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.
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