Enroll in an art class taught by the best in the industry
If the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that learning can happen from anywhere. Schools adapted to an asynchronous and online setup. Professionals continued to turn to short online courses to beef up their skill set or explore a hobby. While many platforms partner up with universities and institutions to teach their classes, there’s nothing like learning from notable names from the industry. You can now enroll in an art class online.
World, meet the country’s newest learning hub for creatives: Artkipelago.
Founded by music expert Twinky Lagdamaeo, software developer and live event organizer Jay Adlao Block, music executive Ian Monsod and composer Gina Tabuena-Godinez, Artkipelago is a learning platform established by artists for artists. It’s a learning hub that gathers all the experts together under one roof, from performing arts to music to content creation. Grammy-nominated producer Lugo Gonzalez, songwriters Jim Paredes and Nyoy Volante and veteran theatre actors Audie Gemora and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo are just some of the instructors one can learn from on the platform.
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Artkipelago provides online courses for beginners and professionals who plan to work in the creative industry. Learn practical techniques and discover the business side of creative work in this wholesome learning experience. Users can choose between three different formats. A video-on-demand (VOD) lecture ranges from P800 to P1,500 per session (two and a half hours), a two-hour webinar ranges from P2,000 to P3,000, and a live workshop costs P8,000 for eight hours.
The platform's opportunities and classes help creatives fully grasp their forte and the industry they wish to work in. Aside from providing next-level course offerings to Filipino creatives, Artkipelago also lays the groundwork for students to build a professional network. It’s an overall holistic experience that prepares its students for a lucrative career in the creative industry. Artkipelago’s long-term goal is to rebuild the Philippine creative economy—one of the most badly hit industries since the pandemic began. Aside from providing materials to eager creatives, they also plan to partner with the E. Zobel Foundation to provide scholarships and learning opportunities for deserving students.
Slowly but surely, Artkipelago aims to revive and revitalize the Philippine creative industry by providing access to anyone and everyone who wants to make it. All you need before signing up is an internet connection, a device and a passion for learning.
Art Matthew Ian Fetalver