Our Education team offers a program of art workshops and interactive tours for all audiences, ages four and up. School groups (from preschool to university), daycare centres, day camps, community organizations and any other organized group can take part in our activities.
Tuesday to Friday at 9, 9:30, 10:30 and 11 a.m., and 12:30, 1 and 2 p.m.
Length: 60 minutes
Minimum age: four
The museum’s art workshops are designed to offer visitors of all ages an opportunity to enhance their aesthetic experience by trying out various media, techniques and materials related to a particular theme or concept found in a work or exhibition. Their aim is to develop participants’ desire and ability to create, by encouraging artistic expression. In addition, with their hands-on approach, the workshops help demystify the creative process and make contemporary art more accessible.
Workshop themes vary according to the exhibitions currently on view.
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Length: 60 minutes or 90 minutes
Through personal observation of works of art, the tours help participants develop their eye for the art object. They are conducted in an atmosphere conducive to discussion and open to questions, and provide an opportunity for discovery, learning and greater awareness about contemporary art. The chosen route and pedagogical approach vary with the exhibition program, but are always tailored to the tour group’s grade level, from preschool through to university. The minimum age required is four.
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday (see blocks of time available)
- Block A: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (available for 1 class)
- Block B: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (available for 1 or 2 classes, lunch from 11:30 to 12)
- Block C: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (available for 1 or 2 classes, lunch from 12 to 12:30)
- Block D: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (available for 1 or 2 classes)
The workshop/tour combo is the ideal way to make the most of a visit to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal. By personally observing works of art and then engaging in a creative activity, students combine both “seeing” and “doing.” The activity arouses students’ curiosity about contemporary art practices and, at the same time, fosters their own creativity through the discovery and observation of original works.
Reservations and Fees
Group leaders may reserve a workshop, tour or workshop/tour combo by calling 514 847-6253 or using our online reservation form.
You can consult our Practical Guide for Teachers, available in print-friendly PDF format, or our online guide.