On the shelves are blank notebooks and journals, faceless wooden birds and cloth dolls, silver coin cans, colorful paper strips for twisting and shaping, smooth stones for painting, and more. On another side are tubs and tubs of different art materials – scissors, glue, paint, brushes, and more.
At cafes people usually hang out to have coffee and talk; here, people come to make art. A spin-off of the well-loved Papemelroti brand of gift stores (where I happily bought notebooks and crafts for myself and as gifts back in high school), Papemelroti Artisan’s Workshop at Don Roces Avenue, Quezon City is for those who would like to explore their creative side while having fun.
You can pick an arts and crafts project you want to work on (cost starts at P10 for key chains for decoration, and many below P100 like making paper dolls). Then, rent art materials – scissors, glue, a little acrylic paint, etc. – for P50 (if you’re using A LOT of paint, cost will be P100).
There are many arts and crafts projects to choose from that can easily take up your entire afternoon, or even a whole day:
Above are just some of the art projects you can choose from.
This art space holds workshops, too.
I attended Papemelroti’s co-founder and Papemelroti resident artist Robert Alejandro’s workshop on making your art journal, which he also emphasized can be a travel journal. He personally sketches his travels or notes them on his journal.
He encouraged us to play and have fun, artist or not. No rules or judgment.
Papemelroti Artisan’s Workshop is perfect for dates, bonding with family or friends, or even solo art therapy.
Address and other details:
Papemelroti Artisan’s Workshop
91 Don A. Roces Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Open daily, 8 am to 8 pm
Fee for borrowing art materials from P50-P100
Art projects to choose from start at P10