Sunday, April 10, 2011


This summer, Artists in Residence, Inc. (AiR) in cooperation with Looking For Juan (L4J) Arts Space gives your children the chance to unleash their inner artisans and conjure the “Magic of the Masters” as they hone their skills under the tutelage of professionals in the Philippine art scene.

“Magic of the Masters” is an intensive 10-session art workshop for children who want to explore the wondrous world of art and create their very own masterpieces, which will then be showcased in a culminating exhibit at the L4J Art Space in Serendra, Bonifacio Global City.

“Magic of the Masters” includes lessons in drawing, painting, sculpting and mixed media art, which will be conducted by multi-awarded artist Cathy Lasam; artist and practicing architect Jojo Ballo; and Jill Arwen Posadas, a published illustrator affiliated with Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan. All mentors have mounted several exhibits here and abroad.

Join “Magic of the Masters” now to avail of the limited slots.

Classes start on Easter Tuesday at the L4J Art Space. For inquiries, contact 425 6375 or 0917 587 8770 or 0917 880 2062; or e-mail us at

Artists in Residence, Inc.

Artists in Residence, Inc., or AiR, is a duly registered art services company composed of extensively trained and highly experienced practicing artists. We provide custom-made solutions for clients who require the kind of creativity and skill only true artists can give. We take great pride in our ability to provide these unique solutions within client-specific parameters, with the highest possible quality.

Who are the Artists in Residence?

Cathy Lasam is a multi-awarded cum laude graduate of the College of Fine Arts of UP Diliman. Her art studies include printmaking, oil portraiture and watercolour courses in the US. Cathy specializes in the creation of paperworks, or folded paper sculptures and installations, as well as oil and acrylic painting. She teaches drawing, painting and art history to students of all ages at schools and studios alike. Cathy has held solo exhibitions at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, One Workshop Gallery, 1/OF Gallery, and the Prose Art Gallery, has participated in group exhibits at the Donada Art Gallery, L4J Art Space, the Museo Arte de Contemporaneo Ateneo in Yucatan, Mexico, and the Gallerie Gavarni in Paris, France. As an artist, she was also a Philippine Delegate to the China-ASEAN Youth Program in Guangzhou, China, and to the HAO Asian Artists Summit in Sentosa, Singapore. Cathy is a member of the Philippine Art Educators Association.

Jojo Ballo is an artist and practicing architect who completed his Architecture degree at the Diliman, Quezon City campus of the University of the Philippines. He specializes in ceramic and acrylic painting, which he frequently pairs with poetry. His current work focuses on the creation of intricately-wrought, large-scale mandalas in acrylic, which are highly sought-after by art collectors and patrons. Jojo has taught various courses in creative thinking as well as drawing, painting and arts and crafts. He has held no less than six one-man shows at the Pinto Art Gallery, the Boston Gallery and the Shangri-La Plaza. He has likewise contributed to several group exhibitions at venues such as the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Big Sky Mind, One Workshop Gallery, L4J Art Space, and the Art Center in SM Megamall. Apart from being a curator, exhibition designer, and one-time gallery manager, Jojo now works with an architectural firm in Pasig City.

Jill Arwen Posadas has a Painting degree from the UP Diliman College of Fine Arts, as well as a Communication Arts degree from the University of Asia and the Pacific. Her art studies include painting and drawing workshops at the Galleries of Fine Arts and the Escuela sa Museo at the Ayala Museum, the Young Artist’s Career Workshop at the Pinto Art Gallery, and the Barlaya Illustrating for Children Workshop at the Vargas Museum. She specializes in watercolour, acrylic, oil pastel on acrylic and oil painting. Jill has mounted solo exhibits at the Boston Gallery, the OWG Creative Centre, 1/OF Gallery, and the Prose Art Gallery, and has joined group shows at venues like the CCP, the Ayala Museum, the Metropolitan Museum, Surrounded by Water, blanc art space and the L4J Art Space. Jill is also a published illustrator affiliated with Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang-InK), whose works have appeared in children’s books, magazines, newspapers, greeting cards and a Philippine postage stamp.

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