Cartoon Network Launches School Program to Promote Artistic Creativity

Top Filipino animators demonstrate the joy of cartoons at ‘Adventure Time Art Fair’


This back-to-school season gets a splash of color with the launch of the Adventure Time Art Fair, a unique art-based program by Cartoon Network and Top Draw Animation. Starting this month, the initiative brings together workshop and carnival elements to foster imaginative play in schools.

11759005_10154061914184148_524382308_n 11756686_10154061913514148_1198576707_nInspired by the kaleidoscopic world of Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum and the rest of the beloved cast of characters from the hit series Adventure Time, the program will visit 10 schools in Metro Manila before the end of September.11756643_10154061913059148_1861168312_n

Workshops will be conducted by world-class animators and creative directors from Top Draw Animation, a local animation studio which has worked on major international projects including Cartoon Network’s Monster Beach and Exchange Student Zero, a new series premiering this September. Among the instructors tapped for the workshops is TopDraw’s Francis “Kiko” Lerma who has 16 years of experience in the industry and has worked on both Exchange Student Zero and Warner Bros.’Teen Titans.11748822_10154061914464148_98824733_n

“We are really looking forward to meeting the students and teaching them about art. And with Cartoon Network’s huge fanbase in Manila, we’re sure to have a fun time drawing the zany characters at the Adventure Time Art Fair,” Kiko said.11753900_10154061914349148_1768879554_n

Aside from the workshops, kids will learn about various arts and crafts at different art booths where they can create their own Adventure Time character from the series’ magical Land of Ooo. Participants of the workshop will get to take home a mini-manual containing the step-by-step process of drawing Finn and Jake, and exclusive items from Cartoon Network and Adventure Time.

Gregory Ho, Vice President of Corporate Communication and Marketing at Turner International Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network’s parent company, said: “We want to encourage kids to tap into their huge well of creativity and the Adventure Time Art Fair is the perfect place for them to express their artistic talent. We’d like to thank all the schools that have agreed to participate in the event, and for allowing us to help supplement the curriculum with a big dose of fun.”

The unstoppable duo of Finn and Jake will also be on hand to join in the fun. Guests should look out for surprise games and contests in order to get the chance to win exclusive prizes from Cartoon Network.

The event is in partnership with Seven Seas, McDonald’s, Kinetic Sand and Zest-O; in partnership with Tender Juicy and Milkita; made possible by Jack n’ Jill Knots and Chubby. Media partners are K-Zone and Total Girl.

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