Coloring and doodling are no longer just childhood pastimes. Adults of all ages are now rediscovering the joy of coloring and even doodling their own designs. Coloring and doodling as creative activities calm emotions, reduce stress, foster artistic talents, improve fine motor skills, and create family bonding. Whether you use pencils, pens, crayons, or markers, coloring and doodling are great ways to disconnect from technology, stimulate your brain, and increase your creativity.
Spend a creative morning with Vicky Ortega, author-doodler of Elemental Doodles: An Anti-Stress Coloring Book, in a special workshop called Color Me Confident at Yuchengco Museum on November 7, Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Learn to “follow your art” through the use of color. Discover the history of color, how people have used color, and how to conceptualize your own color schemes.
The P1,000 workshop fee includes a copy of Vicky’s book, Elemental Doodles. Vicky suggests bringing your favorite coloring materials—colored pencils, crayons, paints, pens, or markers—whatever inspires you.
“Everyone should color as they feel,” shares Vicky, who found her doodling inspiration in her emotions. She is not a trained artist. By profession, Vicky is a strategic planner for brand communications, with a 25+ year career in advertising. She has always loved coloring pencils and pens, but has used them mostly to create colorful family menus and gift tags. She didn’t really believe that she could draw, so she used decorative rubber stamps for years. In April this year, she discovered that she could actually create her own images using the Zentangling technique. Elemental Doodles is the first collection of her doodles.
In addition, large edition black and white prints of selected illustrations from Elemental Doodles and some previously unpublished prints will be available for purchase. These are ideal for those who want to work with larger drawings. They also make great gifts—either as a personal artwork from the giver or an artwork-to-color for the receiver.
The Color Me Confident workshop is limited to 25 participants, and registration and advanced payment is required. Participants are requested to bring their favorite coloring materials (colored pencils, pens, markers, crayons, or paints). For details and registration, contact Yuchengco Museum at (632) 889-1234 or email [email protected]. Yuchengco Museum is located at RCBC Plaza, Corner Ayala and Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenues, Makati City.