The Intramuros Administration and the Book Stop Project PH of the WTA Architecture + Design Studio conducted a Portrait Watercolor Workshop at the Plaza Roma last 24 June 2017.

Gracing the event was the celebrated portraitist Ephraim Samson, who conducted the talk and demo on basic watercolor painting. Mr. Samson is an award-winning Filipino visual artist who won the Best of Show honors at the 42nd ​​Lodi Art Show, and the 51st annual Stockton Art League Exhibition​, both​ in the United States. Among his notable works are the watercolor paintings Pacific Seafood, which triumphed at the Lodi Art Center Awards; and the Where Life Begins, which won for the Philippines the coveted Elsie May Goodwin Award for Excellence. — John Arcilla