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About this Workshop


Join me in this Workshop, where we will decorate an art box, with the Masskara Festival from the Philippines as the inspiration.

There are many festivals in the Philippines, and one of the most awaited is the Masskara Festival from the City of Smiles, Bacolod City.  It is celebrated every year during the month of October, with a series of events such as bazaars and parades.  The highlight is a street dancing competition, where members of different barangays wear beautiful, colorful costumes with smiling masks. The event is colorful, fun, and lively, and the masks of the dancers will be the inspiration for our art boxes.  These art boxes may be used to store some of your favorite things, or you may choose to turn it into an instrument!


What You'll Need

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Philippine Masskara Festival Art Boxes GLOkit

This GLOkit contains: One round white art box, felt in assorted colors, and one small pack of beads.

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Additional Supplies

Each Learner will also need:

  • Elmer's glue
  • Sharp kids scissors (to cut felt fabric)
  • Black marker or a pencil
  • A circular object with a 3" diameter (to be used as a tracing guide)
  • A dime (to be used as a tracing guide)
  • 1 popsicle stick or chopstick (to smooth glue over larger shapes)
  • Newspaper to cover workspace 

Technical Requirements

You will need a device (computer or tablet) that is equipped with a camera, microphone, and speakers. For more information, please check out our Technical Requirements page.

Meet the Instructor

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Aimee Jill FernandoView Profile

My name is Aimee Jill, and I live in the Philippines.  I am a wife and mother to a six year old girl. We have dogs, a cat, a rescued bird, ducks, and chickens at our home!

I grew up in a big family.  I have nine siblings, and I am the sixth child.  As children we really enjoyed pretend play.  We used to love playing with paper dolls.  We would make the dolls, and then we would draw their houses in a notebook.  Each page would be a different part of the house, and each notebook would be a different part of the community.  I also remember playing "bahay bahayan" (a pretend game like play house), using leaves and flowers as our food that we would pretend to cook in cans.  We would use candy wrappers as money. We would make things to use in our bahay bahayan game out of scrap woods, wicker and rattan that we found in our fathers workshop.  

My father used to have a backyard business making rattan furniture, where sometimes they would also make baskets.  I really like that as children we were exposed to the many different crafts of the Philippines, such as the baskets, table runners, and the like, that come from different regions/provinces of our country.  

Today, I love making arts and crafts with my daughter, singing while playing the guitar, and spending time outdoors in nature, as this is how I feel at peace.  I especially enjoy making acrylic and watercolor paintings, and now I am also exploring digital arts/painting.  I also like working with boxes, papers, fabrics, traditional/ethnic textiles, beads, and other indigenous materials of the Philippines.  I want to teach these crafts through GLOMADO, so that I can share with the world the beauty and diversity of my country's culture.  

One of my favorite things about my country is it’s beautiful landscape.  The Philippines is an archipelago, with beautiful beaches, rivers, and mountains where I love to go hiking.  I also enjoy meeting different people from our different provinces, and learning about their specific culture, stories, arts, crafts and music.   The culture is very diverse and interesting.

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Philippine Masskara Festival Art Boxes