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Artists in Schools (Samuel Bonnet)

Artists in Schools is a series of artistic activities designed for primary school classrooms.


May 27, 2021
09:00 - 10:00
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On Thursday, May 27 from 9 to 10 a.m., join us for a music-themed workshop with musician Samuel Bonnet on Zoom! Children will get to build a small drum of their own with simple materials. (See materials list below.) The activity welcomes all participants from Grades 3 to 6.

You will receive the Zoom link via email before the event.

If your school is closed or children have to stay at home – no worries! You can send parents the Zoom link so that everyone can enjoy the event! (And if you are a parent yourself, you are welcome to join us with your family!)

Each participant will need the following materials:

  • A recycled metallic can* (approximately 10 cm in diameter and without sharp edges)
  • A 30-cm (11- or 12-inch) balloon (easily found in dollar stores)
  • Medium-sized elastics
  • Construction paper of any colour
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape
  • A glue stick
  • A ruler
  • Chopsticks or unsharpened pencils
  • Decorative items of choice (Newspapers, magazines, markers, stickers, and anything relating to ecology or music).

* About the recycled can: 400g cans of Carnations hot chocolate powder are a good example of an appropriate size. Metal is recommended for acoustics, but other materials may also work. (i.e., plastic or paper cups).

Samuel first played the guitar at 8 years old and launched his career as a professional musician at 16 years old. As a musicology graduate from Université Paris 8 in France, he earned his Master’s in classical guitar interpretation from Université de Montréal in 2012. He has now been teaching music for 20 years, having worked for reputable institutions in France and in Montreal, including the École de Musique Vincent d’Indy and the École des jeunes de l’Université de Montréal. Following his passion for education and pedagogy, he created the “Jazz & Recycling” workshop to raise children’s awareness of the importance of recycling in a creative, fun, and ecological way.


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