For Families

Vigo, Spain

Workshops for Families with children aged 4 and up, accompanied by an adult (minimum of 10 children + adults / maximum of 15 children + adults)

We propose holding two kinds of workshop/visits for families on alternate weekends. Like this one family can come at least twice and find different activities going on.

Dates and times:
Saturdays from 6–7.30pm
Sundays from 12– 1.30pm

Groups: minimum of 10 children + adults and maximum of 15 children + adults
Advance Booking only by telephone: 986 110 220 from Tuesdays to Fridays, 12 noon to 2pm and from 6pm to 9pm


Throughout the visit and through the different exhibits, children young and old will use all five senses to familiarize themselves with this thing we call “plastic” and to recognize the various guises it adopts in our everyday surroundings. By first understanding that it needs to be treated in special ways to prevent its harmful effects on our health and planet, they will then discover the good habits of recycling in daily life.

“Family Portrait”
The exhibit in the display “Plastic garbage in everyday life”, built from accumulated plastic containers consumed yearly on an individual basis, will provide the starting point for our workshop. Taking this work as a representation of our throwaway culture, we will turn our attention to the waste plastic brought in from home and try to recognize ourselves in it by manipulating it to create a representation of each member of the participating family, which will be immortalized in a photograph.

“Kitchen Colours”
The exhibit in “The great garbage trip” shows us the harmful effects on our health and on marine life of our irresponsible use of plastic on a day-to-day basis. In our search for a solution to this all-pervasive problem, we will visualize alternative endings to this story through painting and drawing, and thus provide material for the final scenes of this animation video. So instead of using the usual paints that carry contaminating plastics, we will learn how to make ecological pigments from the fruit and vegetables we find in our kitchens with which to colour in our ideas on paper.

DIN MATAMORO: “On visual Perception”
“It is you who distinguishes a shape which is in your mind. You who sees a cloud that is a bird”
Drawing from short stories written for this workshop, we will recreate the characters to assist our interpretation of these stories. Inspired by an audiovisual piece entitled Immersion, these stories are about ocean creatures sharing their milieu with plastic bags borne along by the currents. We will use waste materials to create our characters: crumpled plastic bags as mysterious creatures; a plastic cap the eye of an imaginary marine being… By closely observing we discover new ways of depicting.

Groups: 25 people maximum
Dates and times: 20, 21, 22 and 23 December, 2014 from 10am to 1pm
Advance Booking only by telephone: 986 110 220 from Tuesdays to Fridays, 12 noon to 2pm and from 6pm to 9pm