Professor Bryan Viray
Renz Danielle Dugenia
AB Theatre Arts III-1
Batang Sining at Cagayan de Oro
Like any other articles, I was expecting that this Batang Sining at Cagayan de Oro would just consist of the summary of the whole experience in the workshop conducted, but upon reading it I was proven wrong. The article contains not only the workshop itself but mainly of what were the activities given and how they were done in the workshop that was led by Eric Rosales.
I can relate to the second paragraph of the article that mentions the two reasons why Eric finds being a workshop facilitator as fun and unforgettable. I remembered the first time I was involved in a workshop, it was like 8 years ago. I was really competitive that time – doing my best at every activity given by the facilitators. I’ve been involved in workshops since I was a little girl. That indescribable feeling you get whenever you’re with different kids doing the same activity, dancing, singing, painting using your bare hands, sharing different thoughts and learning from them at the same time, and I think the best part of every workshop is the showcasing of talents. You get to express yourself and show them what you got. It’s nerve-racking though, standing before more than 20 and up strange faces. BUT as you go along the workshop, the activities themselves will make you feel at ease and you will get to familiarize yourself with other kids who feel the same way. Thus when the time has arrived for you to present yourself or your output to everybody you are already comfortable to stand before them.
Yes, a facilitator must know how to handle children of different ages for they have different span of patience, attention, and some would want to participate to certain activities only especially those who are at the age of eight and below. The evaluation done in each day of workshop is a good way to know whether the...