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5-29 July 2016


Like every year, CGAC will have an offering of summer workshops for children. This time they will take place throughout the month of July. We invite children to participate in several artistic experiences related to contemporary art.

For four days participants will be able to reflect on the importance of recycling by making electronic musical instruments from discarded electronics or creating big carnival heads using graphic techniques; they will also discuss how to create a collection and will explore the language of cinema by developing a script for a short fantasy film.


Carnival heads workshop Head, Little Head, Big Head
Led by Misha Bies Golas
For children 4 to 6 years old
From July 5th through 8th / 11:00-13:00 / 15 places 

Big carnival heads, masks and puppets are and have been a theme present in the work of many artists from different periods, such as Rodchenko, Bárbara Stepanova, Miró, Paul Klee, Picasso, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Joaquín Achicharres García or Laxeiro.

Following this line of work, artist Misha Bies Golas, who participates in the CGAC exhibit Rereading the collection. Visual essay, proposes a big head-making workshop where several graphic techniques will be used as a starting point to create a series of self-portraits. The children who participate in the activity will use recurring tools and techniques in this artist’s production such as collage, pattern-printing and photocopying. They will work with discarded materials and will design their heads based on typography, geometric figures and color fields.


Script-Writing Workshop BOOO! / Spooky CGAC / Spook Pros / Horror Writing
Led by Javier Trigales
For children 12 to 14 years old
From July 12th through 15th / 11:00-13:00 / 20 places

Fantasy and horror film is one of the most inventive and creative genres of the seventh art. Through scenes from movies, shows, animation and short films, we will learn in this workshop the rudiments of script writing: its language, structure, characters, dialogues, acts and endings. The purpose is to identify what makes an image scary and create together a script for a short film.


Musical instruments workshop Tech Circle
Led by Mateo Mena
For children 7 to 9 years old
From July 19th through 22nd / 11:00-13:00 / 20 places

Tech Circle is a project at the cross-section of art, science and recycling. We will transform materials collected from discarded electronics into imaginative and innovative electronic musical instruments. We will work on specific areas such as creativity, environmental awareness and imagination in a setting of collective experimentation combining both art and science.


Collecting Workshop Collecting through the Fingers
Led by Celso Fernández Sanmartín
For children 10 to 12 years old
From July 26th through 29th / 11:00-13:00 / 20 places

Who has never had a collection—a collection of purchased items: of picture cards, adventure books, superheroes or miniature animals... or a collection of found items that puts together materials that have a similar meaning or have something in common: bottle caps, stamps, wild flowers, sand from beaches, seashells, cans, stones...?

In this workshop, we will explore the reasons that motivate us to collect, as these criteria can reveal things about our personality. We will analyze different concepts associated with collecting such as serialization, repetition, competition, the idea of beginning and ending, the inclination to show and share, aesthetic selection, content and symbolism. Work groups are also a collection of people interested in the same topic. Together we will look for a common objective and we will make our collection. We will investigate the CGAC and its surroundings searching for a collection… of words? Objects? Memories? Images? Everything can be collected, and collecting we learn.


COORDINATORS: Gema Baños and Virginia Villar

SIGN-UP: All workshops are free. Applications to sign up can be submitted from June 22 by email to and The application must include the following information: full name and age of the participant(s); phone number; email address and title of the workshop they wish to enroll in. A maximum of two participants can be enrolled per application. Each applicant will receive a confirmation email indicating the status of their application.

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