Programming

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre offers rich, diverse programming.

From June 11 to October 15, 2017, discover Geopoetics, a special program of cultural activities, lectures, exhibitions, concerts and shows presented by the City of Pointe-Claire to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. For more details, visit geopoetics.ca.

Cultural Centre regular 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 parents and kids (pages 26 and 27)
  • Mom and baby yoga
  • Yoga kids
  • Salsa babies
  • Dance and movement
  • Karibou
  • Cardio with stroller
  • Baby massage
  • Baby sleep 101
Activities for children and teens (page 27)
  • Hip hop dance
  • Multi-dance
  • Circus
  • Creative dance
Activities for adults and seniors (page 28 to 30)
  • Modern line dancing
  • Dance fitness
  • Fitness belly dancing
  • Belly dancing (oriental dance)
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Multi-dance
  • Classic ballet
  • Zumba® fitness
  • Essentrics (classical stretching)
  • Pilates
  • Body tone
  • Tai chi chuan – Yang style
  • Taoist tai chi
  • Hatha yoga
  • Yoga stretching
  • Prenatal yoga
  • Flow yoga
  • Easy yoga for seniors
  • Chair yoga and meditation
  • Gentle hatha yoga

Cultural activities

Activities for children, families, and the general public (page 32 to 34)
  • Preschool program
  • Suzuki violin and flute program
  • Learn how to draw comics
  • Art after school – Dual workshop
  • My art studio
  • My beginnings in art
  • Musical awakenings – La petite fabrique à chansons
  • Little artists’ studio
  • Family workshop – Aboriginal technologies
  • Elementary art
  • Guitar for kids – Individual lessons
  • Spanish for kids
  • Baby sign language
Activities for adults (page 38 to 48)
  • Soapstone carving
  • Pottery – Throwing
  • Pottery – Handbuilding
  • Stained glass
  • Artists’ study group – Studio with a live model
  • Drawing studio
  • Oil painting studio
  • Contemporary portraiture
  • Artissimo – Drawing and painting workshop
  • Pastel
  • Watercolours
  • Art walks
  • German for beginners
  • Spanish for beginners
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Discussions in Spanish: Mùsica en la hispanidad
  • Italian for travellers
  • Conversational Italian
  • French conversation
  • Introduction to traditional herbalism
  • Exploring beer styles: Oktoberfest
  • Exploring beer styles: Montreal microbreweries
  • Exploring beer styles: Winter beer
  • Introduction to wine tasting
  • Wine: discover the wines of Piedmont, Italy
  • Wine – Discover Chilean and Argentinian wines
  • Wine – An evening of wine and cheese
  • Wine – Quality, price, pleasure ratio

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.

Preschool program – Learning through play


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.

 

School program

School program – Fall 2017

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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.

 

Violin and flute program

Suzuki Method

Founded by Japanese musician and teacher Dr. Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method is based on the mother tongue approach: music is learned the way language is learned. Neither language nor musical abilities are inherited, and the potential of every child is unlimited. The Suzuki method aims to create a stimulating environment that will awaken a child’s desire to play an instrument. A parent’s participation is vital to the development of the child’s natural talent. Parents are asked to attend class and supervise home practice.

No musical background is necessary.

With Catherine Merklinger, Sallyee Amawat, Alexandre Desjeunes and Sylvia Niedzwiecka

Individual classes (with some group lessons)

September 2017 to May 2018 (31 sessions)
Schedule: Between 3 and 8:30 p.m. (approximately)
Duration of each session: 30 to 60 minutes depending on the child’s level.

Violin: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

Flute: Tuesday and Thursday

Violin: Ages 4 and up
Flute: Ages 4 and up
Registration at any time.
Call 514-630-1220, ext. 1749, to make an appointment.

Page 32 in the Leisure Guide

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

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