A FREE art workshop for children that aims to develop and discover potential visual artists was held at the “Puluy-an” Art Gallery in Barangay Bita Sur, Oton town, Iloilo province.

Aside from developing craftsmanship of young artists, the art workshop also paves way for the bonding of the participants and their parents.

Art instructors were Ilonggo Artists John Paul Castillo, Rey Haro Buenaventura, Steve Magbanua, Junjun Duarte, Arnold Almacen, John Micheal Tauro, Jeffrey Nhene Geraldo, Orland and Tyrone Espinosa Melvin Guirhem.

Guirhem ventured into fabric art and proved it rewarding when he won the grand prize at the Philippine Art Awards (PAA) in 2020 for his piece Failed Reconciliation.

It was a portrait of his once turbulent relationship with his parents and his siblings. (PR)