About the Founder
About the founder of MasterArtClasses
Peju Layiwola is an artist and teacher with a wealth of experience iin the arts. She began her teaching career in 1991 at the University of Benin, Nigeria, and has taught at the Universities of Ibadan and Lagos. She has a wealth of teaching experience in universities abroad. She has served as a guest lecturer and visiting professor in several Universities/Institutions including, Rhodes Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, 2019; Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi, USA 2017; University of Arkansas, 2017 and 2020 and University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.
She has carried out extensive work in local communities through her non-profit organization, Women and Youth Art Foundation (Wy Art) founded in 1994. She produced the first instructional DVDs on arts and crafts in Nigeria-a teaching resource that has helped thousands of people in Africa.
She is a recipient of several awards and recognition. She brings together her wealth of experience teaching children and adults indigenous art and the cultural heritage of Nigeria. These lectures are borne out of her experience in teaching in the informal sector and the academy.
Other tutors specialising in lapidary, ceramics, metal embossing, printmaking also form part of the team.