Sunday, July 14, 2024

Filipino Student-Artists Hone Skills In Printmaking, Casting, And Prosthetics Workshops


Filipino Student-Artists Hone Skills In Printmaking, Casting, And Prosthetics Workshops


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Editions, a series of innovative development talks and workshops, empowered young Filipino students with artistic appreciation and technical capabilities.

The event gathered enrollees from various Senior High School institutions to pursue their passion for creativity with interactive and collaborative projects, while expanding knowledge and skills opportunities.

The initiative was attended by the budding talents from Ann Arbor Montessori Learning Center Inc., Atheneum School, Benilde Senior High School, Caloocan City Business High School, Commonwealth High School, De La Salle Santiago Zobel School, Eugenio Lopez Jr. Center for Media Arts Senior High School, and Hope Christian High School.

It also invited learners from iACADEMY, Immaculate Conception Minor Seminary, Infant Jesus Learning Academy, La Consolacion College, Leaders International Christian School of Manila Inc., Madre Maria Pia Notari School, Montessori Academy of Valenzuela, and New Era University.

Completing the roster of the promising artisans were from Our Lady of Fatima University Valenzuela Campus, Philippine Women’s University, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, President Sergio Osmeña Sr. High School, Quezon City Christian Academy, St. Scholastica’s College Manila, and University of Santo Tomas.

During the sessions, industry experts and professionals introduced the guests to various craftsmanship methods and materials to foster multidisciplinary learning.

2021 Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) 13 Artists Awardee and educator Mars Bugaoan mentored the attendees on the basics of monotype printmaking, a practice of applying ink and design in a flat medium such as plastic.

He guided them on the usage of printmaking studio and etching press. He also assisted them on arranging their found objects and designs for the monotype print.

Visual artist and De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB) Fine Arts in Culture-Based Arts Program Chairperson Hershey Malinis facilitated the molding and casting workshop with a two-step approach to create the final three-dimensional output.

She led them on the techniques of positioning of the tools, proper mixing, and pouring of molding alginate material to produce the final form.

Theater props and special effects designer and Benilde Production Design faculty member Jude Pagtakhan equipped the audience on the process of prosthetics-making.

He likewise demonstrated the application of liquid latex and paint on the skin to shape a realistic wound illusion.

The event likewise served as a sneak peek to the academic offerings, state-of-the-art facilities, and materials offered at DLS-CSB. The event was organized and facilitated by DLS-CSB’s Fine Arts in Culture-Based Arts Program of the School of Arts, Culture, and Performance.

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