Summer workshops for kids, teens, adults


Posted at Mar 27 2013 05:57 PM | Updated as of Mar 28 2013 01:57 AM

Kids learn about theater at the PETA summer program

MANILA, Philippines – Now that the school year is over and summer is in full swing, many parents are on the look out for things for their kids to do. Here are some workshops being offered this summer.

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Ateneo Art Gallery holds art workshop

Let your kids discover and hone their artistic skills via the Ateneo Art Gallery’s summer art workshop on April 24 to May 30. The workshop runs for six weeks and covers 12 sessions and includes skills such as collage making, acrylic painting as well as how to look at paintings and explore different materials. The workshop will also teach the different elements of art and the basic principles of design.

Participants also get a chance to know more about Philippine National Artists Arturo Luz, Vicente Manansala, HR Ocampo, Ang Kiukok and other Filipino artists in the Ateneo Art Gallery Collection.

The art workshop is good for children ages 9-12. The teacher will be Stephanie Palallos. It is scheduled twice a week, Wednesdays and Thursdays, beginning April 24 (April 24, 25, 30, May 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30), 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Ateneo Art Gallery, Ateneo de Manila University.

Workshop fee is P7,200 including materials. To reserve slots or inquire about the classes, visit

PETA offers summer program

Children, teens, young professionals and theater enthusiasts of all ages are invited to explore the world of theater through this year's PETA summer program from April 9 to May 11.

Basic courses include Children's Theater 1 (for ages 6-9), Children's Theater 2 (ages 9-12), Teen Theater (for ages 13-16), and Theater Arts (for ages 17 and up), while the advanced courses for ages 17 and up are Basic Acting and Creative Musical Theater.

Every course uses PETA's unique integrated theater arts approach, which blends the five different disciplines in theater, namely creative drama, body movement and dance, creative sound and music, creative writing, and visual arts. The student-centered workshops also offer a means for participants to express themselves fully and to boost their confidence and creativity.

The program ends with the participants' final showcase at the PETA-PHINMA Theater, in which they will present their own production. In line with this year's tagline "Your Story Takes Centerstage," the program's final showcase draws inspiration from the participants' experiences, turning their stories into theater productions.

To join the PETA Summer Program, please schedule an interview for enrollment through [email protected].

Speech workshops at UP

The Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts of the College of Arts and Letters of the University of the Philippines Diliman will hold speech workshops for kids, teens and professionals on weekdays from April 15-26.

Workshops for kids and teens are at P4,000 while workshops for adults/professionals aged 17 and above are at P4,400 (inclusive of a book on stage fright).

Registration is from April 2 -15. Early registrants from April 2-5 will get a 10% discount. The schedule is as follows: kids from 9-11 a.m.; teens from 1-3 p.m.; and adults/professionals from 3-5 p.m.

For inquiries, please e-mail [email protected].

Ballet Manila holds summer workshop

The Ballet Manila School, the educational arm of the classical ballet company, will hold its annual intensive summer workshop dubbed “Just Dance XVI” from April 10 to May 26. Enrollment is now ongoing.

The classes being offered are: Ballet Technique Class (Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3), Baby Ballet, Pointe Class (Intermediate and Advanced), Boys' Class, Pas de Deux/ Partnering Class, Variation/ Repertoire Classes, Modern Dance/ Jazz, Yoga and Adult Ballet.

Classes will be held Tuesdays to Saturdays at the Ballet Manila studios at 1915 Donada Street, Pasay City. Each session will last one hour to one hour and 15 minutes.

Prima ballerina and BM artistic director Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and artistic associate Osias Barroso lead the faculty roster, which will also include BM's seasoned dancers and teachers.

The summer workshop will culminate in student performances of “The Swan, The Fairy and The Princess” on May 25 and 26, 3 p.m., at the Aliw Theater, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

A certificate of completion will be awarded to each student at the end of the workshop.

Ballet Manila offers a P26,500 workshop package that is inclusive of: tuition, registration and recital fees; costume rental for the two-day student performances; photo shoot for the souvenir program; two copies of the souvenir program; and 15 tickets to each of the two-day student performances. The package does not include uniform (leotards, tights and ballet shoes).

For inquiries, visit the website or e-mail [email protected].

Repertory Philippines holds annual workshop

Repertory Philippines will holds its annual summer workshop in two venues starting on April 8 with a fee of P7,000.

Those in Makati, Taguig and south of the metro can join the classes at Active Fun at Bonifacio High Street. The kiddie class will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Ayam Eckstein and Hans Eckstein, with the final showcase scheduled on May 20. The pre-teens class will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. to be handled by Cara Barredo and Reb Atadero, with the showcase set for May 24. The teens class will be held from 4-6 p.m. with Naths Everett and Dingdong Rosales with the showcase on May 25.

Classes will also be geld at the Rep office at the AIC Burgundy Empire Tower, Ortigas Center. The kiddie class will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with Deana Aquino and Bulinggit Delgado, with the final showcase scheduled on May 21. The pre-teens class will be held from 1-3 p.m. to be handled by Oliver Usison and Ring Antonio, with the showcase set for May 23. The teens class will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with Oliver Usison and Ring Antonio with the showcase on May 27. There will also be an adults class handled by Jamie Wilson and Gold Soon from 7-9 p.m. with the showcase set for May 30.

An advance class for P8,000 will be offered at Citrusnap Studio at RCI Building, Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-8 p.m. with Joel Trinidad. The showcase will be held on May 31.

9 Works Theatrical offers Stage Camp

Beginning on April 8 to May 26, 9 Works Theatrical will have its fourth year of conducting singing, dancing and acting classes for kids, preteens, teens, and adults via a six-week Stage Camp at The Loft @ Manansala Tower, Rockwell Center, Makati.

The culminating showcase will be held at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

Kiddie & Pre-Teen Camp (ages 5–11) will be held from Mondays to Fridays at 1-3 p.m. to be handled by Onyl Torres and Peachy Atilano. Teen Camp (ages 12–17), also on Mondays to Fridays, will be held from 4–6 p.m. with Gemini Quintos and Bym Buhain.

They will also offer an Adult Camp (18 and above) from Mondays to Fridays at 7-9 p.m. with 9 Works Theatrical’s artistic director Robbie Guevara and Carlos Canlas.

For inquiries, visit or its Facebook page.