Art Therapy for 2013 Zamboanga’s siege children PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00


Studies have shown that art is one from to release stress and express oneself. It is defined as a form of expressive therapy that uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The creative process involved in expressing one’s self artistically can help people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behaviors and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness (

And Pep Talk is glad to share that there is an on-going art therapy, “Fun Art Workshop (Art Therapy) for Children Affected by Zamboanga September Siege,” at the Zamboanga City Coliseum in Tetuan. It is being sponsored by The Asia Foundation, International organization for Migration, Communication Working Group, City Government of Zamboanga, and WMSU volunteer students.

Children of the affected families of the unfortunate 2013 Zamboanga siege were invited to participate with the hope that it can release the trauma they went thru during that time. The art session  started last Friday, August 29, and will end on September 8.

International artists Rameer Tawasil of Zamboanga City and Portuguese visual-artist printmaker friend Franco Joaquim from Macau are the art trainers. Both renowned artists are popular and their works of arts are in-demand, displayed in art museums, and sought after by art collectors world wide.

Psalm 19:1 “To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”

By: Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Monday, 01 September 2014 15:57