Text by Art+ Staff
“Pigments” is a coloring zine that attempts to help children appreciate heritage and culture through coloring. Zines are self-published materials or mini-magazine that often allows individual expression. This particular zine attempts to bridge kids with Philippine culture through coloring pages.
Inside “Pigments” are six coloring pages of landmarks and traditions observed in the Philippines such as the tradition of fiestas and the rice terraces among others. The selection of images were chosen specifically to aid in understanding the basic elements of art.
Its title, “Pigments,” as a source of all colors, is treated as a reflection of the basics of art production. It is worth noting that our ancestors have discovered using mundane objects of the earth to extract pigments as seen in prehistoric art.
This free zine was published by X+Platform (then UP Art Educators’ Society, established in 2016 in UP Diliman) is a group of art educators, researchers, cultural works and art professionals. Pigments was designed to highlight elements of art by presenting them using visual cues and art criticism for kids to build awareness of how artists contribute to society.
Pigments is a free! Simply download, print and start coloring.
Download and print out a copy here: bit.ly/PigmentsByXPlus