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Let Centre d’exposition L’Imagier come to you for a unique educational workshop!

Introduction to contemporary art and creation

Our workshops are led by a professional facilitator and include:

  • Visual presentation of contemporary artistic practices
  • Educational games to promote observation and understanding
  • Creating a work of art

Imaginary landscapes

Mathieu Cardin, Le Simulacre est vrai / Reality Sucks, Centre d'exposition L'Imagier, 2014.
Mathieu Cardin, Le Simulacre est vrai / Reality Sucks, Centre d’exposition L’Imagier, 2014.

Mathieu Cardin

Students will create a montage, drawing on Mathieu Cardin’s installation, while exploring the concepts of perception and points of view. Workshop participants will each be given a box that they will turn into a 3D landscape-frame. By probing the concepts of spatial organization, students will be encouraged to challenge how they see the world.

Schedule

Workshop duration: 1.5 hours, including presentation and creation

This workshop is for

Grades 3 to 6 (Quebec elementary cycles two and three)

Overall Workshop Objectives

Activate students’ creative thinking and critical eye

Help them organize their thoughts and communicate them effectively

Birds on a Wire

Sofian Audry, Claudette Lemay, Samuel St-Aubin, Réencodage, Centre d'exposition L'Imagier, 2014.
Sofian Audry, Claudette Lemay, Samuel St-Aubin, Réencodage, Centre d’exposition L’Imagier, 2014.

Re-encoding

Students will create a mobile incorporating LED (light-emitting diode) light bulbs, drawing on the works from the Réencodages / Re-encodings exhibition, while learning about the concept of digital art. Workshop participants will be asked to create birds from modelling clay and feathers. They will then incorporate battery-operated light bulbs into their birds. Students will have the opportunity to create their own technological mobile while considering the artistic possibilities of technology.

Schedule

Workshop duration: 1.5 hours, including presentation and creation

This workshop is for

Preschool and grades 1 and 2 (Quebec cycle one)

Overall Workshop Objectives

Communicating how we see the world through artistic creation

Me and My Family

Myriam Jacod-Allard, Maman(s), Centre d'exposition L'Imagier, 2015.
Myriam Jacod-Allard, Maman(s), Centre d’exposition L’Imagier, 2015.

Myriam Jacob-Allard

Students will create a box based on artist Myriam Jacob-Allard’s light boxes, while thinking about the concept of family. Workshop participants will each receive a cardboard box to decorate. They will then be given a sheet of acetate painted in black gouache. By scratching the paint, students can create a portrait of one or more members of their family. They can then put it all together, incorporating LED light bulbs to complete their project.

Schedule

Workshop duration: 1.5 hours, including presentation and creation

This workshop is for

All grade levels

Overall Workshop Objectives

Broaden students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary art

Give shape to students’ identity

The Artist Bot

Karina Smigla-Bobinski, ADA, variable dimensions, 2010, PVC balloon, helium, charcoal sticksPhotos: Caitlind r.c. Brown and Karina Smigla-Bobinski
Karina Smigla-Bobinski, ADA, variable dimensions, 2010, PVC balloon, helium, charcoal sticks Photos: Caitlind r.c. Brown and Karina Smigla-Bobinski

Karina Smigla-Bobinski

A Drawing Bot

Students will create a drawing using a ‘bot that they will make themselves, drawing inspiration from artists working with the concept of randomness. It is an opportunity for them to further develop their understanding of controlled and uncontrolled gestures as they learn about colour combinations.

Workshop participants will be given a plastic cup and coloured pencils as well as a motor to drive the assembly. Following the assembly process, students will be encouraged to try out different aesthetic production possibilities with their “bots,” directly exploring the concepts seen during the artist presentation.

Schedule

Workshop duration: 1.5 hours; flexible

This workshop is for

Grades 3 to 6 (Quebec elementary cycles two and three)

Overall Workshop Objectives

Explore transforming gestures to create a unique composition

Activate students’ creative thinking and critical eye

Mission

Centre d’exposition L’Imagier is dedicated to developing an appreciation of contemporary art and promoting artistic creation through outreach, research, cultural action and education.

L’Imagier would like to thank its sponsors and partners.

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