Book Art by Meldy

Someone wise said, “There’s no such thing as too many books!”

Well, now you can look at books in a whole new way through the “mel” in Pape-mel-roti.

We are so proud of Papemelroti artist Meldy!  She is behind many of the shop’s adorable figurine characters.  Many of the popular products are named after her husband and children.
She is also jokingly called the “factory worker” because she works so fast!
We want to share with you her latest passion – book art.  She first got into shaping the pages of books into words and figures because of their family bookstore “Biblio”.

Biblio is not your typical bookstore.  As you can see, the store makes books part of the decor!

You don’t just buy books here, you can also get your coffee fix.  It’s a nice place to sip and read a book.

Biblio’s first branch is located at UP Town mall, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Biblio now has a new branch at Ayala Mall Cloverleaf in Balintawak, Quezon City.

Follow Biblio on Facebook

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Artisans Workshop Soft Opening

We have a Christmas surprise for you!  Starting December 3, you’ll be able to come in, create and revel in the things that you have made!  
Don’t miss the introductory offers on that day!

This is a perfect place to make gifts this Christmas!  Personalize them and wow your family and friends!

It’s going to bring a lot of jolly good cheer!  It’s going to make you more creative!  It’s going to make you smile!  It’s going to spur you into making a craft project or two!

Join a workshop and experience the joy of creating!

See exquisite art by the Papemelroti artists! 

Find the priceless gifts made by loving hands to Papemelroti’s late founder Socorro Alejandro in the mini miniature museum!
Keep posted and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and all of our social networks to be informed of upcoming workshop schedules!
We can accomodate 32 people at this venue.  We are open to groups, special events and student tours.  E-mail us for more information.
Find the Artisan’s Workshop at:
2/F Papemelroti Shop
Korben Place
91 A. Roces Avenue
Corner Scout Tobias St.
Barangay Laging Handa
Quezon City

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Scenes from the Christmas Workshops

It was a flurry of creativity and chaos at the Christmas Workshops this past month!

It was a busy day for Robert Alejandro, Papemelroti’s premiere artist who started off with the Three Kings Doll-making Workshop in the morning and then conducted a Basic Acrylic Postcard Painting session in the afternoon.

What do you do if all the kits to make The Three Kings get left behind at the shop? All the participants get a bonus lesson in acrylics, yay!!!! Thanks to Grab Express, we got the kits with still enough time for the real workshop.

The afternoon session on learning basic acrylic painting skills were attended by “kid”-dults!  They were able to recreate Robert’s postcard design and discover tricks in developing their own designs for future projects.

This is the first time I taught a “step by step” beginners course on acrylic painting. It was a lot tougher for the students and I was afraid they would struggle – they did. But the big surprise is that they enjoyed (they told me) and they learned a lot. The big lesson for me is “don’t be afraid to push your students, most especially if you really would like for them to learn.” – Robert Alejandro

One senior lady successfully did it even when she forgot her glasses!

All in all it was a wonderful experience both for Robert and the participants.  It is our hope that everyone will be able to keep using their drawing and craft skills to make inspiring works of art for themselves and their loved ones!

For more information on Papemelroti workshops, visit our events calendar.

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Celebrate Christmas through arts and crafts with Papemelroti!

Join the 3 Kings Doll Workshop and/or the Acrylic Postcard Painting Workshop with papemelroti artist Robert Alejandro!

Pre-registration is required. Please register here:

What will you learn in the AM session? 
Robert Alejandro will be teaching decoupage techniques that you will be using to create your own versions of the 3 Kings! 
Materials, light snacks and certificates will be given to participants of the workshop and is already inclusive of the fees. 

What will you learn in the PM session? 

Robert Alejandro will be teaching BASIC acrylic painting techniques for you to be able to make Christmas-themed postcards!

-The acrylic painting workshop is catered to BEGINNERS. 
-The facilitator of the workshop will do the artwork step by step along with the workshop participants
– This workshop will be all about experiencing painting with acrylics. Students will see if they will love painting with acrylics or hate it (something good to learn).

Workshop fee is inclusive of light snacks, materials and certificates.

Pre-registration is required. Click the link below to register:

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Scenes from the Urban Sketching Workshop

Art sketching is oftentimes associated with an easel in the park or at a big studio but it is actually something we can do anywhere we are.
Robert Alejandro teaches us that we can find inspiration everywhere, even in the city.
Robert’s workshop helped everyone loosen up and enjoy illustration instead of feeling pressured to churn out something Michaelangelo would do.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

It’s true that there is an artist inside each of us.  It is innate to create.  Whether it is to cook good food, write a book, grow vegetables or nurture a child inside the womb – each person is meant to create.

Watch Robert in action…

It was definitely a fun weekend at the Katipunan Art Festival 2017 as we gave 15% off Papemelroti kraft blanks and kits that weekend!
2017 is truly a special year!  Robert has done more workshops this year than any other year!  Watch out for the nearing end of the workshop series this 50th year of Papemelroti!  

Good job Robert!

The event was held last October 21, 2017 at the UP Town Center grounds, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

For updates on next month’s workshop please follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

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Live Drawing Event

Last October 17 was the International Day of the Eradication of Extreme Poverty.  ATD (All Together in Dignity) Philippines was at the forefront for the festivities!

Robert Alejandro, Papemelroti owner and award-winning graphic designer, marked the festivities by doing a Live Drawing event at SM Manila last October 13, 2017.

See what Robert did that day caught on video below!

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