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SUMMER is the best time for kids to have fun and to explore their interests in workshops.
These summer workshops cover sports, cooking, arts, music, theater, and even games creation and robotics.
Inquirer is also having a summer writing camp and a cool “phonetography” workshop.
Scientific Taekwondo Efficiency Program (STEP) offers classes for kids in multiple venues: Kalayaan Badminton Center in Quezon City; Grind House Pasig; and Movement Performance MNL in Makati.
Schedule: Ongoing until June; full schedule on www.tkdph.com.
Archery Academy has eight two-hour classes for kids 9 years old and above. Fee includes coaching, equipment rental, range fee (P8,500 for new students; P6,500 for returning students).
Schedule: M-W-F and T-Th-S, 9 a.m.-11 a.m., 1-3 p.m.
The Archery Academy, 5/F, Intrawest Centre, 33 Annapolis St. Greenhills. Call 0917-8037422.
Yoga, sports, fitness
Fitkids holds yoga, dance, basketball, and high-intense exercises for kids 3-8 years old (P8,500 for the entire course).
Schedule: May 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or 1-4 p.m. at Cabana 1, Valle Verde 5, Pasig City
E-mail [email protected].
IGA Kendo Club holds classes on Kendo, the modern Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, for kids 6 years old and above. Classes cover the basics of Kendo using the shinai (bamboo sword) in a one-month course (P2,000).
Schedule: April 10, 17, 24, 4-6 p.m., at City Club Alphaland, Makati; April 9, 16, 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Dasmariñas Village Gym, Makati.
Call 0917-7932263; visit www.igakendoclub.com
Akiko Thomson Swim School holds swimming classes for babies and kids.
Infant and toddler class
April 12- 27, April 28-May 17, May 18-June 2, 9:30-10:00 a.m., for infants to 2 years old; 10-10:30 a.m., for kids 3-4 years old. Venue: Manila Polo Club (P6,600 for 8 sessions, members; P7,200 for 8 sessions (non-members)
Beginners/Intermediate Stroke Clinic
April 18-29, May 2-16, May 17-30; 8:15-9:15 a.m., 9:30-10:30 a.m., 1-2 p.m. For 6 years old and above, at Colegio de San Agustin Makati (P5,550/package)
Center for Culinary Arts, Manila’s Young Chefs Boot Camp
Five-day cooking courses for youngsters 7-16 years old, including cooking techniques, knife skills, kitchen safety, sanitation. Fee covers disposable kitchen uniform, recipe manuals, handouts, ingredients, tools, certificates and mini graduation.
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m.
Little Chef I—April 25-29, CCA Katipunan, for 7- to 12-year-old first-timers
Little Chef II—May 2-6, CCA Katipunan, for 7- to 12-year-old returning students
My Ultimate Comfort Food—April 11-15, May 16-20 at CCA Katipunan, May 16-20 at CCA Podium, for tweens
Baking 101—April 18-22, May 23-27 at CCA Katipunan, April 25-29 at CCA Podium; for teens who want to learn baking basics
Junior Culinary and Baking Essentials—April 11-15, CCA Podium; for teens who are interested in to enroll in culinary school
Summer Grilling and BBQ—May 2-6 at CCA Katipunan, May 23-27 at CCA Podium
Pizza and Pasta—April 11-15, CCA Katipunan, May 18-22 at CCA Podium
Cooking My Way Through Asia—April 18-22 at CCA Katipunan, May 2-6 at CCA Podium
Junior Pinoy Master Chef—April 25-29, May 3-7 at CCA Katipunan; for teens who want to learn cooking Filipino food (P8,500 per course)
CCA Katipunan, 287 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City; tel. 2188566. CCA Podium, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City; tel. 6969083.
Red Apron Cooking Academy
Cooking classes for kids 6-16 years old with lessons on ingredients preparations, hot kitchen, history, social skills taste-testing. Fee includes copy of recipes, a red apron, chef’s hat, cooked meals and certificate of completion. One-day class enrollees are also welcome.
3-Day Kiddie Chef Camp—9 a.m.-12 p.m., April 7-May 28. For kids 6-9 years old who want to learn baking cookies, pizza, breakfast treats, muffins, mini tacos, sandwiches (P4,500)
Cooking Around the World—1-5 p.m., April 18-22, May 2-6, May 16-20. For 10-16 year olds students who want to learn cooking Thai, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Mexican food (P7,500).
