Sweet and Creative summer at Shang

by - April 17, 2015

It may be summer vacation for most students already here in the Philippines, but for trimestral students like me, I still have until mid-April before school ends. But even if that's the case, I promised myself that i'll be checking off a lot of things on my Bucket List this year and so far, I have accomplished something that I've wanted to do for two years already. Its been on my B.L. that long! :( That has changed though! Yey!

What's that 'one thing' one my Bucket List that took me two years to accomplish?

Well, it's to attend artsy or art-related workshops. :) I always had a problem with either budget or time, so I never got the chance to attend a single one. But like they say, 'If you really want it, you'll do something about it!' And, true enough, I finally got to attend my first watercolor and lettering workshop last weekend (will make a separate blog entry about that soon) and just today, I was able to squeeze in another one - Craft Mania at Shangri-La Plaza! I couldn't be any happier. :) 

Shangri-La is one of my go-to Malls and it's nice to see that this summer, they've come up with more ways for family and friends to enjoy this season.

Running from April 17-19 at the mall's Lower Ground Level of the East Wing and East Atrium for the Crafts Workshops, Craft Mania at the Shang pools the Shang's arts, crafts, and complementary brands for a creative and educational weekend that will surely fill everyone's thirst for learning and fun.

Your summer need not to be boring! Among the workshops slated for Craft Mania at the Shang are sketching, D.I.Y. card making, brush calligraphy, polymer clay, basic pottery, typography, chalk and sand art, and various coloring activities including watercolor. All workshops are free and inclusive of materials, with some of the workshops presented by Stabilo. Calligraphers Fozzy Dayrit and Anina Rubio will also lead some of the classes, along with other arts and crafts masters. There will also be performances from Trumpets and JNA Fitness and Dance Center during the weekend. :)

Today, I was able to learn a bit about gift wrapping and brush lettering by none other than Anina Rubio as our teacher. ^_^

While I was working on my lettering, Ms. Anina actually approached each table to see how we were doing and she said mine was pretty good already! Yey!:)

Aside from Craft Mania, a saccharine-filled surprise for mall guests, as favorite brands showcase their latest treats at the Dessert Fair at the Shang, happening on April 24-26 at the Lower Ground Level of the East Wing.

No one with a sweet tooth would want to miss out on the delicious selections on display and for sale from Baker's Fresh, Dippin' Dots, Epicurious, Gelatissimo, Golden Spoon, Poetry & Prose, Red Ribbon, Villa Del Conte, and Wicked.

So, if you don't have any plans this weekend, why not drop by Shangri-La Plaza and enjoy their one-of-a-kind activities and have a sweet and creative summer. :)

Have a happy weekend, everyone!


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  1. Yaaay! I want this kind of event! I love craftytoo and loves to work my right brain always. Sad lang walang ganyan dito sa amin. I do DIY and check online instead. Self taught ikanga :))


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