10 Art Workshops You Can Check Out this Summer

It's the perfect time to learn a craft.

 

(SPOT.ph) Despite its tan line promise, summer can be a bit annoying. It’s too hot to go outside, the beach is too crowded, and traffic’s more unbearable because of the unforgiving heat. Sometimes, your best bet is to just stay indoors, especially on weekends. But it wouldn't hurt to learn a craft or two while in the comforts of an air-conditioned room.

 

We round up some workshops that you can check out—from pottery classes to fashion design, and even dreamcatcher making. There’s something for every art lover this summer.

 

 

Basic Pottery Workshop

When: April 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Common Room, 325 Dela Rosa Street, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Workshop Fee: P2,500

Register: tinyurl.com/potteryworkshop2017

 

Learn how to make mugs and plates out of clay with craft artist and Ang InK member Iori Espiritu. You can even make your own ceramic pendant at this basic pottery workshop. Fee is inclusive of clay and tools.

 

 

Comic Character Creation Workshop

When: April 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Camera Cart Studios, Unit J 154 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

Workshop Fee: P3,500

Register: 0928-710-1211, creativeverveph@gmail.com

 

Mervin Malonzo, the guy behind the award-winning comics series Tabi Po, will hold a class on character-creation. There will be a series of drawing exercises to help you design your own character, whether it's for an upcoming comic book, for branding purposes, or a concept for your movies. Drawing materials are included in the workshop fee but you can bring your own tools, even an iPad Pro.

 

 

Tattoooie Workshop

When: April 22, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Local Edition Coffee and Tea, 116 Perea Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City

Workshop Fee: P2,000

Register: bit.ly/tattoooie2017

 

Thinking of getting a tattoo but still mustering the courage to actually go under the needle? Then you should try making your own watercolor temporary tattoo. Workshop kit includes a sketchpad, watercolor board, pigment ink, and even freebies from Designer's Crib.

 

 

Fashion Illustration

When: May 4 to 25, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Young Artists' Studio, Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue corner Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City

Workshop Fee: P9,800

Register: 238-4641, youngartistsstudio@gmail.com

 

In 10 sessions, participants can learn figure drawing and coloring techniques in illustrating different types of garments and accessories. Lectures will also include principles on design and fashion. It is open to anyone wishing to be future illustrators, even those as young as seven years old.

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Dreamcatcher Making Workshop

When: April 1, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Common Room, 325 Dela Rosa Street, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Workshop Fee: P950

Register: kimcreatesph@gmail.com, bit.ly/KimCreatesWorkshop

 

Hanging a handmade hoop with woven web on the edge of the children's beds is a common practice in Native American culture. It is known to filter out bad dreams, making them perfect decor for your room. This workshop by Common Room and Kim Creates is open for anyone who wants to join.

 

 

Comics Illustration

When: April 3 to 28, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Young Artists' Studio, Yuchengco Museum, RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue corner Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City

Workshop Fee: P8,800

Register: 238-4641, youngartistsstudio@gmail.com

 

You're expected to come up with a mini comic book at the end of 10 sessions in this workshop. But that wouldn't be too hard especially after you've been taught how to do different styles of illustrations and various techniques in character building and storytelling.

 

 

Urban Sketching Workshop

When: April 2, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Camera Cart Studios, Unit J 154 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City

Workshop Fee: P3,500

Register: 0928-710-1211, creativeverveph@gmail.com

 

Aurelio Castro III, known for his artworks presenting urban Manila, facilitates an urban sketching workshop that includes lectures, demonstrations, and actual sketching sessions. Topics can go as technical as experimenting with dry and wet media (pencil, pen, and watercolor) to as personal as exploring the pleasures of drawing from observation. It is open to all levels of drawing experience.

 

 

Children's Book Illustration Workshop

When: April 9 to May 7, every Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 98B Escolta, Mezzanine, 413 First United Building, Binondo, Manila

Workshop Fee: P2,600

Register: hq@98-b.org

 

98B's Children's Book Illustration Workshop is designed for those who seriously want to pursue a career in designing picture books. It starts with surveying samples of children's books, then goes on to creating your own wordless story and designing characters, and finally, to doing the layout and binding. You can take one-day classes for P700 or take the whole four-Sunday module for P2,600.

 

 

Wood Carving Workshop

When: April 8, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: Common Room, 325 Dela Rosa Street, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Workshop Fee: P1,900

Register: goo.gl/forms/tjDNyVMXd8irc3Yw2

 

Local woodcrafter company raw.tura offers two modules in wood carving: a beginner's guide and a more advanced class on relief-carving. You must have gone through a basic wood-carving class. After all, you wouldn't want to hurt yourself, would you? Workshop fee includes three blocks of G Melina wood, sand paper, and use of carving tools.

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Introduction to Watercolor Painting

When: April 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 98B Escolta, Mezzanine, 413 First United Building, Binondo, Manila

Workshop Fee: P1,300

Register: hq@98-b.org

 

Painter Julius Redillas will facilitate a whole-day workshop on the art of watercolor painting. It focuses on the basic techniques, such as color, space, light, and composition. It is highly recommended that participants already have some skills in basic drawing.

 

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