This week, let’s celebrate art. Art comes naturally to us Filipinos–it’s in our blood, our genes, our ~soul. We write, speak, sing, dance, paint, draw. We create.
From today until Wednesday, I’ll be in UP with Sex and Sensibilities for the ART-H mandala making contest. UP students will be making mandalas using condoms and birth control pills. On Thursday, it’s the Starbucks Dialogues in Starbucks Fort at 7PM to celebrate Filipino talent in arts. On Friday, I’ll be in Brent to speak about the art of changemaking through environmental efforts. It’s gonna be a crazy beautiful week ahead.
Let’s jumpstart this week by inviting you to another project that’s been keeping my hands full: An Introduction to Writing About Arts & Culture: A writing workshop by Yuchengco Museum and Writer’s Block Philippines.
With the growing art scene in Manila and the increasing number of Filipino artists receiving international attention, it is only appropriate to shine the spotlight on Philippine arts, culture, and heritage. Learn how to share and write about these topics to a wider audience. Get an overview of the different fields and opportunities in writing about arts and culture–be it visual arts, architecture, theater, music, or design.
Weekend Workshop: October 8 (Sat), 9 am-6pm
Weeknight Series: November 7, 10, and 14 (Mon-Thu-Mon), 6-9pm
Workshop Fee: P3,500 (10% off for WBP members, and 15% off for bona fide students with valid ID)
The Yuchengco Museum and Writer’s Block Philippines are offering “Writing About Arts and Culture,” a series of writing workshops that bring together writing skills development, cultural information, and art appreciation. The first workshop in the series will be facilitated by Yuchengco Museum curator Jeannie Javelosa and administrator Dannie Alvarez, alongside Writer’s Block founders Ana Santos, Nikka Sarthou, and Niña Terol-Zialcita. Interested participants can choose either the weekend workshop on October 8, or the weeknight series for three nights of November. The introductory course will cover:
- An overview of Philippine arts, culture, and heritage in contemporary life
- Telling the story of arts and culture
- Asking the right questions
- Q&A, case studies, and a writing exercise
Slots are limited to only 30 participants. The workshop fee is P3,500, which includes snacks, workshop materials, and a certificate. For registration and more details, contact Yuchengco Museum at 889-1234 or email email@example.com.