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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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.
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.
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.
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.
PATHWAYS // PASSAGES – Exploring Healing and Recovery with Elise Legrand
Contribute to the collaborative project Pathways // Passages, led by local dancer and choreograpger Elise Legrand, by answering a series of questions about your own experience(s) regarding healing and recovery.
PRESENTATION OF THE CLEARING
Jose Luis Torres’ public art installation at Square Queen in Lennoxville.
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.
DAY CAMPS FOR KIDS
MARCH BREAK ART CAMP 2022
The Foreman Art Gallery’s March Break Art Camp returns to an in-person format this year, from February 28th to March 4th. Inspired by the exhibition Les yeux dans l’eau, campers will explore daily themes regarding human and non-human relationships formed in proximity with water.
SUMMER ART CAMP 2022
Each week offers a different theme with new activities, creating a summer filled with exciting art projects. With specialized art educators, campers discover the wealth of materials and techniques used by artists.