Saturday, May 26 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Visual Storytelling and Imagination

Welcome to the Museum’s School of Art !

Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27 

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Explore your creativity and delve into the marvellous world of Inuit art. See how stories and myth nourish the visual imagery of these artists, and be inspired to create your own visual narrative using drawings and fragments of writing. 

Instructor: Suzanne Bellefeuille, Artist and Art Educator

Suzanne has university diplomas in law, in visual arts and in art therapy.  She has exhibited at the Tohu, is founder of the Coop Lezarts, a project that has won an award in Canadian architecture.  For 15 years she has taught drawing and creative arts workshops that have evolved into an approach where adults reawaken their innate creative impulses and the great resulting pleasure gained through these activities.  

Art materials needed for the course

-Papers for watercolour or painting
-Tools for drawing:  your choice- coloured pencils, ink, watercolour, charcoal, paint
-Sketchbook for notes

Cost for the series
General public 190 $
VIPs and students 30 and under 171 $

Online registration and payment
https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/shop-online/courses-workshops/

Registration by phone
514-285-2000, option 3

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your class and use the Group Entrance at 2200 Crescent Street.

Refund policy
Cancellations made at least seven business days ahead of the first class will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for unavoidable reasons, in which case the fees will be refunded in full. 

13:00 - 15:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
The Museum’s Little School – Dreaming in Colour

Special for Members of the VIP program- 20% discount instead of 10% discount until Saturday, May 26, inclusively. 

Parent-Child Courses (9 to 12 years old)

The perfect opportunity to spend quality time as family while exercising your creative muscles! These bilingual workshops are offered in small groups of a maximum of sixteen (16) participants. All materials are provided.

Theme:  Dreaming in Colour

An art workshop where you can experiment with various paintings techniques: acrylic, watercolour and mixed media.

It is possible to sign up for just one workshop or for the complete series.

$60/parent-child pair per class
$180 for the 3-class series
Additional child: $35 per class

Refund policy

Cancellations made at least seven business days ahead of the first class will be refunded in full, less a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for unavoidable reasons, in which case the fees will be refunded in full.

Sunday, May 27 2018
13:00 - 15:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
The Museum’s Little School – Try it all out, right here!

Special for Members of the VIP program- 20% discount instead of 10% discount until Sunday, May 27, inclusively. 

Parent-child courses (9 to 12 years old)

The perfect opportunity to spend quality time as family while exercising your creative muscles! These bilingual workshops are offered in small groups of a maximum of sixteen (16) participants. All materials are provided.

Theme: Try it all out, right here!

An art workshop where you can experiment with images, play with colour and create with various volumes and materials.

It is possible to sign up for just one workshop or for the complete series. 

$60/parent-child pair per class
$180 for the 3-class series
Additional child: $35 per class

Refund policy

Cancellations made at least seven business days ahead of the first class will be refunded in full, less a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for unavoidable reasons, in which case the fees will be refunded in full.

Saturday, June 2 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Portraits in Colour

Welcome to the Museum’s School of Art !

Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3

Using both Museum statuary and live models, this two-day workshop will help you make the transition from black and white to coloured portrait drawing. Prerequisite: at least one session of portrait-drawing, or the equivalent.

Instructor: Mary Hayes, artist and Art Educator

Mary Hayes has been teaching painting and drawing techniques for over fifteen years. In addition to several solo exhibitions, she has participated in group exhibitions in Quebec, Canada and the United States. Her work can be found in several public and private collections. 

www.maryhayes.ca

Art materials needed for the course

-Kraft Paper or equivalent for warm-ups
-4 large sheets of mid-tone paper.  Suggested colours: dark grey, blue-gray, brown, maroon, aubergine (neutral colours)
-Charcoal and/or black conté
-White Conté, white crayon or white dry pastel, sepia and sanguine
-Assorted colours of dry pastel (optional)
-Kneaded eraser
-White eraser
-Chamois cloth
-Clip  

Cost for the series
General public 190 $
VIPs and students 30 and under 171 $

Online registration and payment
https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/shop-online/courses-workshops/

Registration by phone
514-285-2000, option 3

Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of your class and use the Group Entrance at 2200 Crescent Street.

Refund policy
Cancellations made at least seven business days ahead of the first class will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for unavoidable reasons, in which case the fees will be refunded in full. 

13:00 - 15:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
The Museum’s Little School – Dreaming in Colour

Special for Members of the VIP program- 20% discount instead of 10% discount until Saturday, June 2nd, inclusively. 

Parent-Child Courses (9 to 12 years old)

The perfect opportunity to spend quality time as family while exercising your creative muscles! These bilingual workshops are offered in small groups of a maximum of sixteen (16) participants. All materials are provided.

Theme:  Dreaming in Colour

An art workshop where you can experiment with various paintings techniques: acrylic, watercolour and mixed media.

