For full details of Cultural Centre programming, see:
- The Physical Activities and Cultural Activities sections of the Leisure Guide for workshops
- Culture Notes or the Events Calendar for the performing arts and special events
Register by going to the Registration page.
Descriptions of cultural workshops are found on the Leisure Guide.
Activities for parents and families
- Karibou – Motor Skill Activities for 1- to 5-Year-Olds
- Mom and baby yoga
- Cardio with stroller
- Yoga kids
- Dance and movement
- Creative dance
- Circus and trapeze
Activities for adults and seniors
- Modern line dancing
- Ballroom dancing
- Belly dancing – Oriental dance
- Fitness belly dancing
- Argentine tango
- Classical ballet
- Zumba® fitness
- Low impact cardio and toning
- Fusion fitness
- Essentrics – Classical stretching
- Relaxing flow yoga
- Easy yoga for seniors
- Chair yoga and meditation for seniors
- Hatha yoga
- Gentle hatha yoga
- Yoga stretching
- Prenatal yoga
- Tai Chi Chuan – Yang style
- Taoist tai chi
Activities for children, families, and the general public
- Preschool program – Learning Through Play
- Music Program Suzuki Method – Violin and Flute Workshops
- Musical Awakenings – Babies and Toddlers
- Musical Awakenings – A little Songmaking Workshop
- Guitard or Ukulele – Individual Lessons
- My beginnings in Art
- Little Artists’ Studio
- Elementary Art
- My Art Studio
- Art After School – Dual Workshop
- Spanish for Kids
- English for Kids
- Welcome to the Theatre!
Activities for adults
- Artists’ study group – Studio with a live model
- Drawing Studio
- Oil-Acrylic Painting Studio
- Artissimo – Drawing and Painting Workshop
- Mixed Media on paper
- Contemporary Figure
- Art Walks
- Pottery – Throwing
- Pottery – Handbuilding
- Stained Glass
- Spanish for Beginners
- Intermediate Spanish – Verb Conjugation
- Spanish for Beginners
- Intermediate Spanish
- Spanish Conversation
- Italian for Beginners
- Intermediate Italian
- Conversational Italian
- Intermediate German
- English for Beginners
- Intermediate English
- Digital Photography
- Introduction to Wine
- The three Bs of French Wine : Bordeaux – Bourgogne – Beaujolais
- Old World and New World
- Discover the Wines of Spain
- Quality Affordable Wines
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 and registration: 514-630-1220, extension 1774.
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.
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Tailored special projects created with our partners and community members. We work together with you to innovate and create projects adapted to your needs.
For more information, please call 514-630-1220, extension 1772, or email email@example.com.
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, Erica Jacobs-Perkins and Sylvia Niedzwiecka
Individual classes (with some group lessons)
September to May (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 and Saturday
Flute: Tuesday and Thursday
Age 4 and up
Registration at any time.
Call 514-630-1220, ext. 1777
The Pointe-Claire Artisan Show is a juried show featuring the original creations of approximately 40 carefully selected craftspeople. The Show is held at Stewart Hall, a picturesque historic mansion on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis, Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20, 2022. We invite interested artisans to submit their candidacy. Join us for a weekend filled with handmade talent and inspiration in a magnificent setting!
In light of the ongoing Covid-19 health pandemic, this year the jury and selection process for the Pointe-Claire Artisan Show will be done electronically.
Due to the limitations of an electronic judging process, no food or cosmetics will be accepted this year. (Food items, candles, soaps and personal hygiene (skincare and cosmetics) items will not be admissible this year.)
Pointe-Claire residents: $98
Each exhibitor will be allocated a 7 ft x 9 ft (or 9 ft x 7 ft) area, which will include either one long table (6 ft) and two chairs.
All applicants will be notified of the jury’s decision regarding their submission.
We invite artisans to register and submit photos of their craft in the fields below, no later than Wednesday, June 1, 2022.