Free online writing, illustration workshops at Filipinas Heritage Library

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Filipinas Heritage Library free workshops
The two workshops will hone participants’ skills in character design and the use of memory in storytelling.

Free online writing and illustration workshops are being offered at Filipinas Heritage Library this July.

The short series of online workshops will be held on July 17-18, 2020, to coincide with the library’s online exhibition, “War Through the Eyes of a Child.”

On July 17, children’s book illustrator Marcus Nada will lead a Zoom conference on character design, which will include tips, the process, and application. Nada illustrated the Adarna House book about the Japanese invasion, “Si Pitong, Noong Panahon ng mga Hapon”.

Nada’s “The Basics of Character Designing” is open for artists 13 years old and above. They are required to provide their own drawing and electronic materials, and to read the story “The Grand Parade.”

On July 18, a women-only writing Zoom conference will be led by writer Maya Calica Collins. “Writing From Your Memories: A Beginner’s Writing Workshop” was made for budding writers who are 16 years old and above, and who want to share their stories with the world.

Calica is the editor and co-writer of “Good Night, Lala,” a storybook about the Japanese occupation. Calica’s workshop aims to help women utilize their memories for writing.

The online exhibit “War Through the Eyes of a Child” is one of Filipinas Heritage Library’s intensive online stories on Google Arts & Culture. The exhibit features the unique experiences of Philippine children during World War II, in collaboration with the local US Embassy. The US Embassy and Adarna House are both collaborators in these workshops.

As of this writing, both workshops have closed online registration on the Filipinas Heritage Library website and Facebook page after reaching their maximum number of participants. Interested parties may regularly check on both the website and Facebook page to see upcoming events.

UP Open University is also giving free access to their Bridge English and Mathematics courses for upperclassmen and those interested in enrolling for supplementary learning.

An ongoing paid online acting workshop for those 18 and older is being held by actress Cherie Gil. The proceeds will be donated to the Save Our Schools Network.

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