Helena Prudenciado and Arlene Prudenciado

  • Date: March 17th, 2016
  • Author: admin

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WHO IS HELENA PRUDENCIADO?

I’m Helena Grace U. Prudenciado, 19 years old, a student and I have Autism Spectrum Disorder. My hobbies are Drawing, Writing, playing Piano, and Singing.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO BE A DIGITAL ARTIST?

Because I am good at art and it’s gonna be my job for the future

LAST MOVIE YOU SAW?

Furious 7, it is good and it has animated effects as well.

FAVORITE BOOK?

Geronimo Stilton books, I love the illustrations.

ADVICE TO ASPIRING ARTISTS?

That a person with autism can be anything. Just like Zootopia’s motto, Anyone can be Anything.

DO YOU CRITIQUE YOUR WORK?

Yes, because I want to make sure everything is perfect.

WHO IS ARLENE PRUDENCIADO?

I am 54 years old, married and have two daughters, currently working in a law Firm specializing in Intellectual Property. I love reading either materials related to my work or those easy to read books that my children have in their collections. For my leisure time, I love listening to music, singing and playing the guitar.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR DAUGHTER.

My daughter Helena is 19, very artistic, loves to draw, write stories and plan themes for parties. She is a voracious reader- she likes to read books on fantasy, also history and science. She knows the bible more than most adults. She started drawing at the age of 3 and by 3 1/2, she was drawing perspective views. She has an impressive visual memory. At age 3 she was able to identify all the flags of the world. She made her first mini book with illustrations and a short novel at the age of 15.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE FIRST ACADEMY?

I chose FACA for her because she has special needs, she being on the Autism Spectrum. We want her to be able to hone her skills at the fastest time that she could without being bound to traditional school setting which apparently is not working for her at this time. Also, I like the fact that a counselor is always ready to assist when she needs assistance and that the counselor is there to chart or monitor her progress and provide other venues for learning like on the job training and tutorials.

DID YOU SEE YOUR DAUGHTER IMPROVE HER ARTISTRY?

Yes, I saw a big improvement in her work. Aside from that, she is now able to use other applications in the digital field.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BONDING ACTIVITY?

Our favorite bonding activity is taking trips to different parts of the Philippines, watching movies and our Friday prayer time.

WHERE DO YOU THINK YOUR DAUGHTER GET HER CREATIVE TALENT?

She got her creative talent from her father’s side. Her father, a mechanical engineer is proficient with technical drawings.

ANY ADVICE TO FELLOW PARENTS WHO SEE POTENTIAL IN THEIR CHILDREN TO BE ARTISTS?

To parents whose children show artistic skills , my advise is to support them and give them the opportunity to hone their talents. In a society where the standard of intelligence is still measured by academic excellence, we as parents are the best advocate for our artistic children.