It is possible to sign up for just one workshop or for the complete series.

$60/parent-child pair per class
$180 for the 3-class series
Additional child: $35 per class

Refund policy

Cancellations made at least seven business days ahead of the first class will be refunded in full, less a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for unavoidable reasons, in which case the fees will be refunded in full.

Sunday, June 3 2018
13:00 - 15:00
Meeting point : Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion – 1380 Sherbrooke Street West
Duration : 2h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
The Museum’s Little School – Try it all out, right here!

Special for Members of the VIP program- 20% discount instead of 10% discount until Sunday, June 3rd, inclusively. 

Parent-child courses (9 to 12 years old)

The perfect opportunity to spend quality time as family while exercising your creative muscles! These bilingual workshops are offered in small groups of a maximum of sixteen (16) participants. All materials are provided.

Theme: Try it all out, right here!

An art workshop where you can experiment with images, play with colour and create with various volumes and materials.

It is possible to sign up for just one workshop or for the complete series. 

$60/parent-child pair per class
$180 for the 3-class series
Additional child: $35 per class

Refund policy

Cancellations made at least seven business days ahead of the first class will be refunded in full, less a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for unavoidable reasons, in which case the fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, July 3 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Impasto Painting with Acrylic: Fast and Loose

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesday to Friday, July 3 to 7
9:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.

This intensive class is an exploration of the use of a gestural application of luscious acrylic paint. A different subject will be tackled every day, such as landscape, still life and abstract painting. Discover new approaches – like working with the palette knife and the sgraffito technique – that will help you build your colour knowledge and confidence.

Instructor: Melanie Matthews, artist and art educator

Melanie Matthews has been involved in the art world since studying painting and drawing at Concordia University, where she earned a B.F.A. (with distinction) in studio art. Melanie splits her time between her prolific personal art practice and an ever-expanding teaching schedule. Melanie is a Working Artist for the Province of Quebec for Golden Paints and has been invited to lecture, give workshops and teach classes at many venues and art organizations throughout Quebec, and for the Canadian Society of Artists, on widely ranging topics within the scope of acrylic practices.

www.melaniematthews.ca

All materials for this series are generously supplied by the artist. Supports will be available at affordable prices. 

General public: $360
VIP: $324

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

09:30 - 15:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 6h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Impasto Painting with Acrylic: Fast and Loose

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

This intensive class is an exploration of the use of a gestural application of luscious acrylic paint. A different subject will be tackled every day, such as landscape, still life and abstract painting. Discover new approaches – like working with the palette knife and the sgraffito technique – that will help you build your colour knowledge and confidence.

Instructor: Melanie Matthews, artist and art educator

Melanie Matthews has been involved in the art world since studying painting and drawing at Concordia University, where she earned a B.F.A. (with distinction) in studio art. Melanie splits her time between her prolific personal art practice and an ever-expanding teaching schedule. Melanie is a Working Artist for the Province of Quebec for Golden Paints and has been invited to lecture, give workshops and teach classes at many venues and art organizations throughout Quebec, and for the Canadian Society of Artists, on widely ranging topics within the scope of acrylic practices.

www.melaniematthews.ca

All materials for this series are generously supplied by the artist. Supports will be available at affordable prices. 

General public: $360
VIP: $324

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Saturday, July 7 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Energies from Nature: Contemplating and Painting

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

An all-level workshop channelling summer’s energies in nature and its exploration in water-based painting. Short guided meditation will begin our day, followed by brush exercises using inks, watercolours or acrylics. Personal images, whether abstract or more realistic, expressed on paper – including Japanese “washis” – become works in themselves or can be further developed through collage on canvas.

Instructor: Heather Yamada, artist, art educator and yoga instructor

Dividing her time between Montreal and Victoria, Heather Midori Yamada is a visual artist and teacher who works with Japanese “washi” papers in paintings, collage and installations. When she started out in Toronto’s Open Studio in the 1980s, Heather primarily used washi in monotypes, which explored natural plants as imagery as well as actual plants in embossing. These washi etched and embossed monotype-print constructions were often marouflaged onto Western paper supports and evolved into mixed media and collage paintings. In her recent move to Victoria, B.C., Heather will continue her research of new plant life in ikebana, in shodo (Japanese brush) watercolour and acrylics on washi papers and mixed media canvas. Heather continues to offer Creativity Retreats in Nature, which combine fine arts techniques, Japanese brush and washi papers, watercolour and acrylics with exercises in hatha yoga and guided meditation.

