Unorthodox Workshop

Last July I announced a workshop co-created by Shelved Wishes and Mustard World, The Unorthodox Workshop. The original date which is August 26th was postponed due to bad weather a night before. I felt really bad cancelling the workshop at short notice but some of the students will be coming from way south and our venue is up north at Roots Katipunan. I am super thankful to all of our students for accommodating a new schedule. Our workshop date was moved to September 2 and another one on one  with another student today, so officially ending our workshop today! Weeeee! 😀

Here are some of the photos from shelved wishes official account. (forgot to take photos, I only had one posted on Mustard World’s IG) Thank you Raine for the photos!

I got a bit panicky when three participants showed up earlier than the scheduled time. Most of our participants are fellow inkies (org mates), it helped a lot knowing some of them but they are so pro in their own way, I could only hope that they learn something from our workshop.

Brought with me some of the original artworks so I could better explain some techniques. I thought it’ll be hard to explain the textures and effects if the photos will come from a laptop screen, having the original artwork enabled me to properly described how some techniques work. our students also got to try using different mediums such as tea, food coloring and our highlight, felt tip pens. Its more of an experimentation for them to try which would work for their art and utilize it effectively.

The workshop was also divided to two key subjects, how to create curiosities and how to illustrate using felt tip pens. I enjoyed the 1st half when our students wrote another student’s story. During registration they were asked from which house of fruits would they belong. I drew each of their characters and on the workshop day, they wrote the other character’s fictional story.  Its like a collaboration of 3 artists 🙂

I did not expect the whole process of doing this workshop to be very fruitful and can be challenging at times. I hate doing the logistics and all. I can remember getting super OC on my budget and details that I kept a soft copy and a handwritten one 😛 That’s the hardest part, keeping it within the workshop’s assigned budget. 60% of the total proceed also goes to our project funding, this will be used for all Shelved Wishes expenses and our ultimate goal. So thank you, thank you to all those who signed up and supported us for our first workshop.


Here’s our official dukes of fruits family picture! 🙂 Love you guys!

Special thank you to my co-shelved wishes artists! Special mention to Rex and Raine who accompany and helped me during our workshop, the best kayo!  🙂



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