Why Kuya Kim’s excited for his kids TV host and commercial endorser Kim Atienza, better known as “Kuya Kim,” is excited, not because of an upcoming show or increasing popularity but because of his children who would be among hundreds of other young artists featured in Global Art’s national competition in November. From weather reporter to animal expert, Alejandro Ilagan Atienza or more fondly known as “Kuya Kim”, has built a strong following among youngsters. Thus, it comes as no surprise that Kim is a doting father of three children namely Jose, 8; Eliana, 6; and Emman, 4.
Being an active advocate of children and father, he believes in investing in a child’s educational and mental health. Art developed and cultivated his children’s academic competency and intelligence. Convinced in the advantages and benefits of art education, Kim has enrolled them in Global Art.
“I’ve noticed that children today are bombarded by spoon-fed information, thus there is very little room for creativity and critical thinking. The art classes greatly honed their ability to think independently and express themselves more freely. This, in turn, helps them in their academic subjects to think creatively and be confident and resourceful with their work,” Kim said.
Global Art: Going Beyond Traditional Ways of Teaching Art More than just a learning center, Global Art is an International Creative Art Program that aims to develop children’s competence in visual processing and interpretation of visual cues by going beyond merely teaching children how to copy, draw and color. After having taught children for more than a decade, Global Art was founded in 1999 with a new teaching technique by using art to hone children’s learning capability through breeding their creative intelligence.
Arriving in the Philippines in 2008, Global Art has been inspiring Filipino children, aged 4 years and above, to create without restrictions, to think independently and imaginatively and to freely express themselves. Through its systematic curriculum, learning is achieved through various teaching methods suited to age groups and individual skills such as storytelling, logical sequence of developing ideas and motor skill enhancement.
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