The #ArtAtHome art classes for kids aim to fuel creativity, offer a healthy outlet for self-expression, assist in self-discovery, and shape identity in a highly technology-dependent society during the quarantine. Classes are offered for painting, doodle art, acting, and singing, and they are developed and taught by some of the Philippines’ top contemporary artists.
The Basic Acrylic Painting class offers a more progressive teaching method, where fundamental painting concepts are used to bring out the students’ creativity, rather than limit self-expression with rules. At the end of the class, students will be able to articulate their ideas through painting techniques and create art in an authentic and holistic manner. The course is developed and taught by visual artist Alfred Marasigan, who first specialized in landscape painting before exploring digital formats in his art. His paintings and other works have been exhibited at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Enclave Labs (UK), Tromsø Kunstforening (Norway), Small Projects (Norway), and Meinblau Projektraum (Germany). He teaches visual art history, painting, and aesthetics at Ateneo de Manila University. P4,500 for 3 sessions; P7,500 for 5 sessions (includes landscape painting). For ages 6 to 11. 3 slots only per class.
In Basic Doodle Art, students will be able to express themselves more confidently through drawing, and learn how to create basic illustrations under the themes: everyday objects, numbers and letters, and plants and animals. The class is prepared by Kara Pangilinan, an artist and muralist known for her intricate black-and-white style. She has been invited to share her story and her process of using art as a form of self-expression at various events around the Metro and even at a global conference held in Sydney, Australia. Through her talks and workshops, as well as her art, Kara shares her advocacy of doing what one loves, pursuing one’s dreams, and living a slow and creative life. Her work has been featured in various television shows, and she has collaborated with several brands such as Guess, Heineken, Johnnie Walker, Mentos, Samsung, Toblerone, and Google. P2,100 for 3 sessions. For ages 6 to 10. 8 slots only.
Exploring Acting and Drama School, respectively for pre-teens and teens, are online drama workshops that will introduce students to theater and acting basics. Exploring Acting will focus on the idea that to act is to play, and Drama School will help prepare students for future auditions and performances. Both will teach the techniques to become better storytellers, with emphasis on collaboration and creative and critical thinking. The course will be facilitated by theater actress and teacher Chaye Mogg. Chaye has been teaching at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Open Program for Children and Young People for over five years. She has acted in several productions, such as Camp Rock: The Musical, Alice in Wonderland, Miss Saigon, and Ang Huling El Bimbo. She has also taken part in various film and TV productions, including those for Disney Channel Australia. P3,500 for 5 sessions. For ages 9 to 12 and 13 to 17. 15 slots only per class.
In How to Sing, students will learn the basics of singing and breathing, and how to perform songs solo and in groups. The class aims to build their confidence as it leads up to an online recital. It will be taught by theater actress, music teacher, and vocal coach Abi Sulit. Abi has participated in several musicals, including Shrek, Sa Wakas, and Rak of Aegis. She studied voice, violin, and piano at the University of the Philippines’ extension program and was part of the Ateneo Blue Repertory in her college days. She has been teaching audiences of all ages in workshops of various theater companies. P2,400 for 4 sessions. For ages 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. 12 slots only per class.
For more information, visit www.bit.ly/ArtAtHomeForKids. Use the promo code earlybird and enroll on or before June 30, 2020, to get 20% off. (Applies only to painting, doodle art, and acting classes.)