Nurturing children’s curiosity

Young at Art: When kids ask quesitons

Curiosity plays a huge role in children. Kids have this certain curiosity about their surroundings that, when nurtured properly, can lead to growth and development. But the question sits: How can we channel this natural curiosity into engaging and developing appreciation for culture and the arts?

We can attempt to forge a safe space where they can self-initiate creativity, explore art making, and learn cultures through social interactions.

This is where “Young at Art” comes in. A web series where two different generations of artists talk about their shared passions. Premiering on July 14, 2021, each episode will be aired every Wednesday, 6 p.m., through the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ (CCP) YouTube channel. Season one will have 18 episodes.

Karl Alexis ingco of Eksena PH

With the direction of Karl Alexis Jingco of Eksena PH, the project will feature a series of conversations between young children and veteran artists, where the older generation talks about their insights on arts and culture. Aside from making art matter for every Filipino, the web series aims to see art through the eyes of young artists. The project can provide learning potential on arts and culture by bestowing children with enriching experiences and engaging interactions.

Through the eyes of curious and talented kids, the audience can discern how the arts can widen one’s imagination and creativity for human connection and a deeper understanding of one’s cultural orientation.

The “Young at Art” series is produced by the CCP, through its Audience Development Division led by producing associate artistic director Eva Mari DG Salvador, together with Audience Development team members Ronnie B. Mirabuena, Lino B. Matalang Jr., and Ian Darwin Wong.

The production team include editors Patrick Valerio and Ezikiel Pamaran. They also have Antonette Go as the production manager and production coordinators Steph Estrella, Dianna Lyn Magpantay, and Felix Tiongson. The show’s original song is composed by Jiereyco M. Basilio, Karl Alexis Jingco, and Fortunato O. Ramos Jr.

Source: Manila Bulletin (