Learn, Paint, & Design Soapstone

Nairobi, Kenya

Experiență organizată de James

  1. 3 ore
  2. Organizată în Engleză
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Ce vei face

Upon arriving you will be welcomed by me, James. I will introduce myself and invite you to introduce yourself to me and possibly other new people. After introductions, I will tell you all about Soapstone, from where it comes from to how it is transformed into sculptures and artwork. I will show you pictures of the Soapstone quarries and show samples of pre-carved Soapstone, as well as show you some of my finished Soapstone art. Next, I will personally do a demonstration on how to paint, shine, and carve designs into Soapstone. Then you will get to practice painting, shining, and carving on a flat piece of soapstone before receiving your own 6 inch bowl and to paint, shine, and carve designs into. We will break for lunch/dinner, in which I will have a Kenyan lunch/dinner ready for you (most likely beans & rice or Githeri-a mixture of beans & corn). Throughout the entire experience, I will be happy to answer any questions and assist you if you need help on your own bowls. This experience is interactive and hands on, it is NOT just a lecture. When you are finished with your bowl, you will be able to leave at your leisure (and take home your new personally made soapstone bowl).
Other things to note
Wear clothing that you would not mind getting stained (there is a possibility of paints staining your clothes).

Also, my place is located up some stairs and is not handicap accessible, my apologies.
Upon arriving you will be welcomed by me, James. I will introduce myself and invite you to introduce yourself to me and possibly other new people. After introductions, I will tell you all about Soapstone, from where it comes from to how it is transformed into sculptures and artwork. I will show you pictures of the Soapstone quarries and show samples of pre-carved Soapstone, as well as show you some of my finished Soapstone art. Next, I will perso…

Ce este inclus

  • Food
    Let me know if you have any dietary restrictions and I will try to accommod...
  • Echipament
    Each guest will be provided one free 6 inch soapstone bowl to paint/design...

Fă cunoștință cu gazda ta, James

Organizează experiențe pe Airbnb din 2018
  • 70 de recenzii
  • Identitate verificată
My name is James and as early as I can remember Soapstone has been a part of my life. I grew up around Soapstone (seeing my family/community making their living off of Soapstone: mining, carving, washing, painting, shining, designing, and selling), in the village of Tabaka (the only place in Africa Soapstone is found, just over 6 hours Northwest of Nairobi), located within Kisii County. When I was a teenager, I too got into the Soapstone business to help support my family and have since made a career out of it. I have been painting and designing Soapstone for 15 years.
My name is James and as early as I can remember Soapstone has been a part of my life. I grew up around Soapstone (seeing my family/community making their living off of Soapstone: mining, carving, washing, painting, shining, designing, and selling), in the village of Tabaka (the only place in Africa Soapstone is found, just over 6 hours Northwest of Nairobi), located within Kisii County. When I was a teenager, I too got into the Soapstone business to help support my family and have since made a c…
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De la $35/persoană

$35 de persoană
$35 de persoană
$35 de persoană

Unde vei fi

This experience will be taking place from within my living room, in my house (apartment complex) here in Nairobi, since Tabaka (where Soapstone comes from) is over 6 hours away. I have a private bathroom within my house too, so no need to worry if/when nature calls. I also have wifi at my house, which is free to my guests, if you wish to use that during your time here.

Evaluată la 5,0din 5 în 70 de recenzii.

Jala
decembrie 2021
I would highly recommend this experience with James. He walks you through the history of soapstone and takes his time to teach you how you create your own master piece. It is absolutely worth booking.
Lindsay
noiembrie 2021
I really loved this workshop and delighted with the bowl I painted. James is really friendly patient and helpful, and it feels really authentic and heart warming to be in his apartment. He cooked us some great food for when we'd finished our artistic endeavours and then made sure we got in our taxis safely when it was time to leave. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an authentic craft experience in the city
Malina
noiembrie 2021
After a major flight delay that had us not landing in Nairobi until 3:30am, I was worried that we wouldn’t be alert enough to enjoy the soapstone class with James. I can tell you that worry was completely unfounded. His storytelling and open personality immediately made us feel welcome and at home. He’s encouraging and only steps in when you ask for help. The time we spent with him flew by, and we got to wrap up the morning/afternoon with a delicious homemade meal.
Sharon
noiembrie 2021
I am very pleased with my lovely creation. Learned a bit about soapstone, he provided a traditional delicious lunch, and was very nice to work with. We again met later at the marketplace, and James helped me through the maze of vendors, introducing me to many people he knew. A very kind man doing a good job.
Cassandra
noiembrie 2021
We had a wonderful time on this experience! James was so great and accommodating. Even for those of us who are not artistic, this experience is enjoyable and fun. Best AirBnb experience I have ever done.
Bermuda
octombrie 2021
Meeting James to design soapstone bowls was one of the highlights of our stay in Nairobi. James went out of his way to make us feel comfortable, gave us a little history of soapstone mining and then a quick tutorial on how we should be designing our dishes. Once we started, he provided great insights but ultimately allowed us to create on our own. Very happy that we booked this experience and would recommend it for others as well.

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Condiții pentru oaspeți

Vei avea nevoie de o fotografie care să se potrivească cu cea de pe actul tău de identitate pentru a confirma cine participă efectiv la această experiență.
Pot participa oaspeții cu vârsta de cel puțin 6 ani. Numărul maxim de oaspeți care pot participa: 5.
Toți participanții trebuie să poarte mască de protecție și să practice distanțarea socială.

Ce să aduci cu tine

Please bring something for you to drink (there is a small local grocery store next door if you need to buy anything).
Please bring an open minded, patient, and positive attitude.

Politică de anulare

Pentru a obține o rambursare integrală, anulează cu cel puțin 7 zile înainte de ora de începere a experienței sau în termen de 24 de ore de la momentul rezervării, dacă rezervarea a fost efectuată cu mai mult de 48 de ore înainte de ora de începere.