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).
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.
A meal will be provided Let me know if you have any dietary restrictions and I will try to accommodate. There is also a…
6 inch Soapstone Bowl Each guest will also get one free 6 inch soapstone bowl to paint/design (gloves/paint/wax/knifes will…
후기 페이지 탐색 섹션
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.
예약 가능 여부
만 8세 이상의 게스트 최대 6명 참여 가능 Guests should be comfortable using a knife to carve designs (knifes are not super sharp but can carve into stone). Children participants must have a parent/guardian to supervise them and assist them when necessary. * I have…
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 체험에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
Wear clothing that you would not mind getting stained (there is a possibility of paints staining your clothes). My place is located up some stairs and is not handicap accessible, my apologies.
에어비앤비 체험은 퀄리티가 검증되었습니다.
에어비앤비 체험은 퀄리티가 검증되었습니다.
- 현지 전문가
자신이 사는 곳과 하는 일을 진정으로 사랑하는 현지인이 진행합니다.
소수 인원으로 진행되기 때문에 참여자 개개인에게 집중하는 방식으로 체험이 진행됩니다.
- 엄격한 기준 충족
모든 체험은 특별한 기회 제공이라는 기준을 충족해야 합니다.
동석(Soapstone)에 직접 디자인한 그림을 그려보세요