Project Description

Get immersed in the culture of Catalonia and learn about the art of the castell in this residency featuring the tradition of human tower building of Catalonia.  While students will not be building human towers of their own during this residency, they will be exposed to the unique festivals and traditional games of the Castellers through exercises in community building and social interaction by using customary clothing, music and instruments, language, and more.  Through this process, students will learn creative ways to celebrate community by being constructive through collaboration.

Final Product
Students will learn how to collaborate as a team by experiencing the values of culture, respect, communication, concentration, trust, and confidence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will learn creative new ways of celebrating community building from different parts of the world.
  • Students will use their own creativity to reach certain common goals as a team, displaying the importance of how diversity contributes positively to a common goal.
  • Students will use math and strategy skills to solve problems.
  • Students will learn some of the Catalan language and the importance of minority languages in the present day.
  • Students will learn how to express and discuss learnt values in a feedback session.

Suggested Grades

  • All levels

Pricing Breakdown

  • 4 visits at 45 minutes each
  • Prep hours: 1 hour per classroom
  • Travel from Eugene

Learn more about art of human tower building here!


This workshop of “human towers” was really spectacular for the students because it gave them a deeper knowledge of one of the most typical, emblematic and beautiful traditions of Catalonia. I think it is a great opportunity for students to imagine themselves being part of a group of people who create a human tower, having learned all that it entails: effort, balance and wisdom. 

-Teacher from Buena Vista Middle School

Why I teach art:

“I’m originally from Barcelona, Catalonia. I have been part of the Human Tower’s team Castellers de Vilafranca all my life. I have been leading team building activities and conferences around the world for schools, universities and companies for more than thirty years. Now, living in Eugene Oregon with my family, I want to share my experiences and know-how. I believe it’s very important to open new windows to students by exposing and involving them in other cultural expressions.”

-Felix Miret-Rovira

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