Friday, April 17, 2015

Shangri-La Plaza Mall Presents One Sweet Summer + Free Craft Mania Workshops

Shangri-La Plaza brings you a summer like no other. Unleash your creativity by joining the medley of activities with Craft Mania, a Crafts Fair and Workshop event which will be held from April 17 to 19, 2015. Shangri-La Plaza makes sure you'll be making your summer productive with a variety of lined up craft-based workshops and discover your passion in sketching, Do-It-Yourself card making, brush and modern calligraphy, polymer clay, typography, chalk and sand art, and various coloring activities which will all be held at the East Atrium. 

The stage shows one to create, draw, paint or to simply express one's self. 

Rich, varied displays of items from participating tenants are sure to give friends and families a visual feast. Exciting, artistic stuff from participating brands provide promo and selling opportunities to delight all craft aficionados out there and those passionate about arts, hobbyists and enthusiasts. 

Sweet treats from Epicurious

All workshops are free and inclusive of materials, with some of the workshops presented by Stabilo. Calligraphers Fozzy Dayrit and Anina Rubio will also be sharing their knowledge in some of the classes, along with other arts and crafts masters. 

Colorful chalk and a small board.

Craft Mania at the Shang's participating brands are Build City, Hobbes and landes, JNA Dance and Fitness Center, Justice, Ogalala, Powerbooks, Powerville, Quirks, Sacramento Sam's Gemstone, Scribe Writing Essentials, Tie Me Up Buttercup, Toys 'R' US and Trumpets Music Academy. 

Yummy chocolate barks from Epicurious

Those with sweet tooth would also be happy to note that Shangri-La Plaza Mall will also be having  Desserts Fair at the Shang come April 24-26, to be held at the Lower Ground Level of The Shang's East Wing.  Dessert booths are set to offer mouthwatering indulgences that will surely satiate the sweet tooth in you. There will be something for everyone from Baker's Fresh, Dippin' Dots, Epicurious, Gelatissimo, Golden Spoon, Poetry and Prose, Red Ribbon, Villa Del Conte, and Wicked. 

Armed with calligraphy essentials, I'm ready to try my hand and let my creative juices out!

A craft demo on how to do a gift wrap creatively

"The Shang wants to enrich everyone's summer with dynamic  lifestyle events such as Craft Mania and Desserts Fair at the Shang. We're thrilled to bring these one-of-a-kind  activities to friends and families who are looking for alternative ways to spend the season in the city. With Shang's partner brands, we're sure these will be wonderful, memorable affairs for mall guests," says Lala Fojas, Shangri-La Corporation's Executive Vice President and General Manager.

Sweets and chocolates from Villa Del Conte
Delightful cookies from Baker's Fresh on display

Crafting is a great bonding activity for both family and friends.

Creative ways to give a present with embellishments and personalized cutouts and crafts that will make the recipient feel more special.
Talented Trumpets' students rendered a few well-loved Disney songs to the delight of the audience.
Patterns for Calligraphy
I've also tried calligraphy myself. I did the black one while Ms. Anina Rubio did the beautifully made red one. 

There will also be an upcoming fashion show for kids and teens with a spectacular showcase of the season's stylish summer finds with Sweet Summer Fashion Show on April 25, 4PM and 6:30PM respectively at the East Atrium. A sartorial parade of stylish pieces rendered in bright floral, patterns and prints will cheer up the runway and give inspiration for new closet additions.

Here's the complete schedule of the free workshops and performances during the Craft Mania at the Shang:

So go ahead, let's all embrace the debilitating heat of the summer sun as we immerse ourselves in productive activities that will give us a big dose of summer fun, and it's all only at the Shang!

For further inquiries, call 370-2500 local 597. Like them on Facebook at Follow them also on Instagram for updates on promos and events at @shangrilaplazaofficial.

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