Art Programme

6th – 17th June

(Summer school art programmes are usually organized by colleges, museums and art schools during their summer holidays from June to August. Kuona Trust has appropriated the name and concept and developed a series of art workshops this June.)

Below is a schedule of workshops covering a wide range of techniques and professional skills designed for emerging and even established professional artists in Nairobi next month.

The workshops are led by master artists on a variety of visual art topics see below. Alongside these workshops, some of Kenya’s ‘Art Legends’; Kioko Mwitiki, Sane Wadu, Jak Katarikawe and Osei Kofi of Gallery Watatu have kindly agreed to talk about their work and hold discussions during the 2 weeks.

‘Legend’ talks will be scheduled around the listed workshops, dates and times to follow.

Workshops Schedule:
Art Workshop
Anthony Okello
6th – 9th June
2pm – 5pm
Photoshop Workshop
Dennis Maingi
7th – 10th June
10am – 4pm
Lino and Wood Cut Workshop
Mathias Muehle
8th – 11th June
9.30am - 5.15pm
Discussion on Art, Space & Presentation
Jimmy Ogonga
10th June
2pm -5pm
Introduction to kiln formed glass (slumping and fusing)
Danda Jaroljmek
11th – 12th June
Sculpting (Finishing)
Mosoti Kepha
13th – 16th June
10am - 4pm
Figure drawing and painting Workshop
Patrick Mukabi
14th – 16th June
9am – 12.30pm
Business of Art Workshop
Sylvia N Gichia & Gakunju Kaigwa
15th – 17th June

Registration for each workshop is Ksh 200/- .
To register for any of the workshops, send an email to or ring Ory or Damaris on 0721 262326/0733 742752, before 1st June 2011 at 4pm.
Registration is on a first come first served basis as class numbers are limited.

Likoni Close, Likoni Lane off Dennis Pritt Road | Hurlingham | P.O. Box 4802 | 00506 Nairobi | Kenya
Phone | +254.20.2405960 | +254.721.262326 | +254.733.742752 | info @ |


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Opportunity - Nairobi Art Academy

Nairobi Art Academy Program
Nairobi Art Academy (NACAD) is situated on Kabarnet Road (off Ngong Road), opposite the Sudan Embassy. The Centre offers a unique range of programs to students, designed to develop their skills as artists/designers in a challenging atmosphere of contemporary practice. Each program brings technical expertise together with critical and conceptual content so that student practitioners develop their own work at the cutting edge of their chosen field.
NACAD prides itself on its commitment to developing the skills and abilities of student artists and designers within a context of creative and intellectual independence for preparation in playing an active role in the arts and creative industries of the 21st Century. We foster a range of programs at all levels and encourage our students to understand themselves as part of a truly global art and design culture.
The one year diagnostic course is aimed primarily at students who have completed high school or equivalent and want to target a career in art and design. The foundation program divides into 3 stages.
Stage 1: Exploratory
Students explore a wide range of materials and media and new ways of thinking. They learn the language necessary to explore all areas of art and design to discover the variety of specialist areas available. They will extend and improve drawing skills that underpin the program and are particularly important at this stage.
Stage 2: Pathway
This stage allows the students more freedom to discover and pursue personal strengths and interest within the framework of the course. It allows an increasing move towards the chosen career.
Stage 3: Confirmatory
At this stage the students are encouraged to demonstrate their personal direction, skills and experience by means of a self directed major project, presentation and an open exhibition of their work where they earn attractive commissions on any sales.
Foundation Program
-FINE ART: Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Printmaking, batik.
-TEXTILE & FASHION DSEIGN: Printed textiles, woven textiles, constructed textile,   fashion, tie & dye.
-VISUAL COMMUNICATION: Graphic design, illustration, photography, animation.
-3D DESIGN & CRAFTS: Mixed media, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, product, interior.
-CRITICAL STUDIES is an integral part of the program and supports the practical work in order to develop investigative, research and written and verbal communication skills.
Entry Requirements
*High School Pass grade (including English language).
*Students over 21 considered on merit and experience.
*A portfolio of work showing skills or potential.
On admission, a student will be required to choose a convenient 2-hour session each day for 3 days a week;
Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Saturday
8.30 – 10.30 am 11.00 -1.00 pm 2.00 – 4.00 pm 5.00 -7.00 pm 9.00 – 11.00 am
      (arranged) 11.00 – 1.00 pm
Nairobi Art Academy also offers Art programs and tuition for school-
going students and hobby classes for adults.The Centre shall only offer basic working materials.
Box 21520-00505
Tel 020-2183851. 0722153553.

Live Painting & Art Exhibition at Nafasi

Photo Courtesy - Nafasi Art Space