Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Inclusive Activities for the Deaf, Youth at MCAD Manila

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The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde presents a series of free public talks and workshops, plus a museum tour that aims to immerse the youth and friends from the Deaf community in an exhilarating experience that shatters the walls between nature and art.

Students age 12 to 16 are welcome to unravel the wonders of the Kingdom Plantae in Print Art of the Plant Kingdom, an eye-opening lecture and creative workshop that seamlessly blend the world of flora and the craft of printmaking. Inspired by London-based British contemporary artist Suzanne Treister’s botanical prints, the activity will assist the participants to discover and explore their skills in printmaking by creating their individual and elaborate illustrations of the plant life. The class will be led by master engraver Benjie Cabrera and visual artist Mars Bugaon from the Philippine Association of the Printmakers. It will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

In cooperation with the College’s School of Deaf Education and Applied Studies (SDEAS), MCAD will likewise open its doors on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, to the members of the Deaf community. Accompanied by an expert Filipino Sign Language (FSL) interpreter, the Deaf art-enthusiasts will have the opportunity to tour the museum and immerse themselves into the contemporary artworks currently on exhibit at the gallery. The guided tour will start at 2:30 pm.

In collaboration with the Science, Education and Advocacy (SEA) Institute and inspired from the exquisite footage on the Verde Island Passage, the world’s center of the center of marine shore-fish biodiversity, captured by Australian artist Mel O’Callaghan, the Verde Island Adventure in Recycled Art will widen the knowledge of students age 7 to 11 on the unique food chain and how marine species such as whale sharks, sea turtles, marine gastropod mollusks and corals take part in this hard-to-believe interaction. Followed by a hands-on workshop on coral art assemblage, it will allow the young participants to recreate breathtaking corals with the use of recycled materials. The events will be held in three sessions starting at 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. on Friday, September 27, 2019.

The activities are free and open to the general public.

For inquiries call 230 5100 local 3897 or email

The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde is located at the DLS-CSB School of Design and Arts (SDA) Campus, Dominga Street, Malate, Manila.

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