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Armand Vaillancourt

Visual arts


Armand Vaillancourt

Armand Vaillancourt did his studies at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal and ever since has been a dominant figure in modern sculpture in Canada. He has created a large number of paintings and some three thousand sculptures, ranging from small to monumental ones, including the famous fountain sculpture of Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco. His works are found in numerous private and public collections. In 1993, the artist received the Paul-Emile-Borduas Award and was named Knight of the Ordre national du Québec in 2004.

Proposed approach and type of activities

The artist provides commentary for a slide show that introduces the students to the world of sculpture. In groups of two or three, the children design one or more three-dimensional sculptures. They work in an atmosphere of freedom, which fosters a sense of personal responsibility and respect towards others. The children make the sculptures and high-reliefs in wood, integrating various found objects they have collected a few days before the workshop. After assembling the sculptures, the children paint them in various colours and motifs. The sculptures remain in the school where they will be exhibited.

Other example of activity

Depending on the school's capacity and needs, the artist will offer as an alternative a group painting workshop done on canvasses measuring 7 feet high by 7 feet wide (minimum). The canvasses are prepared ahead of time by the artist. A canvas measuring 110 feet in size has already been produced.

Special conditions

The workshop requires various materials (gallons of paint, brushes, prepared canvas...) at an approximate price of $100 per day of activities.

For information

Armand Vaillancourt
Phone : 514 843-3020
Fax : 514 843-1833
Email :

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