Materials:

– 2 calligraphy brushes, medium-sized, dark haired, soaked before class:

– 1 flat natural haired (except pig!) wash
– 1 #6 round nylon

– Good quality liquid black ink (not Nobel)
– Transparent watercolour tubes or acrylics, your choice»
– Gel medium (for gluing)
– Papers (from Au Papier Japonais, 514 276-6863):
– Asian washis:

– 2 sheets of usukuchi heavy, -uwa senka
– 1-2 coloured kozos 
– 1 sheet seichosen kozo (optional)  

– Supports:

– Arches watercolour, 22×30 in., 140 lb

OR

– 2 small stretched canvasses, min. 12 x 16 in. 

Other:

– Aluminum foil
– Covered plastic small containers for washes

OR

– Small aluminum or porcelain plates
– Toothbrush
– Clear plastic spray bottle 

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, July 10 2018
00:00 - 03:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Exploring Colour in Drawing and Painting

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Explore the exciting use of colour in both drawing and painting. If you’re new to the art-making world, this introductory class is for you!

Instructor: Françoise Issaly, artist and art educator

Françoise Issaly graduated from Université Paul Valery, Montpellier, and Université Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux, where she obtained a DEUG in Plastic Arts, a Licence and a Master of Visual Arts, followed by a D.E.A. in with an honourable mention in “Communication, Arts & Spectacle.” Françoise undertook three years of research for her Ph.D. before moving to Canada in 1993. For more than twenty years, she has been involved in the visual arts scene as a professional artist, art instructor, member of the Fine Art Collective and, since 2009, as the head of her own publishing house, Editions FrI, specializing in art books. She has shown her work in both solo and group shows in Canada and the United States as well as in Europe, Malaysia and China. Represented by Artamo Gallery in Santa Barbara, California, her work can be found in many private collections (Canada, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, United States).

www.francoiseissaly.com/

Materials 

– Freddrix canvas pad, 16 x 20 in. 
– Newsprint pad, 18 x 24. in. 
– Graphite lead pencil: HB 
– Eraser
– Rag
– Brushes you already have
– Painting knife 
– Disposable palette
– Liquitex Light Modeling Paste, min. 16 oz 

Bring the colours you already have (pastels for the first class, both dry and grease). You will be advised of any other colours required as the course progresses. All other materials for this series will be supplied.

General public: $190
VIP: $171

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

13:30 - 16:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
In French
Museum’s School of Art
Living Arab Calligraphy

(IN FRENCH ONLY)

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Instructor: Mohammed Makhfi, artist, calligrapher and art educator

See description in French.

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Saturday, July 14 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Silent Transformations: Yoga, Movement, Mark Making and Writing

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This workshop is based on the principle that there is everything to be gained from involving the body and the breath in the process of contemplation and creation. These tranquil transformations make the most of the techniques of yoga and somatic practices. This process involves, on the one hand, cultivating a certain awareness, thus making it possible to receive the works in a new way, and on the other hand, aligning reflection and written expression with the breath. Thanks to the chosen exercises, it will be possible to enter into a receptive state, to awaken one’s senses, to contemplate and to write from a place that transcends self-censure and self critique. 

Taking the form of an attentive tour of the Museum’s collections and its most secret places, the workshop offers periods of observation and analysis of the artworks that alternate with physical exercises of varying intensity and creative writing and marking exercises using the body. 

Instructors: Élaine Labrie, dancer and art and museum educator, and Caroline Loncol Daigneault, yoga instructor, writer and independent curator

Elaine LaBrie began her career as a professional dancer. She was also a professor of contemporary dance at the Conservatoire de Houilles – Carrières-sur-Seine (France) for over a decade. While pursuing her dance practice, she began studying fine arts. Using the body as her starting point, she sought to reproduce shapes in movement. An animator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts since 2006, she has designed and run several projects combining movement with introductions to the artworks through the Sharing the Museum programme. 

Caroline Loncol Daigneault has been practising yoga for over a decade. In December 2016, she became a certified teacher of Hatha Yoga (Soham Yoga). This practice undoubtedly colours her other fields of endeavour. For several years, she has also been active in the visual arts milieu as an independent writer and curator. She has designed and run various writing workshops on the arts aimed at writers, artists and seniors, and is now a teacher at Soham Yoga. 

Materials 

– A notepad
– A pen or pencil
– Yoga mat: Mats are available at the Museum, but you are welcome to bring yours if you prefer
– Pillows

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, July 17 2018
13:30 - 16:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Drawing Insects and Animals in Pencil and Watercolour

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Do you love animals? Ever considered drawing insects? Get beyond the creepy, crawly factor and rediscover the fascinating and almost limitless forms and linear qualities possessed by the most diverse group of creatures on the planet. Not your bag? Learn to draw other animals, including but not limited to domestic animals, like dogs and cats, birds, urban squirrels and other wild beasts. There’s something for everyone in this unique class. 

