Saturday, June 15, 2024

Filipino Deaf Youth Hone Artistic, Creative Skills In Workshop


Filipino Deaf Youth Hone Artistic, Creative Skills In Workshop


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Filipino Deaf students were immersed in various artmaking techniques to strengthen their imaginative skills and foster artistic empowerment.

The event was offered to Senior High School students to pursue their passion for creativity through interactive projects. It provided them the opportunity to first-hand experience college classes at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).

Dubbed EDITIONS, the initiative was a series of talks and workshops conducted by Benilde’s School of Arts, Culture, and Performance.

During the sessions, the Grade 9 learners from the Benilde Deaf School (BDS) explored the basics of monotype printmaking. It is a unique method that applies ink and design to a flat medium, such as plastic.

Visual artist and Fine Arts in Culture-Based Arts Program Chairperson Hershey Malinis and 2021 Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) 13 Artists Awardee and educator Mars Bugaoan guided the participants to the proper use of printmaking tools such as plexiglass, offset printing ink, brayer, and etching press.

The industry experts continued to lead the attendees in arranging their designs. They accompanied the pupils in transferring the imprints from their matrices.

The crowd produced a wide range of textures and effects in the final prints. This gave them a sense of experimentation and freedom to explore different inventive possibilities.

Several volunteers from the program and Senior High School Arts and Design Track provided assistance.

EDITIONS likewise held digital portfolio and sculpture seminars with Benilde Senior High School and De La Salle University (DLSU) Integrated School Arts and Design talents.