These workshops for groups are also offered to the general public on Sunday afternoons at either 1:30 or 2:30 p.m.
Workshop themes change regularly according to the exhibitions currently on view.
It’s best to reserve using our online reservation form: http://www.macm.org/education/form
You can also reserve by calling 514 847-6253, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Lantern FestivalFrom September 1, 2016 to September 9, 2016 Participants in this painting workshop will be filled with wonder at the festive atmosphere, sparkling colours and comical figures seen in Edmund Alleyn’s 1964 painting Fête aux lanternes chez les Sioux, peuple pacifique.
“Phonotubes” and Other Sonic ObjectsFrom September 16, 2016 to October 21, 2016 Drawing inspiration from Jean-Pierre Gauthier’s 2013-2014 work in the Collection titled Orchestre à géométrie variable, participants will enjoy an out-of-the-ordinary sensory experience as they explore sonic creation using highly unusual musical components.
Sculptural ScalesFrom October 28, 2016 to November 25, 2016 After observing the installation Snake, 2016, by Elaine Cameron-Weir, on view in La Biennale de Montréal: Le Grand Balcon (The Grand Balcony), participants will be invited to paint and assemble a serpentine succession of juxtaposed, scale-shaped metal plates.
Home on the RangeFrom December 2, 2016 to January 6, 2017 With its fresh, probing look at the icons of country and western culture, Myriam Jacob-Allard’s remarkable video piece Une voix me rappelle toujours, 2016, presented in La Biennale de Montréal: Le Grand Balcon (The Grand Balcony), will encourage participants to think about various aspects of pop culture. More specifically, they will have a chance to perform some karaoke at the Musée workshops: Country atmosphere, costumes and accessories will complement the experience. Till then, get practising!
Experimental SiteFrom January 13, 2017 to February 17, 2017 Guided by the dazzling installation Measuring Stick, 2015, by Sarah Sze, on display in Pictures for an Exhibition, participants will explore the notions of time, space and movement. Working in teams, under subdued lighting, they will carry out different experiments. They will manipulate moving images from the world of science, point light beams, and juxtapose and superimpose fragments of transparent and opaque surfaces. The lighting effects are bound to be many and varied.
Tableau VivantFrom February 24, 2017 to March 17, 2017 Tableaux, 2011, by Claudie Gagnon, casts an amused, ironic, contemporary eye at the art of the past using the tableau vivant and video. Workshop participants, in turn, will create their own playful tableau vivant. This practice that lies midway between theatre and the visual arts will offer a host of possibilities to all the performers… but they will have to “hold the pose” for a certain amount of time. Clothes, sets, sound tracks and a camcorder** will help portray the subject and enhance the theatrical sketches to be performed. The themes, genres, compositions, poses and gestures will come from iconic paintings from the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, as well as from selected works in the Musée Collection. This activity ties in with a new instalment in Pictures for an Exhibition.
**For this option, the parents or guardians of children participating in the activity will have to complete the permission form allowing them to be filmed and/or photographed. This will enable you to view the tableaux vivants produced at the Musée in class or at home.
Flower PowerFrom March 24, 2017 to May 5, 2017 Taryn Simon’s superb 2015 photograph (see below for the title), presented in Pictures for an Exhibition, will prompt us to think about the symbolic, political, artistic and even excessive use of living flowers. In this activity, you will work in teams to create floral compositions which you will photograph against a coloured background to officially commemorate your visit to the Musée. (Please note that we will use artificial flowers.)
Title of the work: Agreement to Develop Park Hyatt St. Kitts under the St. Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Program. Dubai, United Arab Emirates, July 16, 2012, Paperwork and the Will of Capital