Without lifting a brush or touching a canvas, three magical mornings have emerged as a work of art in their own right for the children of Breakfast Club of Canada.
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Breakfast Club of Canada have invited close to 100 students from the Saint-Zotique, Saint-François-D’Assise and Cardinal-Léger schools to take part in the “Je suis l’artiste de ma vie” project, which gives children access to a unique cultural and artistic experience and encourages them to build their self-esteem.
Transformation is the central theme of this project. The goal is to make children feel a sense of accomplishment through a meaningful creative project and to have them contemplate the transformative power of art.
Preparatory morning visits in each school are organized by Patricia Boyer, Educational Programs Officer at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and the Club’s own Cathia Riopel. They get the children ready for what they will experience in the Museum, acquaint them with what art is, what it does and what it means, and ask them if they think art needs to look “good” to be “good”? They encourage the children to then see their own lives and dreams as a work of art, and themselves as the artists. These questions are meant to give them food for thought and expand their minds.
A free visit to the Museum and a creative art workshop on Friday, April 3, is included in the program.
A family event at the Museum will follow on Saturday, April 25. Parents, partners and donors are invited to a vernissage, where the children will present their work. Participating families will also receive a complimentary pass to visit the Museum’s collections.