2012 Summer Art Workshops at MindGym – An Art Quest

Do you want your child to learn lessons in life in a fun and interesting way?

Try a summer art workshop run by professional teachers who are sensitive to children’s needs, flexible in their teaching practices, and creative in their approaches.

Your child will learn not only how to draw straight and curved lines and shapes, how to sketch circles and squares, and do shades, tones, and coloring but the following life skills and values:

  1. Think critically when choosing colors, art medium, subject or theme in an art piece.
  2. Communicate better as they express their emotions and preferences to others through the language of colors and shapes.
  3. Become independent as they learn to develop fine motor skills (in the case of toddlers and preschoolers) and think through an art project from beginning to end.
  4. Increase patience and attention span as they wait for a layer of paint to dry up before applying another layer.
  5. Develop self-esteem and confidence as they experience an art exhibit where their works are appreciated by others.
  6. Tolerance and appreciation for other people as they learn to appreciate not only their work but others’ art work.

This summer, MindGym Philippines has tapped the talents of two professional teacher-artists to conduct summer art workshops for kids ages 4 to 15 years old.

Equally gifted in the visual arts and with professional teaching licenses, University of the Philippines graduates — Ms. Cathy Lasam and Precious Gamboa have carefully planned out the following art workshops mindful of children’s needs to discover new things, to explore new worlds, and to shine like stars in their own universe of art.

Art Quest with Cathy Lasam*

A ten-day paint, draw and sculpt workshop for only P 5,000 inclusive of materials.  An art journey through blazing desserts, freezing ice caps, steaming jungles, and outer space, among others, features the following activities for children 8 to 15 years old.  Art sessions start April 17 and will run every Tuesday and Thursday, 10 am to 12 noon

Session 1: Drawing – Outer Space Omnitool

Session 2: Drawing – Shifty Eyes Portrait

Session 3: Drawing – Ingenious Igloo

Session 4: Drawing/Painting – Best Friends at the Big Top

Session 5: Painting – Sunny SandLands

Session 6: Painting – Zoom In Land / Zoom Out Land

Session 7: Craft – Furry Wildlife

Session 8: Painting/Craft – Deep Sea Dwellers

Session 9: Craft – Sky Fliers

Session 10: Craft – Around the World Adventure

Me and My Modern World with Precious Gamboa*

A six-day art workshop for only P 3,000, recommended for 5 to 7 year olds or preschoolers. All sessions start with storytelling, film viewing, singing or dancing and ends with self and peer evaluation.
Art sessions will be held on April  25, 30 May 2, 7, 9, 14, 10 am to 12 noon.

The art program uses a multi-sensory approach in teaching art, tapping the child’s visual, kinesthetic, tactile and auditory senses. It’s an integration of Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Dance and Music. The art activities promote independence, confidence, patience and positive working attitude as preparation for formal schooling. Expect surprises in artistic talents as your young kids show off their arts works after learning the following art basics.

Session 1.  Lines
Session 2 . Portraiture
Session 3.  Cityscape
Session 4.  Still life
Session 5.  Paper Crafts
Session 6.  Painting

***Moms and dads, enable your children to make use of their summer vacation creatively and facilitate their personal growth in the process of learning art. Call us up at 437-5880 or 986-0944 or text 0927-8770800 and reserve as slot now.


About the Instructors

Teacher Cathy Lasam is a multi-awarded cum laude graduate of the College of Fine Arts of UP Diliman. Her art studies include printmaking, oil portraiture and watercolour courses in the US. Cathy specializes in the creation of paperworks, or folded paper sculptures and installations, as well as oil and acrylic painting. She teaches drawing, painting and art history to students of all ages at schools and studios alike. Cathy has held solo exhibitions at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, One Workshop Gallery and the Prose Art Gallery, has participated in group exhibits at the Donada Art Gallery, the Museo Arte de Contemporaneo Ateneo in Yucatan, Mexico, and the Gallerie Gavarni in Paris, France. As an artist, she was also a Philippine Delegate to the China-ASEAN Youth Program in Guangzhou, China, and to the HAO Asian Artists Summit in Singapore.

Cathy is a member of the Philippine Art Educators Association/PAEA and a duly licensed Professional Teacher with a MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education, Health) Specialization.  She owns-operates Artists in Residence.

Teacher Precious Gamboa is a cum laude from the University of the Philippines, College of Education. Her major is Special Education and has worked with students with mental retardation and ADHD. She ranked 6th place in the September 2010  Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET).  She worked as a pre-school teacher before and now she’s currently pursuing her love for visual creativity at the UP College of Fine Arts as a Visual Communication major. She’s a member of the UP Artists’ Circle and of the UP Fine Arts Student Council. Her passion is in teaching arts to young learners and empowering teachers to teach better through art as a learning tool.


About Mo/am Alice

As Education Administrator/Director of MindGym, she tackles the center’s day-to-day affairs and gives its learners the warmth, care, and support that only the “heart” could afford to deliver. As one of the main coaches for MindGym’s Intensive Coaching for LET, she infuses practical lessons not only for LET success but for life as a teacher. She vows to be a lifelong learner. Follow her on Twitter.

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2 Responses to 2012 Summer Art Workshops at MindGym – An Art Quest

  1. hayley uy 2012/04/19 at 4:44 pm #

    hi saw your groupon deal. do you have other branch aside from J.P. Rizal? I’m coming from Banawe qc. I hope somewhere near manila. Thanks

    • MindGym 2012/04/20 at 12:20 am #

      Hi Hayley! Unfortunately our only branch is only at JP Rizal, near Katipunan and Cubao areas.

      Since the workshop is only for one day, why not go visit? It isn’t that far since it’s also in Quezon City 🙂