In the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the way education works. Students shifted from physical classes to online classes for their safety. Despite this sudden change, people continued to show interest in education.
Adapting to a digital platform also opened new opportunities for eager students to leverage the power of technology and the Internet to their advantage.
Digital learning platforms also took this opportunity to launch breakthrough courses to change the landscape of online education and provide users with the information they need. For artists who are looking to pick up new skills or enhance the talent they already have, Artkipelago has just what they need.
Launched on Jan. 19, Artkipelago is a revolutionary online learning platform designed for both beginners and professionals. This virtual school for the arts offers courses in major creative fields like music, film, and the performing arts. More creative courses will be added almost every month to cater to the needs of aspiring artists.
Artkipelago features carefully curated programs with various learning modes to choose from, such as live webinars, workshops, and video-on-demand (VOD) learning modes. But what sets them apart from other online learning platforms is their decision to involve locally reputable artists from various industries.
“We put together the best mentors from various fields to inspire and encourage everybody to discover their creative passion and turn that passion into a profession,” said Artkipelago’s founder and president, the music maven Twinky Lagdameo.
She established the platform along with three other visionary, enterprising artists that serve as the brains and board of the online school. This includes live events producer and software developer Jay Adlao Block, music executive Ian Monsod, and composer Gina Tabuena-Godinez.
Their stellar line-up currently includes Grammy-nominated international music producer Lugo Gonzalez, Itchyworms guitarist Chino Singson, songwriters Jim Paredes, Jay Durias, and Nyoy Volante, musical theater luminaries Audie Gemora and Menchu Lauchengco, creatives Dino Ignacio and writer JB Tapia, and UK-based Geoff Langston, who will be discussing the role of music manager while tackling the relevance of mental and emotional wellness’ in maximizing creativity.
Some of the courses they offer include an introduction to musical theater, how to become an effective screenwriter, discovering a different approach to making music, the basics of selling creative work, and more.
Although these veterans in the creative industry have much to teach their students, they will also be interacting with them during lessons by speaking about their art with expertise and depth, aided by firsthand knowledge and practical wisdom.
Students will not only learn the basics of their respective artistic industries, but they will also receive guidance to become more effective in their craft. Once the attendees complete their respective courses, they will be given formal certificates and credentials by the online learning platform. But most importantly, they will immediately be allowed to build a professional network, allowing them to collaborate with their coursemates and mentors.
Artkipelago is now officially online and prepared to transform eager artists into world-class professionals who will pave the way for the rise of Filipino creativity on a global scale.
For more information on Artkipelago’s course offerings, visit www.artkipelago.com.