Summer is the perfect time to hone one’s artistic talents and Shangri-La Plaza’s Craft Mania 2016 is the place to be!
Yours truly was invited to the media launch of this year’s bigger and more exciting Craft Mania. I didn’t have any idea what we will be doing prior to the event, but I was buzzing with excitement! Arts and crafts is like my happy pill (even though I’m not good at it haha!) – just like when I eat my comfort food (without the calories!) 😀
Anyway, let me tell you five things you need to know about Craft Mania 2016!
Two weekends of creative fun for all ages!
With the Shang celebrating it’s 25th year anniversary, they are holding this fair for two weekends instead of one! Expect arts and crafts activities in the East Atrium, ranging from different calligraphy styles, watercolor and creative coloring techniques to name a few. More challenging workshops on Kaleidolines and Polymer Clay Molding for anyone wanting to gain a new skill. If I had time, I’d sign up for all of them!
During the Craft Mania 2016 media launch, Ms. Bubut de los Santos (owner of Tie Me Up Buttercup) and her assistant shared fresh ideas on how to wrap gifts. It was followed by a basic calligraphy demo with Ms. Fozzy Castro-Dayrit, where we did a little activity afterwards.
Participate in any of the Craft Mania 2016 workshops, FREE of charge! Just call Shangri-La Plaza’s concierge at 370-2597 / 370-2598 to reserve a slot. Do note that workshop and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.
Go gaga over specialized arts & crafts merch!
Whether you’re looking to refresh your stash or need materials for the workshops, buy them at the Arts and Crafts Bazaar! Find Shang’s retail partners Build City, Hobbes & Landes, National Book Store, Ogalala, Powerbooks, Scribe Writing Essentials and Tie Me Up Buttercup at the Grand Atrium, Main Wing. There will also be independent sellers who will join the bazaar such as Art Nebula PH, Caboodle Box, Craft Department, DoItYourSelf Stained Glass, Everything Calligraphy, La Pomme Home, Pens Galore PH, Plume Anciennel, Sunday Paper Co. and The Best Impressions.
Get inspiration from these art murals!
ZIG ambassadors showed off their artistic skills during a live mural demonstration, which will be exhibited at the Craft Mania.
Something for your Instagram feed goals!
Aside from the beautiful murals, who wouldn’t take a selfie or a group photo around the venue?
Win awesome craft goodies!
Speaking of Instagram-able areas in the East Wing Atrium, why not show off your work of art from the workshops and you might be one of the three winners picked for each workshop day (April 23, 24, 30 and May 1) on Craft Your Heart Out Online Contest! Just follow the following mechanics:
- Follow @shangrilaplazaofficial on Instagram.
- Post your creation from any of the workshops with the hashtag #ShangCraftMania. Make sure your account is set to public.
- Indicate the name and date of workshop which you joined and tag 5 friends.
- Deadline of submission of entries is 7:00PM every day.
- The winners of the day for the day will be announced onsite and via Instagram at 12:00PM the following day (i.e. winners of April 23 entries will be announced at 12:00PM on April 24, winners of April 24 entries will be announced at 12:00PM on April 25, and so forth). The winners will be contacted by Shangri-La Plaza through Instagram direct message.
- Participants may only post one entry from each of the workshop they joined.
Can’t wait for the weekend! Invite your family and friends and I’ll see you at Craft Mania 2016 on April 22-24 and April 29 – May 1!
Looking forward to your posts! Tag me @demsangeles and I might just feature you 🙂
For inquiries, call 370-2500 loc 593 or visit Shangri-La Plaza’s Facebook page.