Instructor: André Pijet, artists and art educator

André Pijet moved from his native Poland to settle in Quebec in 1988. His training in fine arts and photography, along with his innate talent for drawing, soon led him to a career as an illustrator, caricaturist and cartoonist. He is well-known for his book illustrations and for his work as a graphic artist and art director. His works have been featured in several major exhibitions, earning him a number of international prizes. 

www.pijet.com

Materials

– HB pencil
– Watercolour pencils, min. 24 colours 
– 2 soft brushes, one small, one large
– Sprayer for water
– Pencil sharpener
– Watercolour pad, 11 x 14 in.
– Tracing pad

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Saturday, July 21 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Exploring Batik: Creating a Beautiful Functional Object

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, July 21 and 22
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of batik art while creating a beautiful functional object: a notebook folder, business-card folder or small wallet. 

Instructor: Avy Loftus, batik artist and art educator

Avy Loftus is a Montreal-based visual artist and batik designer. As an award-winning visual artist, Avy has already had a number of collective and solo exhibitions in Canada, the United States, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Bulgaria and Bermuda. In 2013, Avy received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her artistic and community contribution. Her artworks have been sold in Canada, the United States, Ireland, Indonesia and Bermuda. As a batik designer, she has conducted batik workshops at Harbourfront, Toronto; the Canadian Museum of Civilization (now the Canadian Museum of History) and the Indonesian Embassy, in Ottawa; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, among other venues. Currently, Avy is the president of Asian Canadian Women Artists, the director of Peace, Love and Hope art project for the children and member of the following organizations; Women’s Art Society of Montreal, ELAN, the Montreal Trainers’ Group, the Canada-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and the Irish Protestant Benevolent Society. Avy holds a B.A. in Education, a B.A. in Language and Art and a Diploma in Public Relations. She is pursuing an M.A. at Concordia University.

Materials will be provided by the instructor (cost $20). You may also bring your own fabric, but please ensure that it is 100% natural: silk, linen, cotton or bamboo.

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, July 24 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Introduction to Felting and Nuno Felting

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesday to Friday, July 24 to 27
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Discover different fibres and the basics of felting as you encounter the various textures and techniques involved in encrusting fabrics through samples of “Nuno” felting (which means “fabric” in Japanese). You’ll end up with your own personal felt creation! 

Instructor: Flany Nimaga, textile artist and art educator 

Flany Nimaga discovered the art of the needle and of dyeing as a child. Self-taught as well as trained by craftspeople and experts, she has honed an array of techniques and acquired invaluable know-how. For more than twenty years, she has designed and hosted needlework and textile art workshops for various organizations and co-operatives. She is constantly exploring new textures, colours and shapes to create wearable works such as scarves and jackets. Her artistic practice is made manifest in the creation of seamless garments and accessories – scarves, jewellery and hats – made from a single piece of material. Entirely handmade, each item is unique, in terms of its design and its look, but also in its colour, reversibility, fluidity and/or density. The colours of Flany Nimaga’s pieces come from her childhood, but also from the resplendent view through her studio’s large bay windows of Mount Royal and its changing hues season to season.  

Materials 

– **Various colour wools, your choice (warning: felt is water-absorbent)
– Fabrics (nothing too thick): silk, cotton, cotton-silk, linen, etc.
– Thin fabric for a scarf, approx. 165 x 100 or 90 cm 
– Fabric scraps
– Towels
– Bubble wrap
– Seedling sprayer (atomizer) 
– Pair of scissors, pencil, rules, calculator
– Marseille soap
– Pool noodle 

**It will be possible to buy the wool on site.

General public: $190
VIP: $171

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full. 

Saturday, July 28 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Collage: The Creative Heart

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, July 28 and 29
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Taking inspiration from the work by Jim Dine located at the Museum’s entrance, we’ll create collages with the plethora of photographic images provided throughout the workshop. The emphasis will be placed on the pure pleasure of exploring this multifaceted theme, rather than on technique. 

Instructor: Suzanne Bellefeuille, artist and art educator

Suzanne Bellefeuille has university diplomas in law, visual arts and art therapy. She has exhibited at the TOHU and is founder of the Coop Lezarts, which won a Canadian architecture award. Over the fifteen years she has been offering drawing and creative arts workshops, Suzanne has refined her approach to helping adults reawaken their innate creative impulses while enjoying themselves immensely.  

Materials 

– Cardboard and/or construction paper, your choice of size
– Scissors 
– Glue sticks 
– Notebook
– Optional: images to include in your collages

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, July 31 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Creating an Artist’s Book

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesday to Friday, July 31 to August 3
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Whether we are talking about illustrated books, art books, pop-up books or book works, creating an artist’s book makes it possible to explore a theme in an original and personal way. In this workshop, you will make your own artist’s book, from the choice of theme to the finished product. 

