Learn a new Filipino craft!

All ages are welcome in this fun paper mache making and painting session with Mary from Takatak Project.

Kids and adults will learn to make paper mache using wooden sculptures from Paete. Traditional and new ways of painting takas will be taught too.

Inclusions of this workshop

  • An introduction to Paete, Laguna and the crafts of the town
  • A live demo of how the traditional paper mache taka horse is made using wooden sculptures as molds
  • Traditional painting techniques
  • Painting with patterns
  • Decoupage
  • Free painting

Each participant gets a kit with the following

  • 3 taka horses
  • 2 paper mache popsicles
  • 2 paper mache fruits
  • 2 brushes

Students may bring their finished artwork after the class.

The workshop fee of PHP 1,500 is inclusive of the take home kit above.

Available session dates for August at our workshop space at Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road, behind New World Hotel), Makati :

    • August 13 (Tuesday), 9 AM – 12 NN

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About the Instructor


Mary Velmonte is a former advertising professional turned full- time crafter.  She founded Takatak Project in order to sustain the art of making paper mache figures in Paete Laguna.  Ensuring future generations get to enjoy this craft, by making it part of contemporary conversations of  kids, educators, artists and entrepreneurs.





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