Grade 7 Arts Module: “Art Beyond Art’s Sake” Visual Art Forms of Mindanao

This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.

Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.

Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.

Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.

The Philippines is an archipelago that boasts of many riches. It has been gifted not only with an abundance of natural resources, but also with countless talented Filipino artisans who continue to nurture and preserve a wide variety of cultures that exist across the country.

Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao are the three major regions that make up the Philippine group of islands. Though a member of a common group, these three major islands have distinct features in different aspects such as their culture, traditions, attires and customs.

Besides the many pleasing characteristics of its art forms that are distributed throughout its three major regions, what adds a feather to the country’s cap are the legends, fables, and myths that contribute to a greater portion of each craft’s significance. These stories are regarded as emblems and representations of our rich and unique culture.

Upon being shown a locally-made fabric or attire, would you be able to easily recognize whether it came from Luzon or Visayas? Could you say in a heartbeat if it were from Mindanao? You may or may not be able to do so (yet!), but one thing is for sure: you will be astounded to see them in person. If seeing them right in front of you is an exciting experience in itself, then just imagine what a thrill it would be to personally recreate one of your own!

In this module, you will learn to recreate art forms that can be assembled using the recommended materials and traditional techniques originating from Mindanao. You will be introduced to the region’s common motifs and cultural sites that will surely help you to appreciate our local wonders even more.

Learning Competencies

The learner is expected to:

1. create crafts that can be assembled with local materials, guided by traditional techniques (e.g. habi, lilip, etc.)

Learning Objectives

After going through this module, you will be able to:

A. determine the different materials and techniques used in the attire, fabrics and tapestries production, accessories and body ornamentation of Mindanao;

B. recreate and design accessories inspired by that which is found in Mindanao while being mindful of the principles and elements of art;

C. appreciate the importance, functionality and cultural relevance of the diverse art forms of Mindanao.

Grade 7 Arts Quarter 3 Self-Learning Module: “Art Beyond Art’s Sake” Visual Art Forms of Mindanao


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