Basic Acrylic Painting for Kids: Stories of Food with May Tobias-Papa

The Kids and Adults Workshop Series now goes HYBRID! Be part of a community both onsite and online. Two (2) onsite sessions allow you to interact face to face with your fellow participants and observe cultural objects in person. Maximizing today’s virtual tools, one (1) online session allows you to explore your artistic skills at home. 
Learn basic, yet fundamental skills while rediscovering Filipino culture and identity through Ayala Museum’s art collection. Inclusive of art materials, a museum tour, and access to the new educational studio.

Limited slots only. Acess the FAQs: here.



Featuring timeless still life and unique cooking accessories from the museum’s current exhibition Intertwined: Transpacific, Transcultural Philippines, learn how to translate physical objects into acrylic paintings.
Session 1 | Sept 17, 2022 | 10am-11:30am |1.5 hours | Online via Zoom
·       Virtually meet your facilitator and classmates through icebreaker activities
·       Learn and practice the basic principles and techniques of acrylic painting 
Session 2 | Sept 24, 2022 | 10am-12:00pm | 2 hours | Onsite at Ayala Museum
·       Visit the Ayala Museum, hear stories of food during the Galleon Trade, and learn how they contribute to the Philippines’ rich intertwined cultural heritage
·       Apply the techniques you learned by painting your own still life artwork
Session 3 | Oct 1, 2022 | 10am-12:00pm | 2 hours | Onsite at Ayala Museum
·       Review the new ideas learned from the previous session through games and activities
·       Individual Work & Consultation (continue practicing the tips and tricks you learned, render your favorite foods to eat and share the stories behind them, one-on-one consultation)
·       Class presentation of participants’ works
Art Kit
The art materials are INCLUSIVE to your registration and are good for three sessions.


date_range 17 Sep 2022- 1 Oct 2022
access_time 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM
location_on Ayala Museum & Zoom
payment P5,000 Regular P4,500 Discounted P3,985 PWD
info_outline Sessions are on September 17, 24 and October 1


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About the Facilitators

May Tobias-Papa


May Tobias-Papa graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines where she also taught for 7 years. She had worked as an art director and creative director for several advertising agencies before going freelance. As a children’s book illustrator, May has published several books with Adarna House, Bookmark, and Tahanan Books. In 2018, she published “Doodles and Daydreams: From Doodler to Drawing Diva in Just 30 Days!” for Take Five Books, an imprint of Anvil Publishing.

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