Junior High School Teacher From Laguna Draws Portraits For Her Students And Gave It As Christmas Gifts: All 27 Of Them
Teachers play vital roles in the lives of the students in their classrooms. They are best known for the role of educating the students that are placed in their care. Beyond that, teachers serve many other roles in the classroom. Teachers set the tone of their classrooms by building a warm environment. They mentor and nurture students to become role models. Teachers also acts as a counsel by listening to students and looking for signs of trouble.
A junior high school teacher recently made headlines after she surprised a whole class with a particularly unique Christmas Gift.
Roselyn Barcoma who teaches the English subject at the Holy Redeemer School of Cabuyao in Laguna, spent more than a month in drawing portraits of her students. But this is not like a group or class picture portrait. She managed to sketch each member of a particular class, all 27 of them.
“I sketched the whole class. Not an easy task, but I’m glad I made it.” she captioned as she shared the images on social media.
What is more amazing is that Roselyn did not had any kind of formal training when it comes to sketching portraits. The skills shown on her drawings were all self taught. She learned how to draw and improve her skills by reading posts by professional artists online, particularly in an art group named Guhit Pinas. She also studied tutorials available on both Facebook and Youtube.
Despite being a profesional teacher for 16 years, Teacher Barcoma considers drawing as more of a hobby, a recreational activity that she’s been doing since her childhood.
“I get to [draw] in my free time, and it serves as a stress reliever,”
The teacher started her project December 1 of last year. She used the holiday vacation to completed many of her drawings. Barcoma said she used pencils, charcoal powder, charcoal pencil, and drawing paper to create each portrait. Upon finishing her work last Sunday, she posted on social media which immediately went viral.
Roselyn then give these “Christmas Gifts” to her students on the first day of class after the holiday break. She surprised with her gifts by first asking the whole class to leave the room. She then placed the each portraits individually on their respective chairs.
After placing all the drawings, she then asked the students to come back inside. The whole class was speechless at first upon seeing their beautiful portraits seated on their chairs. They were so amazed with Roselyn’s gifts, the students thanked her shortly right after.
According to the teacher, she thinks her portraits will remind her students to study harder. Despite being viewed as a strict adviser, she hopes that her students will smile and remember her every time they look at their portraits.
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Posted by CNN Philippines on Monday, January 7, 2019