Instructor: Claude-Aimée Villeneuve, artist and art educator

A graduate of Concordia University’s Fine Arts Department, Claude-Aimée Villeneuve has been part of the cultural scene for over twenty-five years. A painter as well as a manufacturer of stamps and art paper, she has had her works shown in Quebec, the United States and abroad. For the past twelve years, she has been giving art workshops at many of Montreal’s cultural institutions, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Botanical Garden, the public library system as well as several community centres. A musician and graphic designer, she fronts a Latin jazz group, with whom she regularly performs, and designs posters and programmes for various cultural activities in Montreal’s West Island.

Materials

– Drawing pad or sketchbook
– Graphite pencil or felt pen
– An idea for your project

General public: $360
VIP: $324 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Saturday, August 4 2018
09:30 - 15:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 6h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Art and Yoga

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, August 4 and 5 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Yoga is a source of physical and mental well-being; in this sense, it is the perfect complement to the arts, whose benefits are well-known. Combining the two disciplines just stands to reason! In a warm, welcoming atmosphere, a gentle yoga practice will create the right ambience for creativity. The visual arts workshop will follow naturally. The goal? To awaken a lovely fluid energy and to express yourself on paper. The mediums of ink, charcoal, pastel and watercolour will form the basis of the gestural work designed to hone your observational skills, to stimulate your imagination and to refresh your visual memory. 

Instructors: Sylvie Arsenault, artist, art and museum educator, and Monique Dallaire, yoga instructor

Sylvie Arsenault lives and works in Montreal, where she earned a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Art Education at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 1990, she co-founded Les doigts sales, a meeting place, creative studio and gallery space for emerging visual artists. Since 2002, she has taught and worked for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Education and Community Programmes, offering courses to adults as well as children. 

A graduate of McGill University’s Engineering programme, Monique Dallaire obtained a Master of Business Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke. For more than fifteen years, she worked in the high-tech industry. She also dedicated herself to teaching best practices in the corporate milieu. Honouring her dream of pursuing the visual arts, she explored various drawing and painting techniques in courses and workshops in Montreal and Estrie. In the past decade, she first discovered yoga and its healing effects, and then drawing as a source of peaceful pleasure. She became a qualified yoga teacher with Vicky Choclazeur, and advocates a practice of “yoga for all.”

Materials 
– 5 thick sheets of watercolour paper, 22 x 30 in.
– Large newsprint 
– Colour inks
– Black ink

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, August 7 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Practising Socially Engaged Art

Special for Members of the VIP program- 20% discount instead of 10% discount until Tuesday, August 7, inclusively. 

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesday to Friday, August 7 to 10 
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A point of intersection between writing and drawing, this course will explore the theme of resistance in art and society. Each class will focus on this dialogue between the visual element and the word. The group will produce visual and written forms of expression that include map making, freehand drawing and words to compose a reflection on resistance. 

Instructor: Sayeh Sarfarez, artist and art and museum educator

Sayeh Sarfaraz’s creative world draws its inspiration from the political events relating to her home country’s government. The constant anxiety of conflict, censorship and the repression of Iran’s people is relayed in the naive language of a plastic toy collection and drawings. Relating directly to her wandering and exile, the figurines – haphazardly staged along childlike patterns – experience dramatic situations such as violent struggles, bombardments, jailings. This distortion between play and politics highlights the injustice of the manipulation of the weak, the gulf between great powers and a people’s struggle for freedom. Through a transfer of power, the artist becomes the mistress of her own world, where her thoughts can freely unfold.

www.sayehsarfaraz.com

 Materials 

– White Mayfair paper
– Coloured pencils
– Gouache
– Sharpie marker
– Brushes 

General public: $360
VIP: $324 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, August 14 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Introduction to Byzantine Mosaic

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesday to Friday, August 14 to 17
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m

Discover modern mosaic-making techniques in the Byzantine style. Using a pattern from classical antiquity, you will cut smalti tesserae, a mixture of molten glass and minerals. Employing modern tools, you’ll learn the andamento technique and produce a fragment detail of a classic Byzantine mosaic.

Instructor: Suzanne Spahi, mosaic artist and art educator 

Since 2003, Suzanne Spahi has been running the mosaic school Mosaikashop, which she co-founded with Mosaika. She is responsible for all of the school’s administration: teaching, sales and marketing. She regularly invites grand mosaic masters to share their techniques and talents with students at the school. In addition to the classes she gives at her studio and at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, she offers courses abroad (Arizona, Buenos Aires, Dubai, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairo, Alexandria, etc.). She also teaches in the cultural activities programme at the Université de Montréal as well as offering mosaic workshops to elementary school students. She has participated in Journées de la culture, Semaine italienne de Montréal and Nuit Blanche. Suzanne also receives commissions for small and mid-sized public and private works. As of March 1, Mosaikashop will be a nomadic school based in Italy.  

www.Mosaikashop.wordpress.com

Materials

Tea towel

Tools will be on loan for the duration of the workshop. A fee of $50 will be charged for materials supplied by the instructor. 

