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ArtLab

The Foreman Art Gallery’s Community Art Lab (ArtLab) positions itself on the cutting edge between art, education, and community development with the goal of exploring how these worlds collide and interact with one another.

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ACTIVITIES

The Community Art Lab explores from a creative point of view the pressing social issues of our day and how these affect our direct community. It gathers individuals from the community – whether students, artists, researchers and members of the general population – and via public events, works towards stimulating an increased understanding of the visual and media arts in the City of Sherbrooke.

The satellite activities are centered around questions raised by the current exhibitions at the Foreman Art Gallery and take the form of discussion groups (broadcast through podcasting) around an artwork or a film related to the artwork, through workshops (tailor-made for different audiences), events (performances, film screenings).

Bishop’s University students will greatly contribute to the activities’ content through their participations and discussions. Through its interventions the Laboratory stimulates exchanges and discussions in order to disrupt the hierarchy of knowledge and to enrich community life.

THE SPACE

Located beneath the Foreman Art Gallery, the Community Art Laboratory’s space can accommodate groups of 20 people. Besides this space, the Laboratory appropriates community spaces (coffee shops, art centers, theatres, community centers, schools, churches) that bring to the Laboratory their own realities and functions.

Art Camps for Children

The Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop’s University offers creative days camps in a bilingual setting during spring break and summer for children aged 6 to 12.

Guided Tours

Our team is pleased to offer unique guided tours for each of the exhibitions presented at the Foreman Art Gallery. Each tour is created specifically to meet the needs and interests of your group. Tours are offered in French or in English. To complement and enhance your visit, tours can be combined with a creative workshop inspired by the exhibition.

Creative Workshops for Students

The Art Lab offers creative workshops for students throughout the semester. Come relax, chat, and create something one-of-a-kind! These low-cost workshops are open to all students. 

Online Workshops and Activities

While the ArtLab is currently limited in its ability to offer in-person cultural mediation activities and creative workshops, we are launching a series of online activites.

ONLINE WORKSHOPS AND ACTIVITIES

#1 – LIGHT UP BU!

LANTERN-MAKING WORKSHOP

The 2020-21 ArtLab intern and BU Fine Arts student Lily Rousseau has put together our first online workshop: a short  overhead video presenting simple lantern-making techniques.

#2 – Hang in there!

MASK LANYARD WORKSHOP

With the special participation of BU Fine Arts Technician Brenna Filion, this workshop demonstrates how to create practical and aesthetically pleasing lanyards for your face mask, to leave around your neck or tie to your backpack.

Schools and groups

Preschool, Elementary and Secondary School Groups 

Our education team offers creative workshops and guided tours intended for preschool, elementary and high school students.

CEGEP, University, and Other Groups

Whatever your type of group, our education team offers creative workshops and guided tours suited to all needs and levels.

SOLO VISITORS

INTERACTIVE TOURS

Want to know more about our exhibitions? Take an appointment with one of our educators to learn more about the artist(s) and their artwork! 

creative workshops

The Art Lab offers creative workshops at a low price open to the entire community. All you need to do is RSVP!

DAY CAMPS FOR KIDS

MARCH BREAK ART CAMP

This full week of art activities for children ages 6 to 12 offers boredom busters and creative learning opportunities in a bilingual environnent.  

SUMMER ART CAMP

Each week offers a new theme with new activities to pair, creating a summer filled exciting art projects.