To promote art appreciation and excellence among its students, the elementary department held a two-week celebration of National Arts Month from February 20 to 28, 2023.
The MAPEH teachers organized a variety of activities for the said event, including the three-day ARTivity, wherein different art projects per grade level tackled topics pertaining to self-expression.
The lower-grade school students expressed themselves through mixed-media artworks titled “This Is Me”, “My BFF and I”, and “My Dream House”, while the upper-grade school students worked in groups and built collaboration by creating arts and crafts like giant mask-making, paper mache sculpture, and origami vases.
The art exhibit week was the highlight of the celebration. Selected art projects that were done by the students from the previous week were displayed for five days. This enabled the students to appreciate each other’s talents and creativity. During the exhibit, students also enjoyed different interactive displays on their break times and dismissals. The students had the opportunity to explore color theory, understand how 3-D glasses work, and gain insight into the artworks of a Filipina artist, Pacita Abad. Giant coloring pages were also posted on the walls of the elementary holding area.
The students also experienced upcycling their old and broken crayons through the “Broken Crayons Still Color” activity done at their own homes.
The celebration also kicked off its first art kit donation drive called “ColorALife.” This aimed to give orphaned children the opportunity to explore their creative side and express themselves through art. The donation boxes were filled with clear envelopes containing art supplies that would be donated to different orphanages.
By: Maria Jesusa R. Mangulabnan / Subject Area Supervisor in MAPEH