General public: $190
VIP: $171

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

13:30 - 16:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
The Dynamic Line in Drawing and Painting

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesday to Friday, August 14 to 17
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Explore the characteristics and qualities of line, and learn how it can add a whole new dimension to both drawing and painting. 

Instructor: Sylvie Arsenault, artist and art educator

Sylvie Arsenault lives and works in Montreal, where she earned a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Art Education at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 1990, she co-founded Les doigts sales, a meeting place, creative studio and gallery space for emerging visual artists. Since 2002, she has taught and worked for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Education and Community Programmes, offering courses to adults as well as children. 

 www.sylviearsenault.com

Materials 

– 4 sheets of thick watercolour paper, 22 x 30 in.
– Large newsprint
– Colour inks
– Black ink
– Watercolours in tubes or cakes
– Dry pastels
– Graphite stick

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Saturday, August 18 2018
09:30 - 15:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 6h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Drawing from the Old Masters

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, August 18 and 19 

9:30 a.m. to 4. 30 p.m.

Hone your skills as a close observer and greatly improve your drawing techniques under the guidance of our talented instructor. Study the works of the Old Masters in the Museum’s collections, and determine the techniques that make them so exceptional. 

Instructor: Areg Elibekian, artist and art educator

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1970, Areg Elibekian graduated from the Yerevan Institute of Drama and Fine Arts, in 1992, and has made Montreal his home for the past twenty-five years. Areg is the third generation of the Elibekian painting dynasty. He has exhibited his works in Armenia, Lebanon, France, Quebec and the United States.

www.elibekian.com

Materials 
– Canson sketchbook, 50 sheets, 11 x 14 in.
– Graphite pencils for drawing: Staedtler HB, B, 3B, 4B
– Conté eraser
– Box of square pastels (Conté): sepia, sanguine and white

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

 

Materials 

Basic supplies such as pencils, some drawing materials, brushes and papers will be supplied by the Museum. A few acrylic paint colours and watercolours (student quality) are available in case of emergency. However, you must buy your own specialized materials, quality papers and paint surfaces, as required for your workshop. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/shop-online/courses-workshops/

Registration by phone
514-285-2000, option 3

REFUND POLICY

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for unavoidable reasons, in which case fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, August 21 2018
13:30 - 16:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Painting the Late Summer Landscape

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesday to Friday, August 21 to 24
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Late summer and early harvesttime offer a fabulous array of colours and textures. Paint beach or waterscapes, flower gardens or wild meadows, picnic scenes or forest paths. Immortalize the summer in a painting – or paintings – that will allow you to dream of this beautiful but short season, even in the dead of winter! 

Instructor: Lucie Michel, artist and art educator

Lucie Michel has been a painter… forever! She draws inspiration from the sea, the landscape and everything in nature. She loves teaching, where she can spread the word that art is the ideal medium for personal expression.  

www.luciemichel.ca

Materials

– Different brushes: 3 flat, 3 round, etc.
– Acrylic paint: (Golden or other)
– Basic colours: 

– Primary yellow
– Cyan blue
– Magenta red
– Titanium white
– Black

– Optional colours:

– Naples yellow
– Sienna
– Quinacridone magenta
– Vermilion
– Naphthol red
– Phthalo blue
– Phthalo green
– Ultramarine violet
– Cobalt blue

– Retarder (small bottle)
– Canvasses:

– 2 large: 12 x 24 in., or 14 x 18 in., or 16 x 16 cm., or 16 x 20 in., or 20 x 20 in.
OR
– 3 small: 12 x 12 in. or 10 x 10 in.

– Gloves
– 1 spray bottle
– 1 pad of disposable watercolour paper, OR pieces of waxes paper, OR a sheet of non-porous Plexiglass 
– 2 containers for water:

– 1 small cup for clean water, like a big yogurt container
– 1 large cup, sturdy enough to hold several brushes without falling over

– Paper towel (e.g. “Scott”)
– 1 garbage bag
– Pencils (optional): graphite, Conté, Inktense, watercolour, charcoal, etc.
– A notebook for taking notes and making sketches 

Optional:

– A photograph of a landscape (from a trip or other; can also be black and white)
Landscape photographs will be made available in class!

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Saturday, August 25 2018
09:30 - 15:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 6h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Intuitive Journaling

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Online registration and payment
https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/shop-online/courses-workshops/

Explore a range of themes while creating collages from a plethora of photographic images provided during the workshop. Investing in the creative process is the key to unlocking your inner world. The focus of the workshop is on creative expression, rather than on technique. 

