Hello friend! How’s it going? Have you had fun learning the crafts, accessories and body ornamentation of the folks from Southern Tagalog Islands and Visayas region? Aren’t they unique and creative? For sure you will look amazing once you get to wear those accessories and decorated by those ornaments.
Previously, you have found out that our folks from MIMAROPA and Visayas are very fond of celebrating colorful and religious festivals which are proofs of the rich culture and tradition of the folks in the said localities. These celebrations have become a showcase of collaborative art which involves many art forms and styles. The prominent details and elegant designs of the crafts, accessories and body ornaments are products of creative minds and skillful hands of the Tagalog and Visayas people as shown on how they make headdresses out of raw materials, masks adorned with nuts and coconut sprouts and armor-like body tattoos.
Aside from the theme and the rituals featured in those festivals, the use of bright-colored costumes, painted tattoos, headdresses, props and masks out of recycled and indigenous materials make these festivities become well-known and memorable to different tourists from all over the world.
In addition to these religious and artistic celebrations, what makes MIMAROPA and Visayas a tourist attraction are the historical places with astounding architectures which are as old as our great-great ancestors. Have you ever wondered how the old churches and other forms of architecture in these places were built?
In the previous module, you were able to determine the proper use of elements and principles of art in crafts and accessories from traditions and history of Southern Tagalog and Visayas islands. This time, you will focus on the elements and principles of art in architectures as well as the materials and techniques used in order for us to value the existence of these architectures and for the purpose of preserving the culture and tradition of a particular locality.
These elements and principles as well as the materials and techniques will tell us how religious and culture – loving people are from MIMAROPA and Visayas. So, what are you waiting for? Let us explore more the amazing places of Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan and the beautiful islands of Visayas.
In this module, you will be able to:
1. determine the different materials and techniques used in Architectures in MIMAROPA and Visayas region;
2. make or draw Architectures using local materials and techniques; and
3. appreciate arts through determining the proper use of elements and principles of art in drawing architectures from traditions/history of MIMAROPA and Visayas.