Bantay Bata 163

Bantay Bata 163 scholars join art workshop

Anne Therese Arceo
August 1, 2018

Bantay Edukasyon, scholarship program under Bantay Bata 163, recently conducted an art workshop entitled “The Morning After” with Martina Marie Manalo. The event was a two-week session attended by Bantay Bata 163 elementary to college scholars.


The Art Workshop aims to bring out the inner artist in every scholar. Manalo explained the basic and hacks of art. After the lecture, the scholars were given their own time to paint what they desire. Scholars were then tasked to form a circle. Each of them picked a random painting and explained the story behind it. Different personalities and interpretations were showcased during the session. The workshop helped the scholars get to know more about themselves and their colleagues.

Erika Zamora, one of the college scholars shared, “Natutunan ko po sa workshop na walang proper format ang art. Na kahit aling bagay yung makita mo kung art siya para sayo, art yon. Kung hindi kaaya aya sa paningin ng iba, pero sayo maganda, art pa rin siya. Throughout the entire workshop, I realized that we, humans, are God's masterpiece. We are also an art.” (I learned that there is no format when it comes to art, that everything you see as art is art. It may not be pleasing to other people but if it is nice and good for you then it is still an art.)

Bantay Edukasyon scholars inspired Manalo so much. As a teacher, she is really amazed by how sincere and appreciative these children are. This was her second time to partner with Bantay Bata 163 and she looks forward to more partnerships.

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