The artisans serve as mentors for the Collaboratory. This system of knowledge transfer completes a cycle of shared learning between the two parties, blending seamlessly the traditional making with innovation. Future programs such as the Vanguardian will highlight the Artisanry as they spearhead the training of new designer-makers who will play the role of apprentice during the mentorship.
The Artisanry features the expertise of veteran craftsmen such as: Ester Sta. Ana, Arnanie Pogoy, Iping Bosito, Abet Lorenzo, Rissa Soriano, Ed San Andres, Rene Santos. Temia Marcelo, Bernie Dancel and Cezar Paz headed by Zapateria founder Rico Sta. Ana.