Poveda Grade School Celebrates
National Arts Month 2015
By: Elena Garduno
Focusing on the theme, Highlighting
Local and Cultural Genius to Promote Pride of Place,
the Grade School Department joined the country in
celebrating the 23rd National Arts Month this February.
The celebration of the said event started
with a launch during the GS General Assembly. The
NCCA (National Commission for Culture and the Arts)
symbol was explained to the students and some teachers
performed a Maranao dance called, Malong Malong.
The Grades 1-3 students had their Faber
Castell Art Workshop. The students worked individually
and as a group. Familiar activities were learned in
new ways like drawing houses made out of food, and
drawing their partner's face without taking their
eyes off them.
Grade 4 was fortunate to have Mr. Fernando
Sena, who did a landscape painting demo. Using acrylic
paint, he taught the students how to blend colors
and create an illusion of space on an artwork. After
only 30 minutes of talking and demonstrating, Mr.
Sena was able to create a masterpiece that drew ooohs
and aahhhs from the students.
For Grade 5, Chef Toto Erfe shared his
talents and skills on Food Art. The students used
their imagination to create a wide variety of food
designs like a swan from an apple, a rose from a tomato,
and a tree from carrots and pepper.
The Grade 6 students meanwhile, gathered
together and danced their hearts out for their Dancing
for Fitness activity with Ms. Victoria Magtajas. The
activity was made a lot more fun with the modern songs
that were played and the company of their friends.
The celebration was capped off with
an exhibit at the Oben that featured artworks from
Grades 1 to 6. Most output were inspired by our Filipino
culture and by famous artists such as Fernando Amorsolo,
Abdulmori Imao, Jose Joya, and Hernando Ocampo. Congratulations
to all the students and teachers who made this event