Hand a piece of your heart at the Shangri-La

Summer break is here and with it comes overly active bored kids and exasperated adults. What better way to exhaust your child’s energy than to get him to tap into his inner art-genius by bringing him to a crafts workshop? As a bonus, it can even be a bonding experience for both of you!

The Shangri-La is offering a series of craft workshops, tutorials and demos this summer that caters to kids and the young at heart. Dubbed as Craft Mania 2016, the Shang will be holding the arts and crafts workshop until May 1, with an earlier workshop held at the East Atrium last April 23 and 24. 

Shangri-La Plaza launched a bigger Craft Mania that offers free workshops and a lifestyle bazaar from Shangri-La Plaza’s tenants at the East and Grand Atrium on April 22 to 24 and April 29 to May 1
Most of the workshops, such as those on different calligraphy styles, watercolor, and creative coloring techniques, will be free. Kids can join the Stamp Calligraphy Card-Making just in time for the Mother’s Day celebration. The adults choice are the more challenging workshops, such as the Kaleidolines Workshops and Polymer Clay Molding Workshop which is pretty useful for anyone who is interested in learning a new skill.  

Get old-school creative this summer and get your hands active and tap into your inner creativity as Shang presents this year’s Craft Mania as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. This year’s Craft Mania is bigger and more exciting. Aside from the extension of the event to two weekends, there was also an Arts and Crafts Bazaar that complemented the earlier workshops. Guests can still head to the Grand Atrium where participating brands from the mall, along with specialized arts and crafts merchandisers will be selling their products until May 1 in support of the workshops.

Bubut de los Santos, owner of Tie Me Up Buttercup and her assistant demonstrates new ways on how to wrap gifts
What sets Craft Mania apart from other workshops offered in the Metro is that the tools are readily available in the mall, which makes the replication of every demonstrated art as quick and easy as possible. The materials and tools to acquire new skills are also available in Shang’s retail partners: Build City, Hobbes & Landes, National Book Store, Ogalala, Powerbooks, Scribe Writing Essentials and Tie Me Up Buttercup. Independent sellers are also joining the bazaar, and these include as Art Nebula PH, Caboodle Box, Craft Department, DoItYourSelf Stained Glass, Everything Calligraphy, La Pomme Home, Pens Galore PH, Plume Anciennel, Sunday Paper Co. and The Best Impressions. 

Paola Esteron and Anina Rubio created murals during the launch, which is currently exhibited at the Craft Mania
This summer, remember what it is like to create with your hands outside of the aid from apps, consoles and track-pads – and experience the fulfillment of channeling your creative energy into something tangible and even worthy to give as gifts. 

The power of thought comes alive at the Craft Mania at the Shangri-La as they allow us to play with our imagination and tug at our hearts by creating an avenue that will make us recall who our real life inspirations are, and who we have been meaning to send something meaningful to but haven’t figured out what to give.

Fozzy Castro-Dayrit conducts calligraphy workshops at Shangri-La Plaza’s Craft Mania
Well, when you give what you have made, you share a piece of your heart. That is something no one can put a tag price on. 

Topics: Craft Mania 2016 , Shangri-La Plaza

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