SM Stationery Art Fest Goes To Baguio This June

Baguio City has always been a haven for artists. Its cool climate, breath taking scenery, and rich cultural traditions have been a source of inspiration for writers, painters, and craftsmen for years.

What better way to spend a weekend in the City of Pines than to unleash your creativity? SM Stationery Art Fest 2018 is making its way to SM Baguio this June 14 to 17.

Aside from shopping for back to school essentials and must-have art supplies, budding artists and art enthusiasts can look forward to two full days of workshops, from June 16 to 17. Artists will be sharing their skills and tricks of the trade to get you started on your own creative journey.

Norman Bauzon will be demonstrating the basics of Gothic Calligraphy (June 16) and Brush and Embossing Calligraphy (June 17).  Norman started doing calligraphy in 2016. He specializes in Brush Calligraphy, Gothic Calligraphy, Embossing Calligraphy, and Watercolor Illustration.

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Duds and Lira Maranan of the Baguio-based art duo Pinsel will be teaching the basics of Galaxy Watercolor Painting (June 16) and Watercolor Resist Techniques (June 17).

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Duds is a visual artist and photographer. She finished BA Communications, major in Journalism at the University of the Philippines Baguio in 2009. Duds is back to her first love, drawing and painting. She is persistently and patiently honing her trademark style of pointillism which she applied in illustrating several published and award-winning children books.

Lira is a freelance marketing analyst and eco-tourism researcher. She finished BA Sociology from the University of the Philippines, Diliman and Masters in Management from University of the Philippines, Baguio. She has just recently started exploring visual arts using watercolor as her medium and immediately fell in love and found it calming and therapeutic. Her art reflects the spontaneity and ease of water blending with colors.

Ayra Galanza will take on Brush Letters and Fauxlligraphy 101 (June 16) and Travel Postcard Painting (June 17). She is a BA Communications graduate from UP with a passion for art. Ayra is a freelance artist and runs a small art shop called hello ayra. Ayra’s been practicing calligraphy and watercolor for 4 years and often hosts workshops and participates in art fairs in Baguio City. Her work has been featured in Ayala Museum, by Where to, Baguio? and are available at Mt. Cloud Bookshop and Museo Kordilyera.

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Teacher Jahnna will be guiding kids on how to make Crunchy Slime (June 16) and Glowy Slime (June 17). Her love for arts and calligraphy has been evident since she was a kid. As a Licensed Professional Teacher and a seasoned calligrapher, she dedicates most of her time teaching the kids the fundamentals of arts, painting, and crafts-making.

Celvic Villacorta will facilitate the DIY Shrinky Dinks Workshop (June 16) and Pencil Case Design Workshop (June 17). Celvic’s strong suit is Photorealism in Painting. However, his artworks are not limited to paintings, he has also done commissioned pieces from signages to portraitures, miniatures to life-sized 3D displays, canvas paintings to wall murals, and the list goes on.

Cristine Chan will be sharing her 3D Watercolor Calligraphy Skills (June 16) while Kate Diso-Agustin will give participants a preview on Basic Botanicals and Calligraphy (June 17).

Cristine is artsy and crafty.  She’s into all kinds of crafts including crocheting, knitting, coloring, baking, and a bit of henna tattooing. Currently, she’s into lettering or modern calligraphy. She started with brush pens but fell in love with watercolor,  which, she says, is “fun and very unpredictable”… like her.

Kate is an architect and calligraphy enthusiast. Her creations reflect her keen sense of detail and innate eye for beauty.

Exciting discounts, freebies, and prizes await visitors so do drop by The Atrium, SM City Baguio!

SM Stationery Art Fest 2018 is co presented by Faber-Castell Philippines and Elmer’s Glue together with Sakura, Sharpie, Tokyo Finds, and Stabilo.