Discovering Students Talent Through Arts

Program: Learning Support

The E. Zobel Foundation offered a two-day free at Art Workshop last summer to talented students from the different public and private schools of Calatagan, Bata ngas. The Summer Art Workshop was designed to develop and improve the innate talents of the aspiring artists in painting. A mix of elementary and high school students registered and completed the course. Art materials were provided free to the participants.

The renowned naturalist painter, Architect Joven Ignacio unselfishly guided the enthusiastic students into the various facets of painting. Assisting him was the former winner of the National Shell Arts Competition, Mr. Aladin Antiqueño, whose expertise was on photo realism. The facilitators ensured that the students were able to discover their potentials while enjoying the process of learning their crafts.

The workshop started with the familiarization on the different materials and equipments being used in painting. The participants were taught on the proper holding of the brush, color variations and understanding pigment qualities. It was followed by a discussion on the natural way to draw, highlighting the correct way to use the drawing tool, line drawings, identifying shapes and objects, and connecting ideas. Towards the end of the course, the students were exposed to the different subjects like landscapes and seascapes. The participants were required to draw their favorite subject using the techniques learned during the workshop.

Individual works of art were mounted in an exhibit during the celebration of the 4th Death Anniversary of Don Enrique Zobel at the Calatagan Plaza. The general public could not helped but be amazed on the output of the students. “Parang gawa na ng isang professional artist”, as they unanimously say. Outstanding artworks were chosen and gift bags full of art materials were distributed as prizes.

As a support activity of the art workshop, o one-day exposure trip was organized by the E. Zobel Foundation for the students to visit the GSIS Art Gallery. Hundreds of paintings were on display and the students had the opportunity to view the original artworks of National Artists’ Fernando Amorsolo, Carlos “Botong” Francisco, Vicente Manansala, Hernando Ocampo and the “controversial” Parisian Portrait.

The Chairman of the E. Zobel Foundation, Dee Zobel , treated the kids to a sumptuous meal at the Mall of Asia and they had a grand time playing at the Time Zone, tokens courtesy of Dee Zobel.
The renowned naturalist painter, Architect Joven Ignacio unselfishly guided the enthusiastic students into the various facets of painting. Assisting him was the former winner of the National Shell Arts Competition, Mr. Aladin Antiqueño, whose expertise was on photo realism. The facilitators ensured that the students were able to discover their potentials while enjoying the process of learning their crafts.