The Art of Inclusion

On July 18th, we took to the Museum Of A History Of Ideas in UP Manila to listen to a talk on expressive arts and the kind of impact it has on the Philippine society. The afternoon’s speaker and workshop facilitator, Amos Manlangit, often integrates mandala-making in his talks and workshops, asking participants to collaborateContinue reading “The Art of Inclusion”

This year, give yourself the license to explore and create

MAGIS welcomed the last month of 2018 with a workshop for social workers in the service of online sexually exploited children. In partnership with World Hope International, an organization whose work in the country primarily encompasses child sponsorship programs and aid for human trafficking victims, we trained social workers on trauma-informed expressive arts practice. UnlikeContinue reading “This year, give yourself the license to explore and create”

On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses

Some of you may have been directed here from our April 2018 newsletter. There was an error in the newsletter’s linking, so if you are looking for Art and Play for Resilience, click here. Some of you may already know how important it is to look inward, read into you, and discover something new about your story. ThisContinue reading “On feeling uninspired, and 3 ways to think with your senses”

Art for empathy

When was the last time you stepped into an art gallery? Or marvelled at the drawing of a 2-year-old? Or drew or made something yourself, and didn’t have dismissive thoughts for lack of artistic aptitude? If you can’t remember the last time you appreciated art, or can’t remember the last time you were proud ofContinue reading “Art for empathy”

Art and play for resilience

“I wasn’t doing very well, but my teacher helped me and now it’s better. It really helps when you have friends who can help you out.” This is what one of the 3-year-olds told me last week in the wake of a bit of clay trouble: the bowl she was making fell apart. She askedContinue reading “Art and play for resilience”