SCHOOL GROUP VISITS: PRIMARY, SECONDARY AND POST-SECONDARY
School group visits and creative workshops at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke are designed in accordance with the educational programs of Quebec schools. The goal is to develop an individual culture and critical mind in pupils and students through an encounter with the artworks on exhibit. School group visits take place during the school week, Tuesdays to Fridays between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
This year, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke (MBAS) is offering a bold educational experience conceived to enrich each pupil’s individual culture and critical mind. The specific programs, ranging from pre-school to post-secondary, are made up of a guided tour and a creative workshop, enabling participants to explore the various facets of the exhibitions presented at the MBAS.
With its expertise in museum education and cultural outreach, our outreach team will adapt your visit to the realities of your group.
The MBAS has developed an outreach philosophy based on the principal of non-formal education: themes are chosen in response to the needs and interests of the group in question and grant a degree of freedom to the pupil in the course of their visit. Our exhibitions provide numerous opportunities to address topics in current affairs or to engage in discussions around society, the arts, ecology and even politics and beyond!
Among the variety of our educational activities you will find the “classical” visit-workshop, which changes with the rotation of temporary exhibitions.
This autumn will feature an exhibition of the work of the Indigenous artist Skawennati, Teiakwanahstahsontéhrha’ We Extend the Rafters, the guided tour for which includes a short virtual reality film, an exploration of a longhouse and a fun game about time.
This winter, the captivating exhibition Jérémie Saint-Pierre: Magnificent Desolation will invite young people to enter an installation whose floor is made of memory foam!
Finally, in time for the end of the school year, we will host your classes during the exhibition Retrospective: Doucet-Saito, featuring the work of artists working in sculpture, an art form which pupils can explore in a workshop in which they will create a clay sculpture.
An outdoor walk organized around the Parcours Photo Sherbrooke exhibition is offered year round and is sure to please groups full of energy!
On behalf of the education team of the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke we extend our wishes for a school year full of cultural and artistic discoveries. We’re already anxious to greet you.
Download our programming in PDF format.
|Pre-school to 1st cycle
|Elementary (2nd and 3rd cycles)
|Secondary (all cycles)
Prices exclude taxes. The thematic visit can be accompanied by a creation workshop (+ $30 per group).
Groups are made up of a minimum of 15 participants. Visits vary according to the current exhibition are approximately 45 minutes in length (from 60 to 90 minutes with the creation workshop).
A minimum of 15 people will be billed.
Please note that it is not possible to eat snacks at the MBAS
Culture at School program – Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur
The Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke is registered in the culture-education directory. Teachers may be able to obtain financial assistance for visits to the MBAS by contacting their school services centre.
Cultural Development Support program – City of Sherbrooke
By request, the Sherbrooke region school services centre (CSSRS) and the City of Sherbrooke will reimburse transportation and admission costs for eligible organizations.
When making a reservation, it is important to mention the following:
Your choice of program
The date and time you wish to visit
The name of your school
The name of the person in charge of your group (teacher, chaperone)
The group’s level
The estimated number of students
Your e-mail address for invoicing
Any specific requests (English- or Spanish-language visit, special activities, etc.)
We also offer visits adapted to people with special needs: new arrivals and people with a mental deficiency or visual or auditory impairment. The staff of the Musée will be pleased to welcome you and to meet your needs; please do not hesitate to communicate any special need to us.