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Colours before my eyes

How do colours affect me? What effect do they have on how I see a work? By means of games and discussions, followed by a painting workshop, this tour will awaken children to the fascinating world of colour. Throughout it they will take part in observation and sensory activities, as well as word association games.


The class goes to the Museum.

Duration Cost
90 min $240/class*

* Subject to change


How to plan you visit

Raise students’ awareness about

  • Making connections between what they see and what they feel
  • Painting tools and techniques
Creative activity

  • Creation of an expressive abstract painting (in gouache)

Cultivating the pleasure of exploring, discovering and learning

10 to 15 min
Colour hunt
Put together three or four teams. Assign a colour to each of them. Ask them to look in the classroom for objects in that colour when the signal is given. Once everyone is back together, describe the colours: for example, dark green or light green, grass green or pine green, and so on. Encourage the students to come up with original names. Finally, have them all put everything away at the end of the activity.

Planning your visit


The group entrance is located at 2075 Bishop Street.

School bus

If you are coming by school bus, allow extra time for potential traffic congestion.

Métro station

The Museum is a 5-minute walk from the Guy-Concordia Métro station (Guy exit).

Allow sufficient time

Allow approximately 30 minutes for students to be greeted at the entrance, to go to the cloakroom and washroom, and to be divided into groups.


To facilitate movement through the galleries and ensure that everyone gets a good view of the works, each class will be divided into two subgroups composed of a maximum of 15 students (11 for preschool groups). The class will regroup afterward in the workshop, if applicable.

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