Art Workshops for Groups

The MAC’s Art Workshops offer visitors of all ages an opportunity to enhance their aesthetic experience by trying out various techniques, media and materials related to a concept or theme inspired by the exhibitions presented. By encouraging artistic expression, they help develop participants’ desire and ability to create. In addition to these objectives, the workshops help demystify the creative process and make contemporary art more accessible thanks to their hands-on approach.

Schedule for preschool, elementary and secondary school groups

Monday to Friday at 9, 9:30, 10:30 and 11 a.m., and 12:30, 1 and 2 p.m.
Available for one class
Length: 60 minutes
Minimum age: four

Schedule for college, university and all other groups of adults

Monday to Friday (length: 60 minutes) at 9, 9:30, 10:30 and 11 a.m., and 12:30, 1 and 2 p.m.
Monday to Friday (length: 90 minutes) from 1 to 3:30 p.m.
Available for 30 participants

Reserve online 

You can also reserve by phone, at 514 847-6253,
Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop themes vary according to the exhibitions presented.

These workshops for groups are also offered to the general public on Sunday afternoons

Workshop Themes

“Surf Painting”

Summer Combo

This activity ties in with Olafur Eliasson’s stunning work titled Big Bang Fountain (2014) and offers participants a chance to make coloured ink “surf” on large expanses of paper. Expect the unexpected… not to mention loads of fun!



Life or Death Environment

Conjuring the precariousness of life in general, and that of animal species in particular, Abbas Akhavan’s Fatigues (2014), part of the new instalment of Pictures for an Exhibition, invites participants to imagine and paint, in watercolour, the environment in which these animals lived and died.


Flower Power

Taryn Simon’s superb 2015 photograph, presented in Pictures for an Exhibition, prompts us to think about the symbolic, political, artistic and even excessive use of living flowers. In this activity, participants work in teams to create floral compositions which they photograph against a coloured background to officially commemorate their visit to the MAC. (Please note that we use artificial flowers.)