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Grade 7 Arts Module: Precious Treasures of the South 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.

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.

Learning Competency

The learner is expected to analyze the principles of arts in the production of one’s arts and crafts inspired by the arts of Mindanao.

No two places or people are exactly alike, regardless of how similar their lifestyles or environments are. Muslims, Christians, Maranaos, Bagobos, T’bolis, and Badjaos and other ethnic and non- ethnic groups residing in Mindanao might share common practices in their livelihood and surroundings, but ultimately their beliefs, cultures and traditions are uniquely beautiful, and possess characteristics that we regard as works of art. This module aims to shed the spotlight on these beautiful differences worth celebrating.

Previously, you were given the chance to examine the arts and crafts of Mindanao by analyzing the elements of art that could be observed in their designs. Sculptures, such as the maitum jar and durian for example, are two different products made through the process of carving and these exhibit varied textures and forms.

Meanwhile, the torogan houses and Grand Mosque of Cotabato may both be described as sophisticated examples of architecture which are distinct in their colors and overall shapes More practical art forms like the food tray (tabak) and a jar or vase (gador) as centerpieces for tables are also unique in forms, shapes and strokes of lines and design. Both of these art forms are familiar and essential parts of livelihood in Mindanao.

Apart from its lines, shapes, colors, and other elements, what define a work of art are its principles of design as seen in their pattern, balance, emphasis, contrast, harmony, rhythm and movement, unity and scale. Appreciating each of these small details is a way of acknowledging the talent and expertise of our local artists.

Welcome to module 4 for Quarter 3, your next tour in Mindanao which will give you a wider understanding of how the principles of arts are applied and seen in the architecture, sculpture, accessories, fabrics, attires and daily objects.

Learning Objectives:

In this module, you will be able to:

1. identify the principles of art applied in varied Mindanao arts and crafts;

2. determine how local artisans of Mindanao apply the principles of art in their designs;

3. appreciate the designs of Mindanao in their crafts through an oral tribute.

Grade 7 Arts Quarter 3 Self-Learning Module: Precious Treasures of the South Arts and Crafts of Mindanao

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