Imagine that you sneak into the museum at night, all alone, to look at works of art, each more mysterious, funny and intriguing than the last ... You discover paintings, sculptures and installations by contemporary Canadian artists. You’re invited to write down your impressions on the spot, by answering poetic questions that spark your awareness, your powers of observation, but also your imagination. What does this work dream of? What is it celebrating? What has it just seen or heard?
Inspired by interdisciplinary artist Karine Sauvé’s approach to the various iterations of Chansons pour le musée (podcast, music recording, stage show), this spontaneous writing and art appreciation workshop is an introduction to contemporary art.
Appreciate and interpret works of art.
Develop and communicate ideas, inner images, feelings and emotions about artistic productions.
Appreciate elements of your own written work and that of your fellow students, and share them verbally.
Your donations through the NAC's National Youth and Education Trust help the NAC provide learning and engagement opportunities for all — from young children in the classroom, to pre-professional artists, to the lifelong learner.
Learning and engagement at Canada’s National Arts Centre is made possible through the support of many generous individuals and organizations from across the country. The Music Alive Program is made possible thanks to the leadership support of National Partner, The Azrieli Foundation, and Major Supporters, The Slaight Family Foundation and TD Bank Group. Thank you also to Grant and Alice Burton, Canada Life, A Donor-Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Ottawa, Friends of the NAC Orchestra, Donors to the NAC Foundation's Future Fund, The Janice and Earle O’Born Fund for Artistic Excellence, and the donors and sponsors of the NAC’s National Youth and Education Trust, the primary resource for youth and education funding at the National Arts Centre.