ART WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AS TOOL OF LIBRARIANS IN CAPACITY BUILDING
Ross T. Bachiller1, Rhoel E. Rondilla2
Art is an opportunity for hands-on creation, motor skills, and eye-hand coordination skills are also developed through art activities. Two of UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are: (1) End poverty in all forms everywhere and (2) ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. With the building principle of "leaving no one behind," the new Agenda emphasizes a holistic approach to achieve sustainable development for all.
For the past three years, librarians from the Social Sciences Section and the Filipiniana Books Section of The University Library, University of the Philippines Diliman and Layunin ng Mapayapang Kaisipan (LMK) Movement, Inc. have been conducting several art workshops for children, which include color art, twisted balloon workshop, canvass painting, and origami. Photographs, videos, and other documentations during the conduct of the outreach program are analyzed. SWOT analysis is conducted also. Future plans and programs with regard to art workshops are sought. Problems encountered in the management and conduct of the outreach program are discussed. Finally, best practices on conducting art workshops as outreach program/advocacies are recommended in the point of view of the librarians for the other libraries/librarians to follow or use as a guide in the near future for capacity building and global change. Keywords: librarians; advocacy; capacity building; global change