Knowing oneself requires knowing one's history. Do you have a 6 to 9-year-old who loves to know about Philippine history? Who would like to express their learning through art? Do you trace your lineage from the Philippines? Are you living in Hamilton?
If you answered yes to all of these, then register your child to join the Filipinas of HamOnt (@filipinasofhamont) for two evenings of Kulay ng Ka/saysay/an – a FREE history +art workshop – in a virtual space March 26-27 from 5:45pm to 8pm.
All participants will receive a FREE art kit, including a watercolour paint set from Beam Paints (@beampaints).
*If spots remain available, Filipinas may consider out of HamOnt participants. Register to be waitlisted.
Using prompts and writing exercises based on these introductory Philippine history lessons, our Hamilton-based art facilitators will guide participants in reflecting, through art, their sense of history and how they relate to this history. The workshop invites participants to create and enjoy art that reflects their emergent knowledge of Philippine history and the pride of their heritage's richness and diversity.
This history is even more relevant during this year in which the Philippines celebrates 500 years of Christianity. Today, an estimated 86 per cent of the 108 million population of the Philippines is Catholic.
For information and/or to register, visit Filipinas of HamOnt
This workshop is made possible by the Field of Interest Call: BIPOC Literacy/Meeting Basic Needs at the Hamilton Community Foundation, Fiscally Sponsored by YWCA Hamilton, and with the workshop moderator support from the Filipino McMaster Student Association.