Kids Filipino Art Workshop with Yaz Gaté
Filipino-Australian Yaz Gaté, founder of Tiny Cupboard Creatives, held a Kids Filipino Art Workshop on 03 October 2020 virtually bringing together 30 children from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to learn about Filipino artist Pacita Abad. The workshop was supported by the Philippine Embassy in Australia with the Department of Tourism in Sydney.
The Philippine Embassy in Canberra is featuring her art lesson for kids all over Australia to participate from their own home.
The works of artist and activist Pacita Abad have been shown in over 200 museums and galleries around the world. In the art workshop held on 03 October, Ms. Gaté taught the participants about Abad's pioneering trapunto paintings and showed them the colorful, vibrant and insightful works of a successful and impactful Filipino artist. On 31 July 2020, Google Doodle honored Abad by making her the homepage banner of https://www.google.com.
Tiny Cupboard Creatives is a small enterprise providing exciting in-home studio and virtual classes, workshops and events for learners of all ages, as well as commissioned art work and creative collaborations with other artists and organisations.
If you are interested to learn more about the art workshops of Yaz Gate, visit her website https://www.tinycupboardcreatives.com.au or her social media pages in Facebook (@tinycupboardcreatives) and Instagram (@tiny_cupboard_creatives).
CalligraFilipino with Taipan
To cap off the celebration of Buwan ng Wika (Filipino Language Month), the Philippine Embassy in Australia with the Department of Tourism in Sydney features Taipan Lucero, the artist behind CalligraFilipino or Baybayin Fine Art Calligraphy.
Baybayin is an ancestral writing system in the Philippines. Through his work, Taipan provides an artistic interpretation of Filipino pre-colonial writing with traditional Filipino cultural elements. His work has helped generate renewed interest in Baybayin among the youth.
The video is based on a documentary on Taipan Lucero by Shanai Monique Porras and Jov Mendoza available in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vceVCt9GPXI&t=187s
To learn more about Taipan's work, visit the website of CalligraFilipino https://www.taipanlucero.com/home
Art with Kublai
Kublai Millan is a prolific artist from Davao and is known for the monuments that have become important cultural landmarks in Mindanao. Kublai has played a significant role in creating expressions to bring unity to the diverse spiritual cultures of Mindanao.
In this video, Kublai shares with us his coloring techniques. We invite you to take on our colouring challenge with a drawing by Kublai.
- Step 1: Download one of the coloring pages below
- Step 2: Color it using what you have learned from Kublai
- Step 3: Take a photo and post it on Facebook using the hashtag #Kalayaan2020 and tag @PHinAustralia by 30 June 2020.
We will feature all your work in a slideshow in July 2020.