Classes

Apr 26, 2014 Saturday
(Full)

Painting Class

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City PH

Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Landscape) Please bring the ff. materials: Canvass (10 x 15) Paint brush (the bigger, the better; flat brush preferable) Paint tubes Palette (optional) Pencil Kneaded eraser

Bring one of the following:
Certificate of Teaching (for the day)
Class picture
Pictures of student's output
Recommendations
Souvenir

About the teacher, Maurice Encarnado

A professional painter for more than 20 years. Expert in the use of acrylic, oil and charcoal mediums. I find teaching very interesting because students are capable of producing varied yet wonderful, new and exciting ideas which are essential in promoting interest and better understanding in the arts. "I believe that art is not simply a mixture of colors or a brush stroke, but rather an outpouring of self into tangible means. Simply, art is yet another avenue- a window to the soul."

May 3, 2014 Saturday

Jewellery Making Workshop

9:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

a 3 hour hands on learning that will cover everything you need to know about beads, tools used, techniques in making accessories using different materials. it will also be a fun and exciting way to turn a hobby into a business opportunity. tips will be given as to how to start your own accessory shop business.

Bring one of the following:
comic books for my 6 year old nephew (it's his bday)
craft or self-help books
GC for a back massage in any Spa in Makati
Globe or Smart Prepaid Load Card (for Trade School)
table lamp
tool box (one with a handle so that i can carry it around)

About the teacher, cat limson

there's nothing more exciting for me than to share what i know with people who appreciate crafts especially jewelry making. i've been making accessories for 6 years now, started as a hobby but now doing this full-time

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(Almost full)

Personal Beauty Makeup Workshop

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City PH

Learn the art, craft and basics of make up for personal use. From skin care to day & evening makeup, learn how to do beautiful makeup and making your masterpiece last long using the right tools and techniques. Coverage: - Knowing your skin type and skin care - Choosing makeup products and tools - The wonders of highlighting and contouring - Choosing the right lip colors, blushes, and eyeshadows - Eyebrow grooming and eye shadow design and application - Choosing and attaching false eyelashes - Daytime corporate/office makeup - Evening makeup

Bring one of the following:
10 Golden Phoenix Face Paint 10g (Found in Deovir art supplies store)
3 egg sponges
Ben Nye/Graftobian Magic Set Mixing and Lining Liquid 2 oz
Clear contact lens (grades 5.50 & 5.75) good for 3-6 months
Make up brush cleaner
Mondeluz Aquarelle Colored Pencils 36 colors

About the teacher, Roxy Figueroa

An artsy-fartsy Make Up Artist who took and improvised her skills at the Maquillage Professionnel School of Make Up Artistry. When I am not doing magazine photo-shoots, I enjoy a cup of coffee at a nearby Starbucks and creatively writing my way to Grad School or to my fan-fiction domain. When I am not in the Metro, you can probably search for me in some of our country's majestic mountains, trekking my way to the summit or sketching breath-taking sceneries.

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(Full)

Adobe Illustrator

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator. Class covers the interface and process of making an artwork on the software.

Bring one of the following:
2 yards of fabric or sewing stuff
dog stuff
drinks after the class
pannier rack for bike
peach mango pie
violet crumble or any candy

About the teacher, Bianca Bernardo

I studied visual communication in UP and took up dressmaking in Slims. I'm part of Flinted Design & Direction, leading a team of designers who do branding and graphic design. I sew, ride a bike and i have three dogs.

May 3, 2014 Saturday
(Full)

Painting Class

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City PH

Introduction to Acrylic Painting (Still Life) Please bring the ff. materials: Canvass (10 x 15) Paint brush (the bigger, the better; flat brush preferable) Paint tubes Palette (optional) Pencil Kneaded eraser

Bring one of the following:
Certificate of Teaching (for the day)
Class picture
Pictures of student's output
Recommendations
Souvenir

About the teacher, Maurice Encarnado

A professional painter for more than 20 years. Expert in the use of acrylic, oil and charcoal mediums. I find teaching very interesting because students are capable of producing varied yet wonderful, new and exciting ideas which are essential in promoting interest and better understanding in the arts. "I believe that art is not simply a mixture of colors or a brush stroke, but rather an outpouring of self into tangible means. Simply, art is yet another avenue- a window to the soul."

(Almost full)

Social Media Marketing

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

A quick course on social media marketing. How to maximize your social networks on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Some How To's when creating online content and tools you can use to monitor traffic and views. How to interpret online traffic statistics and how to apply them to your posting strategies.

