Global Art Philippines hosts international competition
(The Philippine Star) - October 13, 2014 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine franchise of Global Art hosts the annual international competition with the theme “Heal The World,” which will be held on Nov. 15 at SM Aura Convention Hall.

“It is both an honor and a pleasure for Global Art Philippines to be chosen to host this year’s competition,” says Yenny Saw, country manager of Global Art Philippines. Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia have played host to the said event in the past years.

A total of 300 art students from Global Art Philippines will be pitted against 200 students from other Global Art campuses around the world. Young artists from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Myanmar, China, India and Hong Kong will compete with their fellow art students and showcase their artistic talents and skills.

Global Art Philippines will simultaneously hold a competition among students from local branches — the winners of which will advance to the international level where they vie for a slot among the best artists of Global Art worldwide

Category A is for kids ages four  to six years old and they will be asked to color and add some objects on the given drawing template in 90 minutes.  Category B, meanwhile, is for seven  to nine-year-olds. The contestants will be asked to add ideas and imagination on the given drawing template and coloring for 90 minutes. For 10-12 years old under Category C, kids will be asked to draw on a given blank paper based on the given theme with a time limit of two and a half hours. Under Category D (13-17 years old), participants will  be given two and half hours to draw on a given blank competition paper based on the given theme.

Judges for the Global Art International Level Competition are Mahair Goh, founder of Global Art;  Ajin Thong, Global Art master trainer; and Gean Fong,  Global Art assistant trainer. They will choose winners based on  these criteria: creativity 40 percent; drawing skills 20 percent; coloring techniques, 20 percent; and overall presentation, 10 percent.

There will be a grand champion and several runners-up per category/age group. Prizes include a trophy plus cash prizes for the grand prize winners.

“We hope that our guests from other countries would also get acquainted with Filipino arts and culture and appreciate the wealth of lessons they would gain from this unique learning experience,” Saw adds.

Global Art accepts students as young as three years old to adults and teaches them varying levels of skills using diverse mediums like color pencils, oil pastel, poster color, acrylic paint, watercolor, glass paint, ink pens and pencils. The multi-level programs allow each art enthusiast to learn at his own pace and use his own ideas to create an artwork.

“We provide our students with templates but we inspire them to do their own version and their own take on any pattern or blank sheets,” Saw explains.

Yenny Saw and husband Dexter founded Global Art Philippines in 2009 from a small place in Greenhills. They have since opened 11 more branches in Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao City to accommodate the surge in the number of students and parents who want to experience their method of teaching.

For information, visit the main office at Unit 101, Sekai Center, 368 Ortigas Avenue corner Madison Street, Greenhills, San Juan or  call 726-0435; like Global Art on Facebook: or visit

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