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CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS 2023 - 2024

27 December 2023 - 05 January 2024
Coordination:
Virginia Villar
Directorate:
Haya Blanco and Susana Varela

 

This Christmas, we propose two workshops for your little ones. Children between the ages of 4 and 9 will be able to immerse themselves in the world of contemporary art with artist Haya Blanco and educator Susana Varela.

Get ready to laugh, learn, get messy, move, dance, create and be surprised!

 

 

Programme:

What’s in This Drawer?

27th, 28th and 29th December

Time: 11.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Ages: 4 to 6

Spaces: 12

Led by: Haya Blanco

 

Some drawers in our house and, above all, in the houses we visit, such as those of our grandparents, aunts or friends, etc., become our favourite spaces. They often hide real unclassifiable treasures: a bead, a shiny object, a broken figurine, something written, a ribbon, a photo, a frame, a key that doesn’t open anything...

Our mission for this workshop is... to rescue those forgotten pieces! We’ll look for broken toys, used stories, lost balls, mismatched jewellery etc. – things that apparently have no relation to each other and to which we will give a new life by bringing them together to compose a three-dimensional work of art.

In addition, we will understand the workshop space as a huge drawer and experience what it means to be an object. How would you behave if you were a bouncing ball, a lame Superthing or a piece of mirror?

We’ll also make a large-format, multi-coloured work and let the rhythm of the music guide the movement of our bodies as we paint. We’ll work individually, also collectively and consecutively, like in a relay game. We’ll run to take over from our partners and continue to create where they left off.

We’ll try to go beyond the support by perforating it and introducing elements that go through it, that go out, that come in, that appear and disappear, and that provide volume and visual rhythm.

 

Photo Fantasy

3rd, 4th and 5th January

Time: 11.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Ages: 7 to 9

Spaces: 15

Led by: Susana Varela

 

In this workshop, we’ll immerse ourselves in the magical world of photography, where we’ll be able to develop our creativity and discover the artistic potential of this medium.

We’ll create an artist's book. We’ll work with ideas and sources of inspiration, learn how to capture and edit images, and how to design and assemble our photobook.

Imagination and technique will work together to alter reality and create surprising and surreal images.

We’ll create kaleidoscopic images and use the effects of reflections and colours by manipulating prisms, glasses, filters and torches.

We’ll experiment with points of view, with focus, with light, with objects, with bodies... and, in doing so, we’ll bring our own visual stories to life.

 

 

Given by:

Haya Blanco and Susana Varela

Registration:

All of the workshops are free.

Applications can be submitted from 14th November to 1.00 p.m. on 18th December 2023, by sending an e-mail to edu.cgac@gmail.com. Those interested should provide the following information: full name and age of the children taking part, telephone number, email address and name of the workshop they wish to register for.

A maximum of two participants can be registered per application. Each applicant will receive an email confirmation. Spaces will be allocated strictly on a first-come first-served basis.