Instructor: Suzanne Bellefeuille, artist and art educator

Suzanne Bellefeuille has university diplomas in law, visual arts and art therapy. She has exhibited at the TOHU and is founder of the Coop Lezarts, which won a Canadian architecture award. Over the fifteen years she has been offering drawing and creative arts workshops, Suzanne has refined her approach to helping adults reawaken their innate creative impulses while enjoying themselves immensely.  

Materials

– Notebook: 9 x12 in., 11 x 14 in., or your choice
– Scissors
– Glue sticks
– Markers
– Colour pencils
– Optional: images to include in your collages

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, August 28 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
The Art of Colour Mixing: A Colour Bootcamp

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesday to Friday, August 31 to September 3
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If colour scares you, the time has come to show it who’s boss! This intensive workshop on all facets of colour will give you the tools necessary to manipulate and arrange colours with confidence. After an introduction to colour theory, hands-on exercises and tours of the Museum’s collections, you will complete your own colour guide, which will serve you in all of your creative projects. 

Instructor: Claude-Aimée Villeneuve, artist and art educator

A graduate of Concordia University’s Fine Arts Department, Claude-Aimée Villeneuve has been part of the cultural scene for over twenty-five years. A painter as well as a manufacturer of stamps and art paper, she has had her works shown in Quebec, the United States and abroad. For the past twelve years, she has been giving art workshops at many of Montreal’s cultural institutions, including the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Botanical Garden, the public library system as well as several community centres. A musician and graphic designer, she fronts a Latin jazz group, with whom she regularly performs, and designs posters and programmes for various cultural activities in Montreal’s West Island.

Materials

– Sketchbook, min. 9 x 12 in. 
– Graphite pencil
– Compass  
– Ruler  
– An assortment of acrylic brushes 
– An assortment of high-quality acrylic paint, including: 

– Primary yellow
– Primary magenta
– Primary blue (cyan)
– Hansa yellow lightNaphthol red light
– Ultramarine blue
– Titanium white
– Jet black

General public: $360
VIP: $324 

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Tuesday, September 4 2018
13:30 - 16:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Exercise Your Visual Creativity!

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Tuesdays, September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Especially designed for participants with no painting and drawing experience, this workshop’s creative exercises will help you gain perspective on your art production and give you some fresh ideas! 

Instructor: Sylvie Arsenault, artist, art and museum educator

Sylvie Arsenault lives and works in Montreal, where she earned a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Art Education at the Université du Québec à Montréal. In 1990, she co-founded Les doigts sales, a meeting place, creative studio and gallery space for emerging visual artists. Since 2002, she has taught and worked for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Education and Community Programmes, offering courses to adults as well as children. 

www.sylviearsenault.ca

General public: $250
VIP: $225

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Wednesday, September 5 2018
17:30 - 20:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Exploring Image Transfer Techniques with Acrylic

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Wednesdays, September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn a variety of contemporary image transfer techniques that use photography and drawing as their base. Experiment with integrating imagery into interesting traditional materials, such as acrylic paint, pastes and gels.

All materials for this series are generously supplied. Supports will be available at affordable prices.

Instructor: Melanie Matthews, artist and art educator

Melanie Matthews has been involved in the art world since studying painting and drawing at Concordia University, where she earned a B.F.A. (with distinction) in studio art. Melanie splits her time between her prolific personal art practice and an ever-expanding teaching schedule. Melanie is a Working Artist for the Province of Quebec for Golden Paints and has been invited to lecture, give workshops and teach classes at many venues and art organizations throughout Quebec, and for the Canadian Society of Artists, on widely ranging topics within the scope of acrylic practices.

www.melaniematthews.ca

General public: $250
VIP: $225

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Thursday, September 6 2018
09:30 - 12:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Introduction to Watercolour

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Explore the beauty and subtlety of watercolour, which can be surprisingly powerful, depending on how you handle it! Different approaches will provide you with a solid base in this incredibly versatile medium. 

Instructor: Mary Hayes, artist and art educator

Mary Hayes has been teaching painting and drawing techniques for over fifteen years. In addition to several solo exhibitions, she has participated in group exhibitions in Quebec, Canada and the United States. Her work can be found in several public and private collections.   

www.maryhayes.ca

Materials

– Papers:
– Warm-up paper (i.e. Bristol or sketching paper)
– 1 large sheet of good quality watercolour paper per week, minimum (Arches, Saunders’ Waterford, Winsor & Newton, Fabriano) 
– HB Pencil
– Eraser
– Medium-sized brushes (e.g. Chinese “Noble” brushes with bamboo handles):
– Flat watercolour brush, 1.5 in. 
– Round watercolour brush, 0.5 cm min.
– Tape: painter’s (green), masking or butcher’s (optional)
– Viewfinder
– 2 colours minimum, your choice of these basic colours (Stevenson, Holbien, M Graham, Winsor & Newton):

– Cadmium red light 
– Quinacridone red or alizarine crimson
– Cadmium yellow light or lemon yellow
– Cadmium yellow medium 
– Ultramarine blue
– Cerulean blue or phthalo blue 
– Burnt umber or raw umber

All suggested materials will be discussed. Extra materials available the first day.

