Silab Artreach began in 2005 when Teacher Nick Calma felt the need to reach out to home-schooled children, street children, cancer-stricken youth and kids with special needs through art. His passion for creativity started during his teens. As a Fine Arts student from FEATI, Teacher Nick underwent training with Ibarra dela Rosa, the late painter/professor in Fine Arts at FEATI and Women's University.
|Teacher Nick in awe of Clarissa's special gift|
Teacher Nick, through the goodwill and kindness of Art Circle Gallery and Shangri-la Mall, has been conducting art lessons for both hobbyist and art enthusiast every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. He also conducts free workshops in Antipolo and Marikina Riverbanks particularly for the indigent out of school youth.
|Clarissa with her art teachers, Mommy Malu & Nick Calma|
|Clarissa at the Down Syndrome Art Exhibit at Rockwell Power Plant Mall|
with Mommy Malu, Teacher Nick and Kuya Carlo
|Teacher Nick poses beside his collaborative art work with Clarissa|
My daughter Clarissa has been blessed by Teacher Nick as a lifetime scholar of Silab. He instantly detected Clarissa's special gift in 2010 and has helped her hone this talent since then. Teacher Nick and Clarissa made a few art pieces together which is now part of his personal collection.