Photo: Emily Gan
The Education Department offers creative activities and accompanying resources on site and online. Creative activities are designed by local artists. We also offer an Activity Kit for families and elementary schools. Our Movements resource offers articles, exploration questions and video clips on key themes related to the current exhibition.
Creative Activity | Activity Kit | Movements | Audio Guide | Traces
The creative activity is a component of our public engagement projects, which are opportunities to get acquainted with the work of Montréal-based artists whose themes resonate with our exhibitions. This activity lasts 30 to 45 minutes, and can be done on site after a group visit or in class. It is designed for all audiences.
Previous creative activities include, among others, sound/image improvisations, cyanotypes, and textile-based collage.
Demotivational Poster Making Workshop
Many people are familiar with the laminated posters that have decorated office spaces since the 1980s: a kitsch image, a common value written in capital letters, an “enlightening” quote from a scientist or politician—all meant to motivate, inspire, and improve employees’ performance at work. But what if a poster encouraged us to let go, relax, rest, and do less?
During this creative activity offered by the PHI Foundation’s educators, participants are invited to make their own demotivational posters.
This workshop is part of The Bureau of Noncompetitive Research, a public engagement project by the artist collective of the same name. This project is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rirkrit Tiravanija: JOUEZ/PLAY.
This activity kit is addressed to children, youths, and the adults in their lives. It offers explorations of the artworks in our current exhibitions, as well as creative activities. It can be used as a family, in school, or as a community group.
Traces is a public activity created in response to each of the Foundation’s exhibitions, inviting the public to create a short gesture in response to the works presented. The public’s interventions are intended to accumulate over time, bearing the trace of a collective reflection.