Kuona artists mentoring young adults

As an organization one of our main goals is to pass on skills and knowledge to other upcoming artists. Some of our artists have  for the past three weeks been conducting a series of mentorship programmes with students from the University of Nairobi art and design class.

The students had the chance to interact with the artists and ask questions relevant to the medium the particular artist works on. So far four artists have taken part with many more expected to follow suit.

Jacqueline Karuti was able to talk about her work, being engaged in both visual and performance art as well as illustrations.

karuti

Jacqueline Karuti

Jacqueline Karuti taking questions from students

Taking questions from students

 

Tonney Mugo who is the only artist in the space who works with glass was also able to explain the design process to the students who were very eager on exploring glass as an alternative medium.

Tonney Mugo giving a talk on the design process

Tonney Mugo giving a talk on the design process

Art and design students at the University of Nairobi

Art and design students at the University of Nairobi

 

This week’s session was done by Kevin Oduor, whose magnificent sculptures have solicited both local and international attention. He is famed for making several sculptures including the Dedan Kimathi Sculpture along Kimathi street, the sculpture of the  prophet Syokimau who foretold the coming of the train now at the new train station at Syokimau, the Asante cow at Safaricom house,the wanjiku sculpture unveiled by the Chief Justice Willie Mutunga sometime last year and many more.

Kevin oduor giving a talk to students

Kevin oduor giving a talk to students

Kevin oduor

The syokimau sculpture standing tall at the railway station

The syokimau sculpture standing tall at the railway station

 

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