Young artists showed what celebration meant for them at a recent national competition held at SMX Aura in Taguig.
The Global Art National Competition is an annual contest among students of Global Art, an art school.
“This year’s competition is special for us because it is Global Art Philippines’ 10th anniversary,” said Yenny Saw, manager of Global Art & Creative Philippines.
She added, “Through this event, we celebrated with and showed our appreciation to our students, franchisees, and art teachers who have been part of Global Art’s growth during the past decade.”
The artworks featured creative interpretations of the meaning of “celebration,” this year’s theme, expressed through drawing, painting, coloring, and composing visual elements.
Students from Ortigas, San Juan Del Monte, Makati, Serendra, Alabang, Binondo, Katipunan Ave., New Manila, Ycaza St. Manila, Fun Ranch-Pasig, Pampanga, Cebu, General Santos City, and Davao competed in two main categories: Creative Drawing and Acrylic Painting.
Albyn Lucernas who hails from Cebu expressed his interpretation of the theme the way a true-blue Cebuano would: the Sinulog way.
“It is, for me, a celebration unique to us Cebuanos; so I included mardi gras faces and blended the cheerful colors the way Global Art has taught me,” said Lucernas who was named grand winner in Category B for Creative Drawing.
But aside from showcasing their talents, the competition also helped in honing their skills and motivating the young artists to do better.
“The most challenging thing for me was thinking of an idea that suited the theme and actually drawing it on paper. But once I finished the artwork, I could not believe that I did it, because it was beautiful!” shared Julianne Chuah, who won the grand prize in Category D for Creative Drawing.
Global Art students, Saw said, are also trained to think of novel ways of doing things artfully while interacting with their teachers and classmates.
Six-year-old winner Tomoki Isohata’s mom agrees: “My son has only been studying at Global Art for eight months, but I really love how they improved his drawing techniques and how they taught him to keep focused.”
James Amantillo, 12, who came all the way from General Santos City said, “Art makes me think, takes me to places, makes me laugh. For me, art will last longer than most things.”
Winners in Creative Drawing Category A (4-6 years old) are Tomoki Isohata from Global Art Serendra (champion); Samantha Cristobal from Global Art Ortigas (1st runner-up); Leoni Natividad from Global Art Manila (2nd runner-up).
Category B (7-9 years old): Albyn Santino Lucernas from Cebu (champion); Zachary Isberto from Global Art Makati (1st runner-up); Janna Louise Ventanilla from Global Art Makati (2nd runner-up).
Category C (10-12 years old): James Clark Amantillo from Global Art General Santos (champion); Alcina Tan from Global Art Davao (1st runner-up); JayC Ang from Global Art Ortigas (2nd runner-up).
Category D (13 years old and above): Julianne Chuah from Global Art Manila (champion); Angeli Domini Lim from Global Art Davao (1st runner-up); Marco Luis Gonzalez from Global Art Makati (2nd runner-up).
Meanwhile, the following were adjudged winners in Acrylic Painting Category 1 (7-9 years old): Maria Francesca Sunga from Global Art Pampanga (champion); Julia Gabrielle San Juan from Global Art Makati (1st runner-up); Aubrey Janel Lua from Global Art Del Monte (2nd runner-up).
Category 2 (10-12 years old): Maria Lisette Sunga from Global Art Pampanga (champion); Raissa Ysabelle Chua from Global Art Manila (1st runner-up); Gwyneth Garcia from Global Art Pampanga (2nd runner-up).
Category 3 (13 years old and above): Dominique Kiersten Lim from Global Art Makati (champion); Angelica Faith Chu from Global Art Davao (1st runner-up); Jaymie Alexandria Wong from Global Art Del Monte (2nd runner-up).
All winners will represent Global Art Philippines at the Global Art International Level Competition in Yangon, Myanmar on Dec. 2.
They received trophies and backpacks from Robbie Rabbit, one of the sponsors. The grand champions each received 2,000 Globbie Points which they can redeem at their Global Art Centers.
To know more about Global Art, call (02) 726-0435 or go to philippines.globalart.world.