Fun activities for kids this summer


Posted at Mar 04 2010 12:33 PM | Updated as of Mar 05 2010 08:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Let your child reap the benefits of sports, art, food, and dancing in a fun and effective way this summer through these workshops.

Kids at Art

Kids at Art (KAA) offers lessons on basic drawing, painting, sculpture, and craft (for kids ages 5 to 12 years old) as well as ceramic workshops (for kids ages 7 to 12 years old).

To be held from April 12 to May 13, the workshops will be conducted in SM Storyland branches in Fairview, Southmall, San Lazaro, Marilao, Batangas and Cebu; University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts (UPCFA) in Diliman; Piagetian Guided Educational Center

For more details, contact the KAA central at 414-1954 or 391-0410, or visit the Kids at Art website.

Summer Workshop 2010

At KAA's Summer Workshop, kids ages 5 to 12 years old will undergo 10 sessions which include the following art projects:

  • watercolor and glitter painting with gold leaf
  • acrylic painting
  • ballpoint pen and ink drawing
  • oil pastel on felt paper drawing
  • crayon rubbing and resist drawing
  • oil pastel drawing on coffee-stained paper
  • mixed media collage painting
  • junk art
  • paper maché figure sculpture
  • shirt painting.

The 10 sessions cost P5,500 for those in Metro Manila and Luzon, which includes all art materials, T-shirt, framing (without glass) of best work, and a certificate.

In Cebu, kids will be charged P4,000 for the art materials and an exhibit fee of P500 (inclusive of framing of best work and certificate).

Early bird registrants get a 5% discount.

Ceramic workshop for kids

At KAA's ceramic workshop, kids ages 7 to 12 years old can learn the joys of working with clay and having their works fired to permanence.

The course offers an introduction to ceramic forming processes such as hand-building techniques and the use of the hand potter's wheel to make sculptural and functional art forms.

The workshop will be facilitated by Mia Kasal, founder of KAA and the initiator and faculty coordinator of the UPCFA ceramic studio.

Six sessions cost P4,500, inclusive of 12 kilos of clay and a certificate, exclusive of firing charges.

CCA's Young Chef's Boot Camp

From Italian, American, Spanish, and Mediterranean cuisines to a full range of Asian dishes, Center for Culinary Arts (CCA)'s Young Chef's Boot Camp aims to develop kids' basic culinary and baking skills while educating them on different cultures.

Here are the courses offered by the CCA Young Chef's Boot Camp, to be held from March to May. Each session, which lasts for 5 days, costs P7,800.

  • Baking and Pastry 101 (for kids ages 11 to 15)
  • Western Flavors -- All-time Favorites (for kids ages 11 to 15)
  • Young Upstarts (kids ages 7 to 10)
  • Southeast Asian flavors -- All-time Favorites (for kids ages 11 to 16)

For more details, call CCA at 426-4840 to 41 or visit CCA's official website.

Steps Dance Studio's summer workshop

Steps Dance Studio's summer workshop is open to all kids ages 12 and above of intermediate level in ballet, jazz, and modern dance. Auditions will be held on March 21 from 1 to 4 p.m., with registrations starting at 12 p.m.

The workshop will take place from April 5 to May 29 at the Steps Dance Studio in Makati, while the concert will be held on May 30 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines main theater.

For more information, call Steps Dance Studio at 843-8472 or visit their website.

Milo Sports Clinics

Milo's summer sports clinics is a nationwide summer sports program held from March to May.

Now on its 27th year, the program offers courses on badminton, basketball, bowling, chess, football, gymnastics, ice skating, karatedo, lawn tennis, table tennis, swimming, taekwondo, and volleyball.

For a list of accredited venues and up-to-date schedules of all these sporting activities (schedules posted at the Milo website may be changed without prior notice), call the Milo hotline at 914-7111.