Workshops for Teachers

9:00 – 10:15 Art in all Subjects with EDUCART
Thibault Zimmer, Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal

EDUCART can motivate teachers to create and publish their own multi/interdisciplinary LES. The model is based on 3 axes : Subject, theme, and a work of art, and comes with lesson plans and projects in different subject areas. Each work is created with the QEP as a guideline and special consideration is aimed toward the application of knowledge competencies, cross-curricular competencies and broad area of learning –

10:30 – 11:45 The 30 Days of Art Challenge

Participating in the Arts is a means to experience the world, to think deeply and to be fully human. Research shows that it also improves school performance (Hattie 2009)! The 30 Days of Art challenge is an easy and fun programme for elementary schools, designed to get kids engaged in the arts every day. During the challenge, students do an art activity per day for 30 days and record their participation on the log sheet provided. Participants will come away with a full colour classroom poster and a student log sheet master. More materials are also available online at

12:15 – 1:30 Integrating Character Masks (Commedia Dell’Arte) in Drama Class
Nicolas Doyon

Why do student actors generally find it inhibiting to create, interpret and sustain believable characters? Is it because we put all the emphasis on making sure they recite their lines “properly”? Character masks – found in the world of Commedia Dell’Arte – allow students to explore the physical dimensions of character building before they are introduced to the actual text. In addition, they offer physical models on how to interpret each specific character effectively while considering motive and social status.

1:45 – 3:00 Appreciation Across the Arts
MAD2 Members

Appreciating works of art, across all arts, is a way to access greater awareness about the world, deeper connection with emotions and an understanding of the self. This workshop aims to demystify the Appreciation competency at both elementary and high school levels. Participants will explore various appreciation resources and approaches and will discuss ways of engaging students in an ongoing and deepening appreciation process.