Cultural Workshops at School
This component makes it possible for cultural resources (artists, writers and representatives of cultural organizations) to come into the classroom and share their creative process with the students in a workshop. It is also possible for some workshops to be carried out using videoconferencing, under certain conditions.
Role of partners
Professional artists, writers and cultural organizations are invited to share their creativity with students by presenting various works of art and by having students discover occupations related to the arts and culture in an active, participatory manner. The students take part in creative workshops that bring them into contact with the creative ideas of the invited artists, their means of expression, their language and different aspects of their craft.
- Artists work in one of the following artistic disciplines: performing arts, multidisciplinary arts, digital arts, visual arts, cinema and video, media and multimedia, craft and design, new art practices.
- Writers are identified by literary genre: comic books, storytelling, essays, youth literature, short stories, poetry, novels and drama.
- Cultural organizations work mainly in the following areas: performing arts, multidisciplinary arts, digital arts, visual arts, cultural association, cinema, media and new technologies, municipal cultural dissemination, literature and libraries, media and multimedia, new art practices, heritage, history and museology, multidisciplinary arts.
Artists, writers and representatives can help students to reflect on and discuss the processes of production, dissemination, development and innovation. During workshops with writers, students can discuss their views on the world of writing or research, learn more about language and literature, become familiar with some basic aspects of the field and participate in writing workshops. These cultural resources can contribute to the development of young people’s critical judgment and aesthetic sensibilities, help them acquire a better knowledge of themselves, others and the world, and bolster their self-esteem and sense of belonging.
Connections with the Québec Education Program
The Québec Education Program is based on the principle that students play an active role in their learning and promotes the integration of the cultural dimension into the school. Teachers must make the relevant connections between the Québec Education Program and the workshops supported by the Culture in the Schools program, particularly during the preparation and transfer-of-learning phases.