PWC Fine Arts partners with VSO in mural project
The PWC of Davao Fine Arts Painting Program participated in the “Painting for Peace” project last November 16-17, 2018 at Buhangin Central Elementary School.
The mural project at the elementary school was an initiative of Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Philippines, an international organization that brings people of diverse backgrounds and professions together to combat poverty. Apart from PWC, VSO also partnered with Rizal Memorial Colleges and Holy Cross of Davao College for the project in commemoration of its 60th anniversary.
On Friday, November 16, PWC painting students and faculty members worked on the art outline and did a 4-wall sample that would serve as a guide for the incoming participants. Students from the SHS arts and design track participated on the second day alongside their mentors, the members and students from other colleges and a number of parents as well.
The mural was conceptualized by Jun Pamisa Jr., multi-awarded artist and faculty of the PWC of Davao Fine Arts program. He explored the theme “bayanihan” and devised a succinct rather than elaborate design with the consideration that it will be participated on by non-artists as well.
The output depicts people from diverse ethnic groups linking their arms together, roughly representing the Christian, Muslim, and Lumad inhabitants of Mindanao. The subjects were painted white to express purity and for strategic emphasis against the rich backdrop of various-colored strokes.
Strengthening its brand as a top art school in Davao, PWC has received 3 inquiries for prospects of similar projects in the near future, including one from the Davao City Tourism Office.
The PWC of Davao Fine Arts Painting Program is among the school’s flagship offerings. Other majors under Bachelor of Fine Arts include Visual Communication, Fashion Design, and Industrial Design. [Click here to learn more about the BFA program.]
tags: davao fine arts painting program, art school in davao, pwc art school in davao