Grade 7 Arts Module: “Divulging History, Escalating Creativity” Arts and Crafts 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.

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It is said that Filipinos are naturally creative and gifted with the hands and mind of an artist. The artistic value comes out naturally in everything they do. It is also the reason why there are many diverse artworks and artifacts originated in the islands of the Philippines.

Feel excited? Let us wait no longer. Come and take a look at this module which presents the stunning and vivacious artworks and artifacts of Mindanao and focuses on the deeper analysis of elements and principles of arts in specific place in Mindanao (e.g. maritime, [balangay] from Butuan; vinta from Zamboanga; okir, sarimanok, of the Maranao and Ikat of B’laan).

Mindanao is the second largest concentration of the ethno-linguistic groups and culturally diverse island. Its culture consists of mostly Muslim or Moro people. It is also composed of other ethnic groups such as the Maranao, Tausug, Banguingi and indigenous tribes known as Lumad. The major art forms of the Maranao are carving, weaving and metalwork. Islamic art gives emphasis on creating an art form that is built on beauty and respect for the teaching of Islams. It is characterized by designs of flowers, plant forms and geometric designs. For a long time Islamic art in Mindanao has been linked to its ethnic background but globalization has contributed to the changes in the visual expression of Islamic art. From developing an art that is centered in ethnicity, there has been a shift in the adoption of forms and styles. House ornaments have been imported from other outfits of Muslim countries. Dresses that were once limited to ethnic background is now being associated to the global Muslim style. You are invited to explore the arts and crafts of the peoples of Mindanao. To make your journey more exciting, a series of activities has been prepared for you to enjoy.

Learning Objectives

After going through this module, you are expected to:

1. identify the mood, idea and message of the selected artifacts and art objects in Mindanao;

2. discuss the relationship of Mindanao’s arts and crafts to Philippine culture arts, and history particularly the Islamic and Lumad practices;

3. have a deep appreciation in the artifacts and art objects in terms of its elements and principles; and

4. create an artwork through the utilization of the elements and principles of arts as inspired by the design, form and spirit of Mindanao.

Grade 7 Arts Quarter 3 Self-Learning Module: “Divulging History, Escalating Creativity” Arts and Crafts of Mindanao


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