Teens invited to enjoy a free art studio at the museum

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has dedicated a space for young people to try out paints, felt pens, clay, cameras, as well as computers and projectors

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Teens who have an interest in art and would like to meet others with similar interests can take advantage of a new space that was created at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). Free of charge, the WKSHP15-20 studio is open Wednesdays and Sundays and welcomes those who would like to socialize, relax and express themselves in an informal setting (no art experience required).

This multi-purpose space, nestled in the Michel de la Chenelière International Atelier for Education and Art Therapy, allows visitors to explore a range of mediums, including fine arts, photography and audiovisual creation.

Materials will be provided such as paints, felt pens, clay, various supports, screen-printing units, cameras as well as digital tools like computers, printers, projectors, green screens, and more. There will also be a lounge area and display surfaces to exhibit artwork.

The idea for this new space was conceived by the museum in collaboration with its youth committee and community partners. Thomas Bastien, the museum’s director of education and well-being, said it was time to offer this age group their own programming and a space where they can assert themselves in an open-minded ambiance.

The studio is located at 2200 Crescent St. and the opening hours are Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 pm.

For more information, visit mbam.qc.ca.