2023-2024 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME
This year we want to focus our programme on endings. At your school, don’t you get the feeling that you don’t know how things are supposed to end? How do you deal with saying farewell to your pupils? For example: How should the final production of the children’s play turn out? A colleague once said to us: If I see that my daughters’ play is flawless, I worry about the process. We’re not good at achieving a satisfactory ending – or we find it difficult If we see that things end in a clean, perfect way, we believe that something hasn’t quite gone as it should. We call it tying a ribbon around the workshop: when we say goodbye with a conclusion and people leave with smiles on their faces and even applaud (the worst thing is when they applaud), then there’s something we feel that’s not quite right. That’s why we want to think about what happens to us and broaden the commonly held narrative about what should happen in the end.
We’ll work throughout the year with the material we’ve created over the previous fifteen courses until we run out: the information sheets for the educational programme are made from 58.4 kilos of paper from documents, images and archives from all these years of activities, which have been processed by the Museu Molí Paperer de Capellades. This programme for youngsters will work with the left over materials from the museum. In this year’s performance workshop, we’ll make a school with the blankets that last year were made into a kite; and we’ll make a house with material from dismantled exhibitions.
“Using up” to create and learn together what nobody teaches us: how to say goodbye to things, places and people. We want to accompany and take care of how processes end, doing so as if there were no tomorrow. We want to end things in the best possible way, to enjoy the beauty of the last moment and to cross boldly over to the other side.
- MAKING A SCHOOL. Performance and education workshop.
- FOOTSTEPS, CHAINS, DOORS, MURMURS AND EXPLETIVES FROM AN UNSEEN CROWD. Audiovisual and educational workshop. April (spring).
- MISSING A CLASS. In collaboration with the UAM’s Department of Artistic, Plastic and Visual Education. Throughout the school year.
Pre-school and primary school students
- OUT OF THE MUD. Workshop for pre-school and primary school groups.
- SOFT HOME. MAKING AFTER-DINNER CONVERSATIONS LONGER. Project in collaboration with the Móstoles children’s home.
- FLUFF, A SPECK, A SPECK ON THE GROUND THAT HARDLY ANYONE SEES. 0-6 research group.
- PORTRAITS OF A MONSTER, A PLACE FOR WHAT’S WILD. Collaboration project with the CEIP Federico García Lorca in Móstoles.
- SUMMER HUT. For children from 6 years of age and up. One week in July.
Secondary school students
- LEAVING FEAR BEHIND. Visit-workshop for Secondary and Baccalaureate school groups. Throughout the school year.
- MAKING A HOUSE Collaboration project with U.F.I.L. students Pablo Neruda, children from the children’s home in Móstoles and the Museo CA2M. During the school year.
- NAILS AND TACKS. Open workshops for youngsters aged13 to 21. With the Quiosco Clandestino collective. Every other Friday until July.
- WHERE THINGS CONTINUE. Research group for former under-21 team members. October to February.
- AN AMATEUR CHOIR. Creative voice workshop.
- UNEVEN DANCE.
- COVEN OF FANZINES. Reading group.
- MEDIATION FOR FIVE HANDRAILS. Visiting the exhibitions.
- TRAILS THROUGH THE MUSEUM. Group visits to the exhibitions. Throughout the school year.
- EASY. Thoughts on inclusion. Throughout the school year.
- WITNESSING THE END Universidad Popular
Cada curso realizamos un taller de performance para profesores, educadores y artistas interesados en la educación. Se trata de una semana de trabajo con el cuerpo para unir lazos de colaboración y reflexionar de forma conjunta acerca de los procesos educativos y la performatividad de la educación.
From the education department we like to think that we can all intervene in the construction of the world around us, so starting in January we will begin a collaborative process to imagine, design and make possible the construction of a shelter in a tree.
An activity designed for groups of secondary-school students that revolves around exhibitions and focuses on generating meaningful experiences and establishing a direct link between contemporary artistic practices and students, encouraging curiosity and collective creation.
Nails and Tacks is an activity aimed at young people from 13 to 21 years old, where they can discover new ways of doing things related to contemporary creation. An open and collective space in which to investigate artistic strategies based on do-it-yourself and self-publishing.
A group of mothers in the physical post-partum recovery period will come together to create the lyrics, melody and rhythm of songs to help their babies sleep.
Uneven Dance is a workshop where you can practise typical partner dances as part of a trio. It is designed for all body types and for those who have had all kinds of experiences on dance floors, in nightclubs and ballrooms. Dancing in threes means we have to arrange ourselves in a different way, and the resulting movements and dances become radically new.
An amateur choir is a creative project in which any kind of voice is welcome to participate. Every other Thursday, the choir does its own research sessions as well as sessions with artists who work with voice and listening.
We will focus on the concept of easy reading, i.e. the method that brings together a set of guidelines and recommendations on the drafting of texts, the design and layout of documents and the validation of their comprehensibility, aimed at making information accessible to people with reading comprehension difficulties.
This year, we want to focus on the books that inhabit our shelves. Under the guidance of the library manager, Sonia Seco, we will bring to light some bibliographic oddities; these, in turn, will lead us to an endless number of possible texts and readings.
During these months, the exhibitions will be full of objects that we will be able to fly over, contemplate from above or from closer. We propose to wander among them, under their protection, let ourselves be touched and see what happens in this encounter.
We propose a tour of the exhibition "Juan Muñoz. In the violet hour". Through these visits we will get to know the works of the artist's early career to discover his interests in surveillance architecture, archaeology, hearing, domestic interiors, theatre, poetry, optical floors and much more.
In the classroom of the CA2M Museum there are numerous ceramic pieces that were moulded by the groups that visited us during the year 2022. We invited infant and primary school classes to take part in this collective action in which we imagine an answer to this question: What can we do with those clay pieces? Leave the school and enter the museum to touch, change, break, make noise and soften.