$40 per person
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Nyamirambo Street Painting
Arts Experience in Kigali, Rwanda · Hosted by Serge


3 hours
1 - 5 people
Low Difficulty
Available Sun, Sat, 9:00am or 1:00pm
Speaks Kinyarwanda, French, English

About the experience

Serge is one of the nicest people you will meet in Rwanda! He's a very talented Kigali based artist who sells his work around Kigali and is often commissioned to produce pieces for visiting dignitaries and their families. In fact, he's trained some of the other talented artists also featured on Vayando. Since no trip to Rwanda is complete without visiting artists and seeing the capital, come spend a few hours with Serge exploring the back alley's of Nyamirambo - Kigali's famously most lively neighborhood - meeting people and finding a great spot to set up your canvas and paint the cityscape or a local scene using acrylics.

On the three hour visit, you'll get to learn about Serge's work, visit his home studio, see a unique side of the city, and take home a small painting (up to 20cm x 30cm) that he will help you co-create!

What's provided

Canvas, paint, and tutorial on painting in a very unique Kigali neighborhood!

What your should bring

A camera and clothes that might get paint on them. Always good bring drinking water too! Stay hydrated!

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About Serge

Serge started drawing as a young boy in Rubavu, Rwanda, but didn't focus on his talent until he was in high school. He studied art at Nyundo art school in Rwanda's Western province. After school he came to Kigali to focus on his art. He finished school in 2009 and has been painting full time since. He currently has 4 students in a small academy he runs out of his home. He has trained about 10 students, many of whom have moved on to focus on their own work. Serge works out of his home and paints everyday from about 7am to 4pm. Serge's dream in to build an art academy, training many students and have his own gallery in downtown Kigali. He also wants to one day meet Barack Obama, the focus of one of his favorite pieces. He likes meeting people from other countries for new ideas and inspiration!