Bring one of the following:
A Monochrome Surprise! :D
G-Tech Black (Pen Point 0.3)
Participant's Business Cards
Plain Black Hair Ties
Plain Black Nailpolish

About the teacher, Alexa Arabejo

I'm a Social Media Manager. I handle different Facebook pages for several companies. I'm a Marketing Manager for Weedoo Events Inc. I co-founded and is the creative director of SOUP (a production house). I'm about to graduate BA Broadcast Communication - Specializing in New Media, from the College of Mass Communication - UP Diliman. I am also a Travel Coordinator at Travel Factor. I'm a Junior Jock for Magic 89.9 under the moniker "Champion". In short i'm an over all ninja. :D

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May 10, 2014 Saturday
(Full)

Europe Backpacking Tips and Tricks

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

Have you dreamt of gazing at the Mona Lisa in Paris or swimming in the Danube River in Vienna or perhaps following the path of the Illuminati in Rome? On a shoe-string budget? Make your dream a reality. Learn the techniques on how to conquer Europe on a limited budget.

Bring one of the following:
2nd hand book on travel, selfhelp or whodunit fiction
A 1-hr tutorial on domain hosting
Globe or Smart Prepaid Load Card (for Trade School)
Home-made salad dressing
Promissory note to pay it forward to 3 people
Surprise me

About the teacher, Jodl Gayatin

I am a true blue ENFP. I work as a business process engineer but on weekends I dabble into photography and astronomy. I immensely love traveling and have backpacked across Europe 3 times. There was one time I quit my job and took on a 40-day backpacking trip. Best "foolish" decision I have ever made.

(Full)

Introduction to Papercutting

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City PH

A class that will tackle the basics of papercutting, including some history, cutting techniques, materials, safety tips, etc. Materials (blade, mat, paper, templates) will be provided. It's a good way to check out the craft and to get started in it. Bring your own blades and your enthusiasm. We'll have fun with them :)

Bring one of the following:
A (non-pirated) DVD of the movie Rakenrol :)
Canon Ink Tank CL-98
Canon Ink Tank PG-88
Silicone glue (like the one used in paper tole projects)
Smart or Globe Prepaid Load card (for Trade School)
Staedtler lead holder
Supermarket GCs (Php1000 worth, at least. C'mon, they're for groceries haha)

About the teacher, Liee Lozano

I cut paper! I've always been fascinated by paper, although I couldn't draw. And then I discovered papercutting, and I've been doing that ever since. :) I (try to) blog about it on http://lieelozano.wordpress.com/ or post some stuff on the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lilznpapercuts. If you're fascinated with the art of papercutting, do drop by! :)

(Full)

Visualizing Data 101

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

A primer on how to make sense of numbers and data-- and create infographics that tell a compelling story. This class has no (technical) prerequisites. Just bring an open mind. Optional: Bring your laptop and/or USB stick to get installers for software we will use.

Bring one of the following:
Feedback after the class
Follow me on Facebook
Map (any kind)
Notebook (any kind)
Reason for taking class
Smart or Globe prepaid load card (For Trade School)

About the teacher, Reina Reyes

Balikbayan Astrophysicist-turned-Data Scientist. Research scientist at the Manila Observatory Faculty at Ateneo de Manila University Blogger at Rappler.com

May 10, 2014 Saturday
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City PH

A live, hands-one demo based on the book, Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids, and other kid-friendly/parent-friendly activities. Kids of all ages are welcome! :) Please bring your own pencil, scissors, and glue/glue gun.

Bring one of the following:
A handwritten letter
Books for my 2-yr old son
Help with wordpress blog
Lesson on papercutting
Papers of any kind
Washi tape

About the teacher, Gracielle

I'm a mother to a 2-yr old boy. I have a day job in an advertising/manufacturing company. My newfound love for arts and crafts inspires me to be better in the things I do. I love to be surrounded by beautiful things :)

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Personal Money Management

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

Managing finances is a daunting task, but everybody's got to do it. Whether you're starting out in blissful employment, in the middle of piling expenses, or about to trust an institution to grow your hard-earned cash, good money management is a must. This class will discuss different aspects of personal financial manangement such as building an emergency fund, saving for future expenses, getting out of debt, and funding your dreams. A finance class led by a non-finance person in 60% How-To and 40% Experience sharing about what works and what doesn't in money management.

Bring one of the following:
Any good book (secondhand)
Earbud earphones
GC for pedi in any salon in Ortigas area
Globe or Smart Prepaid Load Card (for Trade School)
Quick coffee wherein I'm allowed to pick on your brain for a story
Website promotion

About the teacher, Lyra Reyes

Writing is my passion but it was only four years ago when I realized that it is THE life's passion. Living the life of the stereotypical struggling writer and adjusting for inflation by managing a travel agency and freelancing. I've written countless short stories, some of which are found online, and I am currently working on a novel/novella slated for ebook release by the end of 2014 (or so help me God).

