Global Art - Regular and Summer Programs7:23 PM
Rap was able to have a free trial class in the Global Art booth during the Galileo event held last February 13, 2010 at the NIDO Fortified Science Discovery Center. He was given a piece of paper with a drawing of a whale on it and was asked to color it using oil pastel. His first attempt was ok but it clearly lacked artistic quality. Simply put, it just looked like how a normal kid would color a picture using ordinary crayons.
I saw how my son handed his work over to the art teacher. He was not too proud about it and looked at me like he was asking me to take him to another booth already. But his teacher just smiled and gave him another copy of the same drawing. He was asked to color it again but, this time, with the guidance of the art teacher.
I admit, between me and my husband, it's him that is very artistic. I can draw pictures, yes. But when it comes to coloring pictures, you can compare my work to those done by my former preschool students, hahaha! I don't know how to blend colors to give a picture some depth. That is what Rap's art teacher taught him that day and I found it surprisingly easy! In a few minutes, Rap's "whale" had come to life by blending different shades of blue and grey and white and yellow. He finally looked proud of what he had done.
Seeing how happy and comfortable he was with his artwork made me decide to enroll him in Global Art Ortigas this summer. I already inquired about the art school's programs and I was told that Rap will be starting with the Basic Level. This is the breakdown of the fees:
- Registration Fee (inclusive of Bag and T-Shirt) : Php 1,000
- Workbook (lasts for 4 months) Php 805
- Oil Pastel set (lasts for more than 1 year): Php 470
- Training Fee (8 hours per month): Php 2,500
- Total: Php 4,775
This summer, Global Art Ortigas will also offer a summer art program which consists of Art (Php 6,300), Arts and Crafts (Php 6,900), and Crafts and Clay (Php 4,570) classes. For more information about the program, you can contact Global Art Ortigas (which is also serves as its headquarters) through calling 515-7005 or 726-0435. Global Art Ortigas is located at Unit 101, Sekai Center, 368 Ortigas Ave. corner Madison Street, Greenhills, San Juan.