2017 summer art workshops REFLECTIONS BY TEACHER JEZZA LUZANDE
A couple of weeks ago, I was practicing an oil pastel technique when someone showed me how the material "should be used." He said he was taught this one method with it and he had stuck to this technique all his life. This is one of the reasons I enjoy teaching for Likhang Bata Creativity Center. ART APPRECIATION is the main objective of our art education, and in our Meet The Art Masters workshops, we introduce our students to the different styles of art masters (think Picasso, Van Gogh, Mondrian), and to different ways of creating art – Cubism, Impressionism, Non-Objective, etc. To name a few projects we did just this summer 2017, kids made their own stamps (Hokusai inspired) out of styro plates, made their own translucent sculptures ala Ramon Orlina (out of recycled materials) and made our own Pop Art illustrations like Roy Lichtenstein. Not only were they able to manipulate various art materials and create interesting projects, but they were also introduced to famous masters who helped mold the different styles of modern art and design today.
IMAGES FROM TEACHER ANNA, JEZZA AND MICO'S CLASSES AT OUR PARTNER VENUES.
Also in Likhang Bata, we encourage creative development. We guide kids in their natural curiosity and discourage neither erasures nor wasting materials. We believe that “…every child is an artist”. We teach that there is a purpose for every mistake and there is no one-way of doing things.
All in all, we hope that we were able to open the doors to more artistic/ creative opportunities for each of our students again. We are proud of their simple accomplishments this past summer. And we look forward to opening more creative minds this coming school year 2017-2018.
We would like to thank our venue partners this April and May 2017 for helping us spread art appreciation to their wonderful students!