18 NOV - 4 DEC 2022

Collaborative Family Workshop

Workshops & Debates


Rock & Roll for Jellyfish, with Rafa Castañer

A collaborative intergenerational workshop to create an engaging, educational film combining biology, animation and music. The finished work will be screened live at the end of the workshop.

A workshop and film celebrating life and cinema.

The workshop

This introduction to experimental animation will make use of a range of creative games and strategies to help participants get to grips with this art form, while equipping them with the key tools to make their own film.

Biology and animation come together to take participants on an instructive journey as they learn about cells and living organisms through a series of engaging games and activities.

The film

All the material created in the workshop will be photographed to become the raw material for the film, of which all the participants are now cocreators.

Movement is the natural expression of life and filmmaking, and this activity will not only teach participants the basic principles of experimental animation but also, in parallel, give them a sound understanding of cells as the building blocks of biology.

Musician and animator Sergi Padró will join us to help screen the finished footage and perform a possible soundtrack.

Rafa Castañer illustrates, draws and teaches for a range of projects and cultural institutions. In parallel to his professional creative career, his gradually discovered his talent for helping others express themselves. Thanks to his impressive set of skills he has honed over the years, he has carved out a unique teaching role for himself. In recent years he has worked as an educator in cultural institutions, art centres and galleries.

Drawing is understanding with your hands. Experimental narratives run though all my work: I am always driven by the urge to describe, explain and tell stories through a range of different voices, formats and media.

  • Sunday 20 November
  • Sala Raval CCCB
  • Children aged 6 and up and adults
  • 3 hours in total:
  • 11 am to 1 pm: creative group workshop with animated sequences
    4 pm to 5 pm: soundtrack workshop
    5 pm: screening of final film with live music (10 min)
  • €10 per participant
  • 20 places
  • This workshop will be given in Spanish or Catalan
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Rafa Castañer
In collaboration with
El Meu Primer Festival