For more than 30 years, the Maison des arts de Laval has been our city’s go-to place for artistic, musical and cultural events for patrons of all ages. As part of their official mission, the MDA has created many opportunities for youth education in the arts. If you’re looking for an artistic activity to do with the family this spring, look no further than the MDA! The program calendar is rich with opportunity to attend cultural events, followed by an educational and artistic activity designed for parents to do with their children.

Les Ateliers d’Alfred are the perfect combination of visual and performing arts! The parent-child workshops are offered free of charge before or after a presentation in the Grandes Sorties jeune public series. Each workshop offers parents and their children the opportunity to produce a communal piece of art inspired by an artist or a theme presented at La Salle Alfred-Pelletier.

Places are limited, so to be sure to get your tickets to the show of your choice to be eligible for the free workshops happening in April and May. Here are a few options to explore:

April 8th
At 2:00 pm, before the Edgar Paillettes show happening at 3:00 pm, Le Défi de la boîte noire workshop is inspired by Chloé Desjardins and her exposition titled Échafaudages. Participants will have the pleasure and challenge to construct a sculpture.

May 10th
At 10:00, before the Magie Lente show at 11:00 am, Une fête de couleurs is a workshop inspired by the work of Pierre Gendron. Participants are invited to dive into the rhythm of painting using extracts from the artist’s favourite musical composers (classic, modern and jazz) to create a layered pictorial piece of artwork! This workshop is also available on May 26th at 1:30 pm.

To purchase tickets to the shows and to be eligible for the free workshops, call 450-667-2040. To register for a workshop dial 450-662-4440 (ext. 11). For more information on the spring and summer schedule, visit