Whether you’re an art aficionado, a crafty creator, or a nature nut, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) has an activity for you. Families ready to immerse themselves in the arts will be thrilled to hear that the MMFA is once again able to offer in-person art workshops.
Families can enjoy a variety of activities and programs for kids of all ages in the studios and connect with artists, art therapists, and fellow creative explorers.
The Art Hive
Wednesdays | 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The MMFA’s Art Hive is an interactive studio where art explorers can get creative. Everyone is welcomed as an artist, regardless of their experience. Materials are provided free of charge, and a museum mediator and an art therapist are on hand to guide participants. Go at your own pace, and enjoy the inclusive and friendly environment.
Places are limited and online reservations are required.
Parents and kids, grandparents and cousins are all welcome to participate in the hands-on activities. Every weekend, the MMFA offers two creative workshops for children accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Saturdays and Sundays
10:15 to 11:00 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to noon
Wacky Shapes, a Four-handed Workshop for ages 2 to 5
In this creative game, parents and children make cut-out shapes come to life. It’s a fun and motivating way to stimulate the imagination through play with shapes and colours.
Saturdays and Sundays
Supernatural Nature, a Creative Workshop for the Whole Family
10:30 a.m. to noon, and 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Parents and children are introduced to the expressive style of Nicolas Party by creating a landscape as a group.
Bilingual activity for children of all ages, accompanied by an adult.
Places are limited. Online reservations are required and open.
A $2 administrative fee is charged upon reservation. Free for Members.
Mix youth and art together and what do you get? A combination of imagination and curiosity. Developed by the MMFA, in collaboration with the Museum’s Youth Committee and various partner community organizations, WKSHP 15-20 offers young people a space to call their own. They can explore a range of artistic practices, and perhaps find a new passion. Participants can try out fine art, photography, digital art, and more. The multipurpose space is well equipped with art supplies and computer equipment for teens and young adults to express themselves.
Wednesdays 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Every other Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
An opportunity for youth aged 15 to 20 to gather as friends and create. On-site museum mediators organize inspiring themes by drawing links between selected works from the MMFA’s collection and topics affecting Generation Z.
Online creative workshops
Every other Saturday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Overseen by museum mediators from PRISM, the MMFA’s Digital Mediation Innovation Lab, these activities give youth a chance to explore their creativity through a range of digital tools.
The digital creative workshops are presented by PRISM, a project funded by the government of Quebec as part of the implementation of measure 115 of Quebec’s Plan culturel numérique. Places are limited. Online reservations required.
For a full list of activities and workshops visit mbam.qc.ca/en/whats-on
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
Main entrance: Jean-Noël Desmarais Pavilion
1380 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal