Students from the different divisions showcased their creativity and artistic talent as the Mural Painting contest began its opening phase Monday afternoon at the Thibault grounds.
The participants used different art materials to create murals based on this year’s theme, “Transforming Society through Excellence and Service.”
Jewelle Mae Solijon, the officer-in-charge from the Office of the Buklod Atenista Ambassador explained the mechanics of the said competition.
“Basically, very easy and simple ang mechanics sa mural painting. They just have to integrate their artworks sa theme in this year’s college days,” Solijon explained.
“Then, the challenge for them is not to use any painting materials, but make the artwork only through using their hands and arms, so mao na siya ang unique,” she added.
Anthony Robert Alacapa, a 3rd year architecture student, shared his experience so far.
“So far, ok lang man siya, and it’s fun kasi marami man kami na nag-work together for the painting and so far, so good. So far, ok man ang output and team effort man siya so ma-appreciate jud nimo ang work sa each one,” he said.
Another participant, Erickson Robert Corias, a 3rd year Biology student, said that he was challenged by the method of painting the murals through the use of their hands.
“Sa akin kasi is parang natural lang, kay since the last time, last year na nag-apil man gud mi ug banner making. However, what’s good is something na unique ang process of making the painting kasi through hands lang siya,” he said.
“It’s quite challenging kasi hindi siya kailangan gamitin yung brushes and that’s the challenge for us. Mahirap kasi i-blend ang colors through hands lang at walang medium such as paintbrushes so challenging siya,” Corias added.
The mural painting competition will resume on Wednesday, and the winner will be determined on Friday.