Thursday, May 01, 2014

Looking for something to do this summer? Why not spend mornings at the museum? Get to know characters and creatures from Philippine mythology brought to life by Rodel Tapaya in his paintings, sculptures and installations through Bato-Balani Summer Workshops presented by Ateneo Art Gallery and Elmer’s Philippines.

The workshops are designed to encourage participants to express their creativity in different media – collage, drawing, writing and even food decoration. The activities will take a close look at the artworks at the Ateneo Art Gallery, to introduce participants to the magical stories of the Philippine folk tales and legends and stimulate their imagination to create their own stories and works of art.

The workshop will be facilitated by Glenda C. Oris, Assistant Professor from the Department of Filipino, Ateneo de Manila University. Her short story for children, “Ang Madyik ni Paolo” won Second Prize in the 2001 Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards. She is also the author of “Looking out for Heroes” and is a member of Kuwentista ng mga Tsikiting (KUTING), an organization of Filipino writers for children.

The Bulilit Bato-Balani Workshop for ages 6 – 9 will be held on May 6 – 8 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. The Bato-Balani Workshop for Teens ages 10 – 13 will be on May 13 – 15 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Both workshops will be held at the Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Workshop fee is Php 2, 800 per participant inclusive of materials and snacks.

For workshop inquiries, contact Ria Talamayan-Aguilar at (63 2) 426-6488 or email

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