Sunshine brings color online

After a few months of online art classes, Sunshine Place members showed how their creativity flourished in Coloring Lives, an online art exhibit held 12 to 13 December.

The exhibit presented 146 works in acrylic, oil, porcelain and diamond works. It also brought together the works of 26 artists in four of the Sunshine Place’s online art classes.

Florangel Rosario Braid and her ‘White Orchids,’ acrylic on canvas, framed (16 x 20).

These included the acrylic and oil painting classes of Arts Association of the Philippines president Fidel Sarmiento; the porcelain painting class of Mee Lee Casey, a Malaysian expat wife who has been teaching porcelain painting in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia for more than 20 years; and diamond painting with Gobi Buencamino.

Consuelo Regino and her diamond painting ‘My Japanese Dolls.’

Art classes are said to be beneficial for the development of cognitive functions such as imagination, creativity, motor and analyzing skills. Likewise, art heals by lessening depression, anxiety and boredom, especially for the homebound. The exhibit has certainly colored the lives of members who participated in its online classes.

Meliza Gonzales, and her artwork, ‘Closed Door,’ acrylic on canvas, framed, (16 x 20).

The Sunshine Place offers art classes to seniors, as well as adults, teens and kids. At the core of the workshops are mentoring sessions in hands-on techniques, application of different brushes and basic strokes, and color rendering. Participants get to explore different styles in creating landscape, seascape, still life and portrait paintings. Contact 0917 515-5656.

For inquiries, visit or its Facebook Page, YouTube channel, Sunshine Place: Senior Recreation Center or Instagram account @sunshineplaceph.

Acrylic artist Conchitina Bernardo’s ‘Blessings #3,’ acrylic with gold and silver leaf, (24 x 32).

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