With their #ForFutureHeroes campaign, no one can stop Globe from making us feel closer together this Christmas. Given the situation we’re in now, it's harder to beat the winter blues. Rest assured though that these arts and crafts workshops won't only make your holidays lively but will also warm up your heart even more.
All thanks to Globe’s Holiday Crafts Weekend event in partnership with BGC Arts Center, people of all ages were able to make festive holiday-themed knick-knacks through exclusive workshops held via Zoom, and public live tutorials streamed at BGC Arts Center’s Facebook page. For this special event, they also invited local artists to help out!
Check out everything that went down across this two-day event held from December 12 to 13:
1. The first class was held by Judith Basco of The Art of Yarn online shop, who taught Platinum customers how to weave their own Christmas trees on a loom at her Holiday Thread Along workshop.
2. Next up was Mae Jandayan, an art coach at Eshi Shack Art Cafe, who showed us how to hand-paint cards from scratch through her Very Merry Strokes workshop.
3. Of course there's no forgetting everyone else! Public participants got to see the Unfolding the Joy workshop hosted by Amy Lopez Nayve, a paper engineer, who taught us how to cut paper into adorable pop-up Christmas cards.
4. For the finale, the workshop Baubles at Home by Mel Mayol, a local fabric artist, showcased how to recycle everyday household items into cute and festive ornaments.
Wanna make these Christmas cards and ornaments? You can still watch the live streams of these public workshops here.
What really tugged at the heartstrings of every participant was that each child in need from Baseco Compound in Manila got to receive a bag of learning modules and school supplies through the artworks accomplished by the public! If you ever try out these classes yourself, we encourage you to post your artwork on social media with the #YouARTNotAlone to further support Globe’s goal to help our future little heroes!
There's definitely nothing like spreading joy to others while bonding over nifty art activities that remind us to be more grateful this Christmas season.
For more updates on the learning kits for kids of Baseco Compound to be delivered this upcoming January, visit Globe’s Newsroom.