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May 17, 2014 Saturday

Special Effects Make Up Workshop

10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City PH

Learn the basics of special effects and character makeup, whether for an amateur production, cosplay event or for the love of all things Halloween, this class designed for makeup enthusiasts that aims to stimulate the creative juices within you! Just don't forget to bring props like wigs, accessories, nails, pins, etc. for your look's finishing touches.

Bring one of the following:
10 Golden Phoenix Face Paint 10g (Found in Deovir art supplies store)
Ben Nye special effects palette
CD of Imagine Dragons or Fall Out Boy
Full body massage GC at any Spa in QC or Ortigas.
Liquid Latex
Molding Wax

About the teacher, Roxy Figueroa

An artsy-fartsy Make Up Artist who took and improvised her skills at the Maquillage Professionnel School of Make Up Artistry. When I am not doing magazine photo-shoots, I enjoy a cup of coffee at a nearby Starbucks and creatively writing my way to Grad School or to my fan-fiction domain. When I am not in the Metro, you can probably search for me in some of our country's majestic mountains, trekking my way to the summit or sketching breath-taking sceneries.

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Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

An insider's look about the oftentimes erratic, sometimes humorous, and overall fascinating world that is freelancing. This is NOT a how-to course. The class, instead, draws on the experiences and insights of the teacher (who's been a 'full-time' freelance writer for 5 years). It aims to help participants decide if they're a good fit to be a freelancer.

Bring one of the following:
2nd hand books (self-help, inspirational, general fiction, travel)
a surprise
discount voucher for a spa/water spa/massage
donation for WWF-Philippines
GC for restaurants

About the teacher, Jenny Salvador

Jenny Salvador quit her full-time job in 2008, and has never looked back since. In between trying to meet her deadlines as a freelance writer and editor, she loves to dabble in other interests that include good food, arts, open spaces, and pristine beaches. Not necessarily in that order. :)

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Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City PH

An overview of tools and techniques towards increased mental heath and proactive life direction.

Bring one of the following:
Chocolate
colored paper, preferably yellow (8 x 11)
Like fb.com/possibilities
peanut butter
Smart Load card

About the teacher, Karen Rose V. Vardeleon

Counseling psychologist who advocates a little insanity here and there...

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(Full)

Watercolor Workshop for Beginners

2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

Basic Watercolor Class. Learn basic color theory, composition and watercolor techniques. It would be great if you can bring your own pencils and watercolor paper. :)

Bring one of the following:
art book old/new
blog post about the experience
Smart or Globe prepaid load card (For Trade School)
Starbucks GC (500 PhP)
volunteer/teach
Watercolor paper

About the teacher, des feliciano

Des Feliciano is an art director (at aspac advertising) by day and an illustrator by night. She has a lot of pent up energy that she needs to release through dancing, painting and singing... To learn more about watercolor or digital painting you can check out her blog: desfeliciano.blogspot.com or her fb page: fb.com/des.illustrations. :) (no she did not just shamelessly plugged here sites!)

May 17, 2014 Saturday

Female Fashion Face 101

6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
Cordillera Coffee (Katipunan, QC)
Unit 104 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville Ave.
Quezon City PH

This laid-back, draw-and-relax class aims to teach you how to draw the face of a female fashion figure from using basic shapes to using shadows and highlights. And if we have extra time..we can discuss some 101 of the male fashion face. ...and kindly bring the following materials: OSLO Eggshell Paper, 12" ruler, 2B and 4B pencil, eraser/kneaded eraser.

Bring one of the following:
a surprise
new/old Archie comics
new/old art books
used or brand new unique/cute/weird ballpens
white long shirt (M or L)

About the teacher, zygred calibjo

1. a big fan of mannerism 2. a serious scientist and a crazy artist 3. a "tambay" of Juan District (shirt brand). In other words, i am.... http://zygredcalibjo.weebly.com/

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Commune (Salcedo Village, Makati)
Liberty Plaza, 102 H.V. Dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village
Makati City PH

Everyone has a story to tell but sometimes struggle to tell it. Finding your storytelling voice is a long process that every aspiring writer should undergo. This class wants to jumpstart that with a series of writing workshops. A list of writing prompts for each one to practice on will also be handed out after the class. Come armed with your favorite writing instruments, whether high tech or low tech. No prior writing experience required.

Bring one of the following:
A surprise
Bottle of Asti, Prosecco, or Muscato
Bottle of virgin coconut oil
Quick coffee wherein I can pick your brain for a story character
Website design help/mini tutorial (because I have no idea how those css things work)
Website promotion

About the teacher, Lyra Reyes

Writing is my passion but it was only four years ago when I realized that it is THE life's passion. Living the life of the stereotypical struggling writer and adjusting for inflation by managing a travel agency and freelancing. I've written countless short stories, some of which are found online, and I am currently working on a novel/novella slated for ebook release by the end of 2014 (or so help me God).

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