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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

Nebulous Rectangles

Nicolas Lachance, Winter Blue Log 4, 2015 © Nicolas Lachance, Winter Blue Log 4, 2015

The intriguing painting titled Winter Blue Log 4, 2015, on display in the newest presentation of Pictures for an Exhibition, by Nicolas Lachance, will encourage participants to experiment: is it a new way of painting, transferring or printing? That’s the question we will attempt to elucidate in this workshop on abstract painting. Try to capture the un-capturable!


Playful Constructions

Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens,The Prophets, 2013 © Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens,The Prophets, 2013

The multifaceted installation The Prophets, 20132015, by Richard Ibghy and Marilou Lemmens, on view in the latest presentation of Pictures for an Exhibition, will offer participants a chance to create playful and unusual assemblages while considering notions related to the economy, consumption, production, work and the time we devote to it.


Body Images

Ateliers de création © Ateliers de création

Inspired by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s impressive pieces Airborne Projection (Relational Architecture 20), 2013, and Subtitled Public, 2005, participants will be invited to create images, using multiple visual effects, that reveal their silhouettes either real or somehow transformed. In this workshop, participants will draw and cut out their own silhouettes, which they can then combine with action verbs. They will operate digital camcorders, cameras and projectors, point beams of light and try out different ways of transferring and transforming images. They will juxtapose and superimpose their silhouettes with those of the other participants. Together, they will build up a huge repertoire of body images. We invite teachers and group leaders to use their digital devices to photograph the different stages in the production process at the Musée so that they can project those images when they are setting the projects up in class. In addition, images shot during the workshop and posted on Facebook will allow participants to follow the project’s progress.