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18 February 2017 - 18 June 2017


Hours from 11:00 to 13:00h

Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 am to 1 pm

The CGAC is presenting a new series of artistic experimentation workshops addressed to families with children aged between 4 and 9. With their families, children will be able to discover, conceive, and enjoy the fascinating universe of contemporary art.

In this new edition of Workshops for families we will focus on the relationship existing between the body and contemporary art. Throughout the history of art humans have left the print of their body in multiple ways and from different perspectives. What is the trace that we leave on the world that surrounds us?

We will learn about the way five artists see the body and we will analyse the roles that we adopt, as well as the behaviour of a globalised society that seems to be obsessed with following aesthetic canons, without stopping to discover that which is most extraordinary about people: their differences.

 Role play. Cindy Sherman

18 and 19 February
Saturday 18, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 19, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: From 6 to 17 February

Cindy Sherman explores and interprets different identities in her work. She cross-dresses and transforms herself into a thousand different women: from the world of cinema and fashion; from history and art; from the street… She takes on multiple roles, acting as author, protagonist, make-up artist, stylist, photographer, and model. Her face and personality disappear behind different stereotypes and characters. Like her, we will create with costumes, through masquerade, and playing and inventing different alter egos.

Realities. George Segal
18 and 19 March
Saturday 18, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 19, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: from 6 to 17 March

The characters from the work by George Segal are presented as life-size sculptures who often appear in daily life atmospheres surrounded by everyday objects: at a bus stop, at a traffic light, on a hip... In this workshop we will attempt to transfer our bodies to our realities.

We will pay attention to how we walk, our expressions, our postures, our breathing... We will become aware of our relationship with the objects that surround us and of how we reproduce the same actions day after day, like rituals. We will mould our bodies as if we were modelling clay, until we capture a moment.

Like a Paintbrush. Janine Antoni
22 and 23 April
Saturday 22, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 23, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: from 10 to 21 April

Janine Antoni transforms daily life activities such as eating, sleeping, bathing, washing, or cleaning into ways of making art. As her main tool she uses different parts of her body to create her works: her teeth, mouth, hair, tongue, etc. During the workshop we will turn or body into a tool for action and creation. We all leave a trace on the world, so we can decide how we do it.

Here and Now. Marina Abramovic
20 - 21 May
Saturday May 20, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday May 21, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration Dates: from 8 to 19 May

Marina Abramovic works with her body. In her work she tests the limits of both her physical and mental capacity while at the same time she gets the spectator involved in exploring her actions. She transforms her artistic creations into experiences that are shared with the public in real time. In this workshop, we’ll use our body as a kind of raw material to elicit reactions and create. Just like what happens in Abramovic’s trajectory, we’ll go from action to pure presence. Now it’s our turn to experiment with art in its live form: the performance.

Telling Stories. Kara Walker
17 and 18 June
Saturday 17, for families with children aged 4 to 6
Sunday 18, for families with children aged 7 to 9
Registration period: from 5 to 16 June

With her black cut-out silhouettes and projections with magic torches, Kara Walker explores different issues in our society, such as identity, gender, or race.

Many of the tales and stories that we know today were transmitted to us orally. In this session we will approach the work of Kara Walker in an attempt to find a new language through art to tell our stories, anecdotes, and experiences.


Rebeca Mariño Souto is a graduate in Fine Arts by the University of Vigo, and a Senior Technician in Socio-cultural Animation. She has worked in the education departments of the CGAC and Afundación, and she continues to actively collaborate with different cultural institutions, carrying out educational workshops directed at children and families. She is currently rounding off her training to become an Expert in Cultural Management.

Clara Rodríguez Márquez is the holder of a BA in History of Art by the University of Santiago de Compostela and is also a specialist in multidisciplinary action projects in diverse educational contexts by the University of Vigo. Her works in MARCO, Verbum, or the CGAC have endowed her with wide experience in museum pedagogy. Her professional career includes artistic educational projects that cater to equity and to people with specific support needs, such as the socio-cultural participation educational programme directed at autistic and gifted people carried out at the CGAC. During the past six years her efforts and joyful dedication have focused on a personal educational and creativity project at Acume Didáctica in Vigo.

REGISTRATION: The workshops are free. To participate it is necessary to register within the stipulated dates, by writing to:, specifying the name of the activity you are interested in, the names of the participants, their age, a contact telephone number, and an email address.

Only those applicants whose ages correspond to those specified for each workshop will be allowed to register. Seats will be filled by order of registration. Each applicant will receive a confirmation email.

SEATS: 10 boys/girls, each accompanied by a maximum of 2 family members per workshop.

DIRECTED BY: Rebeca Mariño and Clara Rodríguez

COORDINATED BY: Virginia Villar


Rúa Valle Inclán, 2
15703 Santiago de Compostela
Ph.: (+34) 981 546 619
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