Riopelle: The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures
In-class, students explore how encounters with Canada’s North and the Indigenous communities who live there shaped the imagination of famous Canadian artist Jean Paul Riopelle.
Type of activity In-class activity with a mediator Our mediators travel to many schools across Montreal: Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Côte-des-Neige–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Lachine, Lasalle, Le Sud-Ouest, Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montréal-Nord, Outremont, Plateau Mont-Royal, Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie, Saint-Laurent, Saint-Léonard, Verdun, Ville-Marie, Villeray–Saint-Michel–Parc-Extension, Côte-Saint-Luc, Hampstead, Montreal West, Town of Mount Royal and Westmount.
Virtual visit with a mediator
Exploring the territory Students will discover how Riopelle’s work was inspired by the northern landscape and wildlife.
Creative act Students will discover Riopelle’s creative process.
Encounters Students will discover how Riopelle was inspired by his encounters, particularly with Indigenous communities.
Students will explore works through observation exercises and games.
Children will explore the stencil technique through a personal creation using gouache paints.
Cardboard and scissors
A developmental learning experience
Works of art are a magnificent gateway to stimulate learning across many areas of development. Beyond artistic discoveries, children will build their understanding of the world at the Museum.
In this activity, children will specifically learn to:
Assert their personality
Build their understanding of the world
Finish a project
Exercise their sensory and motor skills
Go more in-depth
EDUCART is an interdisciplinary pedagogical tool for Quebec teachers that was designed by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Among the many works featured on this platform, we suggest you consult The Ice Canoe by Jean Paul Riopelle on the theme of territories.