General public: $250
VIP: $225

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Friday, September 7 2018
00:00 - 03:00
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 3h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Drawing Fundamentals

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Friday, September 7, 14, 21, 28 and October 5
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of putting pencil to paper to reproduce what’s in front of your eyes. Develop your sense of observation and learn the techniques of line, light and shadow, cross-hatching and other essential skills to record what’s around you in expressive fashion.

Instructor: Areg Elibekian, artist and art educator

Born in Yerevan, Armenia, in 1970, Areg Elibekian graduated from the Yerevan Institute of Drama and Fine 

Arts, in 1992, and has made Montreal his home for the past twenty-five years. Areg is the third generation of the Elibekian painting dynasty. He has exhibited his works in Armenia, Lebanon, France, Quebec and the United States.

www.elibekian.com

Materials 
– Canson sketchbook, 160 g, 60 sheets, 9 x 12 in.
– Set of Graphitint pencils, or similar 
– Erasers

General public: $250
VIP: $225

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Sunday, September 9 2018
09:30 - 15:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Duration : 6h
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Observational Drawing and the Sketchbook

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, September 8 and 9
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Suzanne Bellefeuille, artist and art educator

Suzanne Bellefeuille has university diplomas in law, visual arts and art therapy. She has exhibited at the TOHU and is founder of the Coop Lezarts, which won a Canadian architecture award. Over the fifteen years she has been offering drawing and creative arts workshops, Suzanne has refined her approach to helping adults reawaken their innate creative impulses while enjoying themselves immensely.  

Materials
– Sketchpad, your choice of size (min. 90 lbs for water techniques)
– Mechanical pencil, or pencil with pencil sharpener: H, HB or 2B
– Fine-point black permanent marker (e.g. Pilot, Faber Kastell, Staedler, Pigma)
– Waterbrush, your choice of size (small, medium or large)
– Box of watercolour palettes
– Paper towel or rag 
– Optional: your favourite pencils, colour pencils (watercolours or other), some markers, etc.

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Inscription et paiement en ligne 
https://www.mbam.qc.ca/achats-en-ligne/cours-et-ateliers/

Refund policy

Cancellations made seven (7) business days or more before the first class for which you registered will be refunded in full, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be granted for cancellations made less than seven (7) business days before the activity begins, unless the cancellation is made for medical reasons, in which case a doctor’s note is required and fees will be refunded in full.

Sunday, September 30 2018
09:30
Meeting point : Groups entrance – 2200 Crescent Street
Bilingual
Museum’s School of Art
Manuscript Illumination: Symbols and Creative Methods

Welcome to Museum’s School of Art

Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

NOTE: In connection with Resplendent Illuminations: Books of Hours from the 13th to the 16th Century in Quebec Collections

Discover a little known and fascinating art form in this workshop designed for all. 

Following an overview of the history of illuminated manuscripts, in connection with the Museum’s temporary exhibition Resplendent Illuminations: Books of Hours from the 13th to the 16th Century in Quebec Collections, you will be invited to create a small illumination inspired by the Insular manuscripts from England, Scotland and Ireland dating to the early Middle Age. The steps to its completion will follow those used in the scriptoriums of the time. You will explore such concepts as iconography, as well as image transfer, composition, layout and colour harmony, and learn the technique of painting in gouache, including egg tempera. The workshop will conclude with a demonstration of the application of gold leaf.  

Instructor: Marie-Louise Pépin, artist and art educator

Marie Louise Pépin taught visual arts and art history at the Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne in Montreal for many years. As an artist, she has long been interested in the technique of illumination, particularly the insular manuscripts of the Early Middle Ages. A keen promoter of international education, in 2004, she founded a major collaboration focussed on artistic exchanges between Quebec and Cuba, specifically the Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne and the Academia de Artes Plásticas El Alba in Holguín. Numerous projects arose from this partnership, including three major exhibitions presented in the Michel de la Chenelière Educational Spaces at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition International Postal Art, presented in 2014 and featuring more than 1,300 works from twelve countries, was the culmination of this collaboration. 

Materials 

Basic supplies such as pencils, some drawing materials, brushes and papers will be supplied by the Museum. A few acrylic paint colours and watercolours (student quality) are available in case of emergency. However, you must buy your own specialized materials, quality papers and paint surfaces, as required for your workshop. 

General public: $190
VIP: $171 

Online registration and payment
https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/shop-online/courses-workshops/