Book Night

Spray Cocktail Party. Illustration Workshop with Olga de Dios

Friday, 21 April 2023 - 5pm and 7pm

Free, until full capacity is reached, with prior registration by writing to from April 17. A maximum of 4 per person (adults cannot outnumber children)

Registration closed

Nouvel Building, Library and Documentation Centre
25 people per session

5pm and 7pm; 1 hour 30 minutes per session

Organised by
Museo Reina Sofía
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Book Night
Spray Cocktail Party. Workshop with Olga de Dios and Goyo Villasevil, 2021. Photograph: Goyo Villasevil
Spray Cocktail Party. Workshop with Olga de Dios and Goyo Villasevil, 2021. Photograph: Goyo Villasevil

The Museo Reina Sofía’s Library and Documentation Centre, in collaboration with hablarenarte, put forward a family-oriented illustration workshop with Olga de Dios. Through the use of spray as a pictorial tool — combined with other more traditional tools like the paint brush — the workshop addresses issues such as creative fear, managing mistakes, the development of imagination and the experience of collective work.

Aimed at children aged between 6 and 12 and their accompanying adults, this workshop invites a reflection with the artist, through her pictorial research work and creative world, on the importance of art in tackling challenges and acquiring a critical gaze of reality: embrace errors, face the fear of the blank page and move beyond the margins. Therefore, participants will discover some of the keys of creative processes to create characters as they blur forms and norms and let their imagination guide them towards creating new worlds. 


Olga de Dios is an artist, illustrator and character creator. Her work centres on creation aimed at children and on encouraging creativity, freedom and critical thinking through art. She often transfers her characters over to literary creation, making them the protagonists of illustrated albums intended for children. To date, she has published eight books as an author and illustrator and has illustrated texts by other writers from Spain, Korea and the USA, with her books translated into fourteen languages and distributed in more than twenty countries. 

hablarenarte is a non-profit organisation which has worked since 2002 in the sphere of cultural mediation, expanded curatorship and contemporary creation. By way of their creative spaces, Planta Baja (Bottom Floor) and Planta Alta (Top Floor), and research and projects, they advocate a situated artistic practice which opens deviations towards other ways of living and another world. 

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