To make this school season more colorful, Cartoon Network and Top Draw Animation launched a unique art-based program, the Adventure Time Art Fair. This initiative brings together workshop and carnival elements to nurture imaginative play in schools, and it will start this month.
The program is inspired by the kaleidoscopic world of Finn. Jake, Princess Bubblegum and the rest of the beloved cast of characters from the hit series Adventure Time will visit ten lucky schools around the Metro before the end of September.
Top Draw Animation is a local animation studio which has worked on major international projects including Cartoon Network’s Monster Beach and Exchange Student Zero. Their world-class animators and creative directors will conduct the workshops for a new series premiering this September.
The participants of the workshop will get a chance to be guided by Top Draw’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 since he is among the instructors that was appointed for the workshops.
“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.
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.
“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.” says Gregory Ho, Vice President of Corporate Communication and Marketing at Turner International Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network’s parent company.
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.