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.
From July 28, 2015 to August 20, 2015
The motifs and contrasting colours that can be seen in Henri Matisse’s painting Portrait au visage rose et bleu will prompt us to paint, in our own, original way, a fine-looking two-tone face.
From September 11, 2015 to October 16, 2015
Viewed through the eye of Emily Carr, landscape painting takes on a unique character that goes well beyond the representation of nature. In that same spirit, we will attempt to shed light on forests swept by a subtly coloured wind. This activity revolves around three splendid paintings by Carr on view in the exhibition L’Oeil et l’Esprit.
Art with a Twist
From October 23, 2015 to November 27, 2015
Slowly and continuously, one twist at a time, we will wrap a small, everyday object with thread and turn it into a novel cocoon. This assembly operation will be preceded and followed by a drawing activity involving observation and interpretation. For this occasion, we will take our inspiration from a remarkable 2007-2013 work titled Fashion Plaza Nights, by Patrick Bernatchez.
From December 4, 2015 to January 8, 2016
The explosive power we find in Dana Schutz’s painting Sneeze, 2001, will set off a whole series of exceedingly expressive sneezes which you’ll paint with exuberant energy!
Dazzle with Colour
From January 15, 2016 to February 26, 2016
Inspired by Jean-Paul Riopelle’s brilliant painting called Composition, 1951, we’ll use spatulas to paint abstract images produced with spontaneous gestures and dazzling colours.
Playing Your Hand
From March 11, 2016 to April 8, 2016
Valérie Blass’s work Cargo-culte, 2011, on display in the show Picture(s) of an Exhibition, will prompt you to make playful sculptures featuring different hand positions combined with unusual objects. This pairing of modelling and assemblage will offer participants a most inventive challenge.
From April 15, 2015 to May 13, 2016
Enlightened by Ryan Gander’s series of works titled A lamp made by the artist for his wife, 2014, participants will be invited to create glittering boxes that will reveal their attractions on contact with a light source.
From May 20, 2016 to June 21, 2016
Stay in the loop by joining in this collage activity based on a group of works by Edmund Alleyn. Using paper, you’ll make an original, techno-inspired circuit composed of multiple interconnected elements (power cables, transistors, electric outlets, electronic chips) open to whatever your imagination can invent. During this activity, you’ll be invited to produce an individual project and take part in a group project.