Every October, Bacolod City is turned upside down because of the almost month-long festivities for the world-renowned MassKara Festival. And this year, the Bacolod Homeschoolers don’t want to miss the fun as a group so we also had our own activity that is related to the MassKara 2016–a mask painting activity.
We held it in the showroom of a famous Bacolod figure– Jojo Vito of the Jojo Vito Designs Gallery. Vito is the man behind the famous fiberglass masks that are used by the MassKara Queen Pageant and even those who participate in streetdancing competitions. He also makes giant masks for those who want to use them as wall or building decor for the occasion. He has some Bacolod pasalubong items as well. Since we are homeschooling, it’s okay for us to just go out even if it’s the middle of the work week.
Mr. Vito prepared masks made of plaster of Paris for the kids. For P180 per child, the mask painting activity came with brushes and odorless latex paints. As a treat because some of our delegation are young kids, he also said that he will give away little mask fridge magnets to those who can finish painting their masks. The kids were all excited with painting their masks and everyone got to finish painting. It was a short but fun activity and we were thankful that despite Mr. Vito being all busy during MassKara Festival time, he still managed to squeeze in some time for us.
We have several activities lined up for November and for December we will have our Christmas party. homeschooling in Bacolod families are happy that for this outing, we have a new member family. Some of our future plans is to level up the network into more than just a venue for outings of the Bacolod homeschoolers. We may have training and workshops for parents, too. Our next project is formulating our mission and objectives, which will be a collaborative work with another homeschooling mom.
Jojo Vito Designs Gallery is located at 119 Kapitana Dikang – Alunan Avenues, Bacolod City. You may contract them through the mobile No. +63 946 279 1575 or Tel. No. (034) 704 2378.
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: