Kulay : Baybayin coloring book now available for pre-order on Kickstarter

Kulay baybayin

My latest publication, Kulay : Baybayin is now available for pre-order via Kickstarter! Click here to order. If you order via Kickstarter, there’s some specials like free shipping (US only) and discounted custom Baybayin Calligraphy art. The book will be launched on October 4 at the Festival of Philippine Art and Culture in Los Angeles. 


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Coming soon! Kulay : Baybayin coloring book

Coming in early October is Kulay : Baybayin coloring book. I’ll launch this at FPAC on 10/4-5 in LA. This simple book will have each of the 17 basic Baybayin characters that can be colored. Also included are the basics of the script. Each one will come with a link where you can download a FREE digital copy you can print at home for more fun coloring.

Kulay Baybayin coloring book

Teaching kids Baybayin

kids baybayin

This past 6/30, I was invited to teach Baybayin to kids at the Sama Sama Daycamp. Working with kids is cool as they picked it up pretty fast since it’s syllabic. Adding an art aspect also makes it more interesting. I teach them to use different colors for the kudlits. For advanced studies, I would use different colors for each stroke, vowels, and etc. Interested in a workshop or lecture? Email me info@baybayin.com

Campers will have a unique experience in Tagalog immersion along with an integrated arts and ecology curriculum. The theme this summer is water, tubig! We will explore Philippine myths and lore of water and move our bodies to indigenous dances and music inspired by water. Through hands-on activities and field trips, campers will learn about current water issues both here and in the Philippines


Baybayin blocks

In an ongoing effort to teach my kid Baybayin, I’ve tried worksheets, tracing, magnets and the other usual techniques. Here’s something I was thinking of last year while brainstorming with my festival partner, Ray from Malaya Designs. I eventually made a magnet Baybayin characters for the workshops we did at the Pistahan Festival last year. Here’s an early shot of the work in progress.