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Published on August 3, 2021

Free Art Activities in Montreal Parks this Summer

Family activity A Bow to Nature. Photo MMFA, Mike Patten

The MMFA is taking its studios outside this summer! Every weekend through September 5, MMFA cultural mediators will set up their art materials in a park in the Ville-Marie Borough, where they will lead outdoor workshops for children ages 4 and up, accompanied by their parents. The aim is to introduce young children to art and stimulate their creativity.

Two creative activities are offered to participants. A Bow to Nature teaches them how to draw a landscape in dry pastels, using various works in the MMFA’s collection as inspiration, and A Portrait of Foliage and Flowers invites them to observe the surrounding vegetation and depict it in watercolour. Accessible to people with reduced mobility, these workshops are free, and all the necessary art supplies are provided.

The activities will be held every Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. (weather permitting). Registration by family bubbles will take place on-site, the day of.

A Bow to Nature:
Parc Charles-S.-Campbell | August 7 and 8

A Portrait of Foliage and Flowers:
Parc Walter-Stewart | August 14 and 15
Parc des Vétérans | August 21 and 22
Parc Médéric-Martin | August 28 and 29
Parc Toussaint-Louverture | September 4 and 5

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