Programming

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre offers rich, diverse programming.

  • Cultural workshops (all ages and disciplines)
  • Cultural summer day camps
  • Pre-school program
  • Cultural mediation
  • Performing arts and film (Grand Concert Series, Sunday “Rendez-Vous”, Summer Evenings in the Park Festival, Summer Beats in the Parks, Friday blues night, An Evening at the Opera)
  • Special events (Cultural “Rendez-vous”, Culture Days, Exposcience and Pointe-Claire craft show and sale)

For full details of Cultural Centre programming, see:

Registration

Register by going to the Registration page.

Cultural Workshops

Descriptions of cultural workshops are found on the following pages of the Leisure Guide.

Physical activities

Activities for children (pages 23 and 24)
  • Salsa babies
  • Mom and baby yoga
  • Baby massage
  • Baby sleep 101
  • Yoga kids
  • Dance and movement
  • Creative dance
  • Hip hop dance
  • Multi dance
Activities for adults and seniors (pages 25 and 26)
  • Dance fitness
  • Classical ballet
  • Modern line dancing
  • Fitness belly dancing
  • Belly dancing (Oriental dance)
  • Multi-dance
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Essentrics: classical stretching
  • Pilates
  • Bellyfit
  • Zumba® fitness
  • Latin cardio
  • Prenatal yoga
  • Yoga stretching
  • Easy yoga for seniors
  • Chair yoga and meditation
  • Gentle hatha yoga
  • Hatha yoga
  • Tai chi chuan –Yang style
  • Taoist tai chi

Cultural activities

Activities for children, families, and the general public (pages 28 and 31)
  • Art after school – dual worksho
  • My art studio
  • My beginnings in art
  • Little artists’ studio
  • Guitar
  • Musical awakenings: La petite fabrique à chansons
  • Spanish for kids
  • Baby sign language

Entertainment

Activities for teenagers
  • Chess workshop (page 32)
  • Learn how to draw comics (page 34)
Activities for adults: Art (page 36)
  • Artists’ study group with a live model
  • Painting studio
  • Advanced oil painting studio
  • Drawing studio
  • Artissimo: drawing and painting workshop
  • Contemporary painting
  • Pastel
  • Watercolours
Digital photography (pages 37 and 38)
  • Digital photography 101: getting started
  • Digital photography 201: taking creative control
  • Digital photography 301: composition and techniques for stunning images
  • Digital photography 401: from capture to print
  • Flash photography and artificial lighting
  • Travel photography: tips and tricks for great photos
Music (page 38)
  • Guitar
Crafts (page 38)
  • Soapstone carving
  • Pottery – throwing
  • Pottery – handbuilding
  • Stained glass
  • Bobbin lace making
Languages, culture and genealogy (pages 41 and 42)
  • Spanish for beginners
  • Spanish for intermediates
  • Advanced Spanish: Los encuentros hispánicos del norte
  • Conversational French
  • Italian for travellers
  • Italian literature and cinema
Tatsing (page 46)
  • Exploring beer styles: Belgian beer
  • Exploring beer styles: Quebec microbreweries
  • Exploring beer styles: summer beer
  • Introduction to wine tasting
  • Wine: discover Spanish wines – Rioja, Tempranillo and more
  • Wine: discover the wines of New Zealand
  • Wine: a journey through the Loire Valley

Pre-school: Learning through play!

A unique pre-school cultural development program for children aged 3 to 5.

Through arts and crafts, music, drama, dance and creative games, your child will develop his or her creativity, self-esteem, imagination and motor skills in a bilingual environment.


Schedule

Monday to Thursday: 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Mid-September to mid-May

A fun and creative lunch program is also offered between 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Space is limited.


Workshops

Arts and crafts
Monday to Friday

The teacher suggests various projects to the children that involve safe and stimulating materials: finger paints, clay, plaster, paper mâché, felt, modelling clay, etc.

Arts and crafts are an opportunity for children to discover shapes and colours. Children also work on their fine motor skills while developing their creativity. This programming includes 3D projects, individual projects, large murals and group models.


Music
Mondays and Tuesdays

The teacher sings songs with the children that get them moving. A large collection of percussion instruments are also used for children to learn musical rhythm and notes.

Music helps children express their emotions and develop their language and social skills through group musical games. They will also discover a variety of musical styles and learn to recognize sounds from different musical instruments.


Drama
Mondays and Tuesdays

The teacher leads the children in role-playing games, storytelling and making up stories. Children learn to mime situations and show emotions while having fun and showing respect.

Drama helps children express themselves with their bodies, facial expressions and words. They discover other facets of their personality and have fun pretending to be different characters. Several props are also used to stimulate their imagination and change their “look.”


Dance
Wednesdays and Thursdays

The teacher explores creative movement with the children as the ideal prelude to the different types of dance. Several musical styles, including classical, pop, traditional, world music and other styles, are used. Children are sometimes guided in their dancing, but sometimes are not so they can let the music guide them and let their imagination soar.

Dance helps children feel comfortable with their bodies. The variety of activities, role-playing games and other games help them develop overall motor skills. Materials are also used to help get them moving, like a tunnel, exercise balls, circuits to help them develop their balance, and hula-hoops.


Creative games
Wednesdays and Thursdays

The teacher shows the children how fun it is to play together, cooperate, compete and discover a wealth of practical information (numbers, letters, seasons, etc.).

Creative games prepare children for the grown-up world and expose them to the fun of learning about various subjects, such as reading, the library, geography, the environment, cooking, science and astronomy. The activities help them expand their horizons by exposing them to a second language, improving their vocabulary, peaking their interest in science experiments and getting them to cooperate and share. A short period of free play takes place after this workshop.


Information

For more information or to make a reservation for our Open House at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 for the 2017-2018 season, please call 514-630-1220, extension 1774.

 

Cultural mediation

Cultural mediation is a program designed to strengthen the bond between Pointe-Claire residents and art as well as provide access to art and culture to as many people as possible.


Pre-school and school programs

Programs for daycares, school groups and young homeschoolers. Children discover artistic and cultural practices through a show, a concert, a workshop or by visiting an exhibit.

Special projects

Tailored special projects created with our partners and community members. We work together with you to innovate and create projects adapted to your needs.


Information

For more information on cultural mediation, please call 514-630-1220, extension 1772, or email julie.paquin@pointe-claire.ca.

 

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Information

For more information, please call 514-630-1220 or email us at stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

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