Acrylic & Oil

Vicky Pollisco

Loida Tan

Conchitina Bernardo

Meliza Gonzales

Sunshine Place offers painting classes for beginners and advanced artists. With a photo of a chosen subject at hand, the class teaches the students hands-on techniques in mixing paint, holding a brush, painting strokes and styles, to tips on framing the art work.  

Annually, students exhibit their works at Sunshine Place.

The class also offers private lessons, kids classes, and special sessions for large canvass and commissioned works. All instructors are members of Arts Association of the Philippines.


In this series of face-to-face painting workshop, Mr. Fidel will teach the students the basics of blending and proper mixing of acrylic colors, how to use the brush and palette knife to be able to paint landscape (clouds, trees, mountains, street scene) seascape (sailboat, rocks and waves), cityscape (houses, buildings perspective, impressionism) and still life (metal, glass). Workshop is open to students from 15 years old and above. Both Beginners and those who would like to brush up on their painting skills are invited to join!


Every Tuesdays

Full Course

*8 Sessions + 2 FREE for SP Non-Members

*8 Sessions + 3 FREE for SP Members

Per Session



Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday

Full Course

*8 Sessions + 2 FREE for SP Non-Members

*8 Sessions + 3 FREE for SP Members

Per Session

fidel MALIG sarmiento

Visual Artist  and a Leader in the visual arts industry.

Ka Fidel’s interest in colonial houses stemmed from his initial college work while taking up an architectural degree course at the MAPUA Institute of Technology in Manila, Philippines. He readily shifted to a Fine Arts course in painting at the FEATI University. Enjoying a university scholarship, he was armed with pure essence in what was to become his art.

Fidel’s paintings have very refined architectural details and strong interplay of light and textures. Sarmiento paints directly onto the canvas. He infuses details like plants, animals, and human figures.

He is respected by his colleagues in the industry and has curved his own niche. He has mounted a total of 15 one-man shows to date, both local and and abroad, four back-to-back shows, 14 international group show he helped organize.

Mr. Sarmiento has received numerous prestigious awards, here and abroad and he is presently the President of the Art Association of the Philippines and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum, among others.

In the past years, he has been generous enough to offer his time, treasure, and talents by instilling the love of arts in  communities through workshops, art competitions, and mentoring kids and senior citizens.

robert fernandez

Originally a tattoo artist, he was referred by a friend to develop his creativity by joining Arts Association of the Philippines. Robert started with AAP in 2001 as a volunteer and a canvas maker and pursued painting the following year. From then on, he joined art competitions of the organization and became protégé of the President Mr. Fidel Sarmiento.  Eleven years after he joined, he had his first break to showcase his work with other artists abroad in “Young Art Philippines 2009” Euro Tour (8 cities). His expertise subjects are still life baskets, jars, fruit and flowers to name a few. He also accepts commission work for figurative painting.

 He has been receiving awards since 2006 and his works are published in coffee table books and magazines. He also conducts art workshops in schools and provinces. Robert has been teaching with Mr. Fidel as an assistant instructor for more than three (3) years at Sunshine Place. Robert has been painting for more than 18 years.


Aside from being a part of a family of painters, Loida “LAIYAN” Balubayan has now been practicing art for 12 years. She is also a member of several artist groups and organizations. One of them is AAP (Arts Association of the Philippines), headed by none other than Maestro Fidel M.Sarmiento. She has also participated in various group exhibits and art contests. 

To Laiyan, “Painting is a continuous process and study. Through painting, we always discover things that uplift our Hearts”. 



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