Tampisaw: Color Your Life In The New Year

Is your life dull lately and want to start your new year in vibrance with the full mesh of colors? Why not try learning how to paint using watercolor? This New Year, the Negros Museum in their Weekend at the Museum will be preseting “Tampisaw”. What is Tampisaw? Tampisaw is a Hiligaynon word which means “to frolic” or “playfully wade in the water”. The title aptly describes describes this 3-day workshop on Watercolor Painting which is open to all watercolor enthusiasts and lovers of art. This will not be an ordinary watercolor workshop for our very own bemedalled kasimanwa will be joining us for this workshop and will teach us techniques in watercolor painting. None other than Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based Negrénse artist, Edbon Sevilleno will lend us his time and grace this workshop on January 14 to 16, 2012 at PHINMA Main Gallery.

Watercolor painting for already more than twenty five years, Ebdon Sevilleno will be sharing techniques he learned and discovered through the romantic years with this medium of art. Edbon Sevilleno currently works as an advertising executive in the Middle East for already twenty years. His amazing talent has been honed all through his lifetime especially since he studied in Fine Arts in La Consolacion College Bacólod and has been a President of ARFIEN, the premiere art school in the city of that same college. Aside from his mastery of the watercolor medium, he is well acquainted with other mediums of painting which very proves much his prolificness and versatility as an artist.In this emphasis in watercolor, he proved that this can work well with both fine arts and applied arts. Watercolor is very much applicable to advertising, storyboards and book illustrations especially those for children.

Ebdon Sevilleno has highly traveled especially doing eight-man shows and countless group exhibits, locally and overseas. Doing book illustrations or comic strips is his work and passion since the 1980’s. Currently, he is still doing so for some graphic novels in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has led several events for OFW artists in many countries like the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States and China by organizing the Guhit Pinoy. Locally in the island, he organized the Gamefowl Art of Negros Exhibit entitled BANGIS or the Bacólod-Negros Gamefowl Artists. This brought to the First Gamefowl Expo last January 2011 the wonderful works by twenty five different Negrénse Artists with sixty artworks on display. Seeing all these at hand, doesn’t this excite you already to meet and learn from this great artist himself?

The first two days of the workshop will feature fun-filled lessons and symposiums while on the last day itself, you will be able to showcase your newly-enhanced talent by doing an open air painting session with other veteran artists of Negros. Indeed, it is a grand partnership with the local artists who already brought about numerous programs about this medium of painting. These artists want to share to the community their learnings and techniques for the future generations to use. The gist however is that this event will not be for beginners though but for those who have the potentials and want to hone their talent. Even though everyone is expected to provide their own materials, the shared knowledge is a valuable treasure to keep. What are you waiting for? Registration is still open but slots are limited, with the reservation and workshop fee for only P1,500. Those interested may call on (6334) 433-47-64 or on their mobile hotline at (63921) 330-78-61. For our netizens, The Negros Museum also has an active presence in Twitter and Facebook so don’t forget to “follow” or “like” them.


About Mark Mayo - Magallanes

MARK MAYO - MAGALLANES – blogger by passion, cook by hobby, student by life, theater actor by fate, writer by work, and Christian by grace. Part Filipino, Chinese and Spanish by blood, he is proudly 100% Negrénse. His love for his home Island of Negros, heritage and lifestyle has led him to write much about it and full-time, all-time. View all posts by Mark Mayo - Magallanes

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