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December 2017

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS, Featured Exhibitions

December 9, 2017 - November 18, 2019

The Art of Canada: Director’s Cut

Ian Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, is delving deep into the gallery’s vaults to make a very personal selection of works of art for his first curated show since taking the reins of the gallery. Dejardin promises many classic favourites, but also some that have been rarely seen, and some that might surprise even an audience familiar with Canadian art. This exhibition will showcase the beauty, diversity, and artistry of the art of Canada.

November 2018

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

November 10, 2018 - February 18, 2019

Stephen Andrews: Aftermath

This exhibition will focus on Stephen Andrews’ works responding to images of war and prisoners of war, exploring the way in which we experience such imagery through the media. Andrews’ works, which are largely pencil crayon on paper, subtly interpret the omissions and misinterpretations of war imagery, with many images culled from unofficial soldiers’ blogs and other online platforms.

January 2019

SATURDAY ART CLASSES

Jan 12 - Mar 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Saturdays at the McMichael (SAM): Children’s Art Classes

These popular art classes offer a creative exploration of various art mediums, encourage skill development while cultivating art appreciation, and introduce children to Canadian art through in-gallery activities.

$159 - $199
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February 2019

Adult, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Feb 5 - Apr 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 2, 2019

Painting Studio

Topics covered include mastering perspective, reflections in water, patterns, texture, skies and clouds, dramatic light, depth and negative space, with special attention given to basic drawing techniques such as composition, colour, texture, and effective brushstrokes.

$287 - $359
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UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Feb 16 - May 12

Françoise Sullivan

This retrospective exhibition highlights the key role of artist Françoise Sullivan in the history of modern and contemporary art in Québec. The exhibition, which includes over 50 works of art, will feature a diverse mix of painting, sculpture, video, costume and archival materials.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Rita Letendre turned 90 this fall, and she remains one of the leading abstract artists in Canada, and a legendary icon for women artists. She is best known for her hard-edge abstract works from the 60s and 70s, some of which were presented as epic wall murals in public locations in Toronto.

FAMILY DAYS, FEATURED EVENTS

Coinciding with the end of the Winter Carnival in Quebec City, this festival will offer art and dance activities for the whole family, celebrating the art of Françoise Sullivan's and the francophone culture.

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, TALKS AND LECTURES

Join McMichael Senior Educator, Lisa Laurin, in an exploration of the multidisciplinary practice of Francoise Sullivan whose major impact on Quebec and Canadian culture is fully recognized in this new exhibition.

Free
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Adult, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS, STUDIO

Feb 27 - Mar 1

Pastel Mastery

Participants begin this workshop by studying application techniques and playing with colour. In studying the work of other pastelists, participants will learn how each method of application can be used effectively and creatively. Student will study colour theory, studying value, and temperature, and how this relates to landscape, still life, and other subjects/modes of expression.

$215 - $269
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March 2019

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Marie-Claire Blais (b. 1974, Lévis) is a leading light of contemporary art in Montreal, yet until now her work has not been presented in a major Canadian museum. Blais extends the language of abstraction into the contemporary movement, painting on canvas and then cutting, shredding and unraveling the painting surface to produce subtle works that hover between sculpture and painting.

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, TALKS AND LECTURES

Go in-depth into the first solo exhibition of this leading contemporary Quebec artist with Alexandra Beneteau, an artist and senior educator at the McMichael.

Free
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FAMILY DAYS

Mar 10 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

March Break Family Sunday

Kick off March Break with fun for the whole family! Enjoy bilingual storytelling, family tours, and drop in art workshops.

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Art Explorers March Break Camp

Mar 11 - Mar 15
10365 Islington Ave
Kleinburg, Ontario L0J1C0 Canada
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This innovative week-long camp will inspire children to try fun, interesting techniques in-studio while creating paintings, drawings, prints and more. Campers will experience The Art of Canada* while exploring its landscape.

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ARTVENTURE CAMP

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Mar 14 - Mar 15

Digital Photography

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Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, SIGNATURE PERFORMANCE SERIES

Celebrate St. Patrick Day with Tony McManus , a guitar virtuoso whose work both as a guitarist and as a composer has come to represent Celtic music in the guitar world. McManus tours extensively in Europe, the UK, Australia and North America and is a recipient of several festival awards. Registration required.

$10 - $39
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April 2019

MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Apr 13 @ 10:00 am - Apr 14 @ 4:30 pm

Pastel Underpainting

Student will explore the diverse functions of underpainting, with an emphasis on the use of the technique to extend the value of range in artwork. Renowned artist Margaret Ferraro will demonstrate the underpainting process step-by-step, guiding students through the entire process while incorporating students’ personal choices.

$143 - $179
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Adult, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS, Upcoming Event

Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm - Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Painting Studio

Artist Andrew Sookrah will offer instruction to artists working to refine their technique in the subjects and styles of their choice. He will conduct demonstrations in watercolours, water-mixable oils and acrylics, offering solutions where artists require help.

$359 - $449
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MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Apr 27 @ 10:00 am - Apr 28 @ 4:30 pm

Colour Exploration Watercolour Painting

Explore essential watercolour techniques and embark on perception exercises that will enhance one’s way of seeing. This Masterclass encourages participants to paint directly from nature and interpret photographic references.

$143 - $179
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May 2019

Adult, FEATURED EVENTS, TALKS AND LECTURES

One of the Quebec pioneers of abstraction, Rita Letendre’s early canvases in sulphuric shades of black, red, orange and yellow evoke a volcanic female force.

Free
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July 2019

Adult, MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS, STUDIO

Saturday, July 20 to Sunday, July 21,…

$143 - $179
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