Workshops you and your kids can learn from this summer 2019
MANILA, Philippines – If the rising temperatures are any indication, summer has definitely arrived, and the season brings with it the promise of spectacular sunsets, fun road trips, ice cream or halo-halo binges, and, of course, lots of opportunities for self-improvement.
This season, classes and workshops abound not only for the kids who need to be occupied on their school break, but also for the adults who may want to start a new quarter of the year with new skills, a new hobby, or a new network of friends.
From freediving to theater to writing historial fiction, these are the new things you or your kids can try out this summer:
If you’ve been hiding an inner drama queen, or just want to get over that stage fright that’s been holding you back from acing your presentations at work, then a theater workshop may be exactly what you need.
The Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) is holding summer workshops for all ages, from Children’s Theater, to Teen Theater, to Creative Musical Theater, to Basic Acting for adults. Workshops run from April to June 2019, with different dates depending on the classes. Workshop fees range from P10,000 to P11,000. For more information visit the PETA Theater website.
Aside from PETA, Trumpets is also holding their yearly Playshop, which includes classes on Modeling, Street Dance, Hiphop, Public Speaking and Hosting, Musical Theater and even Playwriting and Script Analysis. For more information check out the Trumpets Playshop Facebook page.
Whether you’re making your mermaid dreams come true, or just conquering your fear of the open water, free diving is a great skill to learn, and ideal if you want to spend your summer in the water and enjoying marine life.
The best part is, they say it’s a skill anyone can learn! For lessons, check out APNEA Philippines, which is holding a Discover Freediving and Line Training class in Batangas throughout April, starting from April 6. For more information, head to the APNEA Philippines Facebook page.
If you prefer to ride the waves instead of going under them, you could also try surfing – and you don’t even need to head to a far-away surf spot to do it. The Philippine Surfing Academy holds regular classes by batch at the Club Manila East wave pool in Taytay, Rizal. Their next batch of classes, Batch 51, has classes from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, on April 14, April 28, and May 5. For more information, head to the Philippine Sufing Academy Facebook page.
Do you have a story idea you want to turn into reality? Or do you just want to improve your way with words? Either way, the Ayala Museum is hosting writing workshops for aspiring writers of all ages.
They have a Fiction Writing Workshop for kids aged 6 to 12 on April 28, a Fantasy Writing Workshop for teens aged 12 to 18 on May 5, and a Historical Fiction Writing workshop for adults aged 18 and above on May 12. Workshop fees range from P2,000 to P4,500 For more details, head to the Ayala Museum website.
Arts and crafts
Ayala Museum is holding their st’ART program – an all-around art program, that aims to teach kids basic life skills through art. The program will have 6 workshops held from April to May, with classes that range from money management, to design and sewing, to basic sketching. Rates are at P750 per session, or P4275 for all sessions.
For more information, visit Ayala Museum’s website.
Craft MNL also regularly hosts classes on all kinds of crafts and creative endeavours, including basic woodworking (April 7), mosaic making (April 11), and Baybayin (April 27), leather crafting (April 28), and scented candle making (April 28).
For more information or to book classes, visit the CraftMNL website.
Whatever your plans are, learning a new skill (and spending some time out of the office or home for a change) might just make this summer the best one ever. – Rappler.com