Cooking and Baking—1-5 p.m., April 11-15, May 9-13, May 23-27. For 10-16 year-old students who want to learn baking red velvet cupcakes, matcha cupcakes, pepperoni pizza.
Red Apron Cooking Academy, 61 Diego Silang, Afpovai 2, Taguig City (near McKinley Hills, Fort Bonifacio). Call 8357294, 0917-8684328, 0998-5644328.
The Maya Kitchen’s ‘Instagrammables’ class
Learn how to cook food that tastes and looks good.
Kids Magical Adventure—May 3-6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Themes include “Circus Manila,” on food and snacks you can find in a circus; “Inside Out,” on inspirations from the movie; “Disneyland Adventure,” on inspirations from theme park rides and attractions (P6,000)
“Instagrammables”—April 12-15, May 10-13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cooking class for teens focusing on Instagram-worthy recipes (P7,000)
One-Two-Three Kitchen—April 12-15, May 10-13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For teens who want to learn basic knife skills, proper vegetable cuts, basic sauces, basic kitchen terminologies (P7,000)
Eat In What You Eat Out—April 12-15, May 10-13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn recipes inspired by famous fast-food joints and restaurants such as fried chicken, buffalo wings, desserts (P7,000)
Healthy Breads—April 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn how to bake whole-wheat sesame bread, kalabasa loaf, malunggay loaf, sourdough bread and focaccia (P1,499)
Maya Kitchen Culinary Center, 8/F, Liberty Bldg., 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati. Call 891185. E-mail [email protected]. Visit www.themayakitchen.com.
The Cookery Place
Only 12 students per class for more focused learning. Fee includes apron set, ingredients, recipe cards.
Culture Kitchen—April 11-15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.—for kids 12-16 years old. Covers European, Southeast Aisan, Mexican, Filipino cooking (P9,000 for five sessions; P2,200 for 1 session).
Junior Chefs Camp—May 2-6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; for kids 7-11 years old (P9,000)
Cooking Basics—April 18-23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., for kids 12 to 16 years old
Baking Basics—May 17-19, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., for kids 12 to 16 years old (P8,000)
The Cookery Place, Unit 2 G & H Kensington Place Condominium, 1st Ave. and 29th St. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Call 8227068, 7754161; e-mail [email protected]
Art and photography
Museo Pambata’s Art’s Cool Summer Workshops
Covered are visual arts, serigraphy and printmaking. Fees include materials.
Visual Arts—April 12-15, 9-11 a.m., for 4-7 years old (P5,000); April 14-15, 2-5 p.m., for 8 years old and above (P3,000). Learn how to draw and paint and make sculpture.
Serigraphy (silk screen) and printmaking—April 21-22, 1-4 p.m., for kids 12 years old and above who want to experiment with paints and textiles (P2,500)
Museo Pambata, Roxas Boulevard and South Drive, Manila. Call 5231797/98, 5360595.
ER Tagle holds a Summer Positivism Workshop for six weeks to introduce participants to such media as pencil, charcoal, watercolor, soft and oil pastel, acrylic as well as mixed media. Ten students per class.
Schedule: Classes ongoing, with morning and afternoon schedules.
Unit 1011, Makati Square Tower, 1299 Chino Roces Ave. Makati. Call 0927-9586244, 8112432.
UP College of Fine Arts summer art workshop
All fees exclusive of materials.
Basic Drawing and Painting Workshop—April 9, 16, 23; May 7, 14, 21; June 4, 11, 18; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Basic drawing and a choice of painting media—watercolor on paper, acrylic on canvas, or oil on canvas (P5,000)
Pottery and Clay Sculpture Workshop—Monday classes: April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 30 (glazing session). Saturday classes: April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 11 (glazing session). All classes at 9 a.m.-12 p.m., or 1:30-4:30 p.m.
UP College of Fine Arts, Diliman, Quezon City. Call 9818500 loc 3976/3977. E-mail [email protected].
Ayala Museum’s Photography for Kids
Rosvic Castro will discuss topics such as DSLR vs point and shoot; parts of the camera and its uses; proper lighting; creative concepts, styling and design. Lectures will be in a classroom setting and kids will have a supervised photo shoot and photo clinic.
Fee includes handouts, materials, snacks, certificate, three free admission to Ayala Museum and one-day free access to library. Participants must bring their own digital camera.
Schedule: May 7-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., for kids 6 to 11 years old (P3,200).
Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. and De la Rosa St., Ayala Ave., Makati. Call Marj Villaflores at 7577117 to 21 local 25; e-mail [email protected].