819-822-9600, ext. 2260 gallery@ubishops.ca

Artistic Break

MARCH 1-5, 2021

FREE ONLINE PROGRAMMING

*** IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DIRECTIVES ISSUED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF QUEBEC, THE IN-PERSON MARCH BREAK ART CAMP IS CANCELLED ***

In replacement of the March Break Art Camp usually held at the Foreman Art Gallery’s Community ArtLab, we are offering this year a free virtual programming of daily creative workshops for children aged 6 to 12

On the first week of March, a new pre-recorded video will be posted here every day and will remain available all week, allowing kids to schedule their Artistic Break at a time of their choosing. Considering the challenges of doing creative workshops from home, we make a conscious effort of using easy-to-find natural and recycled materials. We also invite kids to be creative and adapt the workshops to fit the materials they have on hand!

Bilingual programming with 2 videos in English and 3 in French

Scroll down for details about theme, workshops and lists of required materials

Send us images of your creations to be uploaded below

THEME OF THE WEEK: OBSERVING & CARING FOR THE EARTH

Since 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated every year around April 22nd to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year, the ArtLab draws inspiration from the world’s largest environmental movement to design an Artistic  Break dedicated to observing and caring for the natural world.

Each day during Spring Break, kids are invited to follow our educator Lily in the creation of a fun art project relating to the fauna and flora that surround us by using recycled and natural materials. 

Once they are done, participants can send us pictures of their creations so we can share them below!

schedule

Visit this webpage every morning at 9 a.m. during Spring Break (March 1-5, 2021) to discover a new creative workshop, presented as part of our Artistic Break.

All pre-recorded videos will remain available for the whole week, allowing kids to complete the workshops at a time of their choosing.

DAILY WORKSHOPS AND REQUIRED MATERIALS

MONDAY | JUMELLES EN CARTON (FR)

Commençons la semaine en donnant une deuxième vie à l’un des objets les plus communs dans le bac de recyclage: les rouleaux de papier de toilette! Cet atelier propose de les transformer en une paire de jumelles que vous pourrez utiliser pour observer le monde qui vous entoure.

Inspirez-vous du travail de l’artiste britannique spécialiste du papier Jennifer Collier.

MATERIALS

– 2 rouleaux de papier de toilette vides
– Ficelle ou corde au choix
– Carton ou papier coloré
– Ruban adhésif
– Ciseaux
– Règle

* Alternatif : crayons, collants ou éléments décoratifs au choix

TUESDAY | TERRARIUM (EN)

Create your own little precious world inside a glass jar using natural materials you can find outside. Before you start, think about the things that you want to take care of and find little objects that represent them to place in your terrarium.

Draw inspiration from Daniel Corbeil’s Dôme Terrarium (2015-16) presented at the Foreman Art Gallery back in 2018.

MATERIALS

– Glass jar
– Natural materials: rocks and pebbles, moss, small branches, fir and pine tree growth, pine cones, bark ends, dried flowers, etc.
– Exacto knife or scissors
– Figurines and small objects that represent all the little things you want to take care of

WEDNESDAY | CABANE ET MANGEOIRE D’OISEAUX (FR)

Aujourd’hui, Lily nous montre comment fabriquer une cabane et mangeoire pour les oiseaux à partir d’un carton de lait. Une fois terminée, vous pouvez l’accrocher dans la cour à un endroit qui vous permettra d’observer les oiseaux qui y trouveront refuge et nourriture.

Découvrez l’installation de cabanes d’oiseaux de l’artiste Sherbrookois Ultra NAN dans laquelle résonne les mots du poête local Frank Poule.

MATERIALS

– Carton de lait
– Ficelle
– Ciseaux ou exacto
– Règle
– Peinture
– Pinceaux
– Petites branches

* Alternatif *
– Fusil à colle chaude
– Graines pour oiseaux

THURSDAY | PLASTIC FISH (EN)

One of the most threatening and widely spread materials in terms of water pollution is plastic, so let’s reuse empty plastic water bottles to make little fishes. You can find inspiration in Quebec’s rivers and create a rainbow trout, a yellow pike or a brown bullhead.

Have a look at this public art installation standing on Botafogo beaach in Brazil and made out of hundreds of discarded plastic bottles.

MATERIALS

– Plastic water bottle
– Paint
– Paintbrush
– Scissors or exacto knife

*Alternative:
– Branch and string if you wish to hang your fish
– Googly eyes and other decorative elements

FRIDAY | JOURNAL DE BORD (FR)

Terminons notre Relâche Artistique avec la fabrication d’un petit livre qui servira à prendre note de vos observations du monde naturel. Vous pourrez ensuite remplir les pages d’histoires mettant en scène des oiseaux, des poissons et toutes les créatures qui peuplent votre terrarium.

Faites comme l’artiste canadien Bill Burns et combinez des techniques de dessin et d’écriture sur les pages de votre journal de bord.

 

MATERIALS

– Papier (feuille 8 ½ par 11)
– Ciseaux ou exacto
– Règle

* Alternatif:
– Ruban décoratif
– Crayons et autres matériaux artistiques qui serviront à remplir les pages de votre livre une fois terminé

Need more information?

Feel free to email us at artlab@ubishops.ca or call us at 819-822-9600 ext. 2279