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Quebec: Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Museum Entry & Workshop

Quebec: Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Museum Entry & Workshop

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Share with our family the unique art of Repoussé: Create your own copper art (workshop), discover 95 years of creations for famous clients, churches, and techniques we use to shape this noble metal!

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English, French
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the world of copper throughout the museum
  • Learn the history of copper art from a professional guide
  • Create your own copper art during a hands-on workshop
  • Explore the realisations done by Albert Gilles and his family
  • Discover the work done for famous clients & churches
Full description
Enter the world of copper art, known as the art of «Repoussé», mastered by the Gilles family at the Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Art Studio & Museum. Share their passion for this disapearing art carried on by 5 women of the family. Learn the history of the art form and how the art studio's founder, Albert Louis Gilles, dedicated his life to his passion. Discover the fascinating life of this artist: the history of how Pope Pius XII commissioned him to execute the silver chalice offered to the archdiocese of Montreal in 1942. Hear stories of how he decorated more than thirty places of worship in North America and Jamaica and homes of famous clients like Mae West, the GM proprietors, or Walt Disney Be amazed by the Christorama exhibit: a collection of 50 panels depicting the Life of Christ, done over a period of 15 years by Albert Gilles. In a second museum, information about copper ore (mining and extraction) and its uses around the world will be unveiled. During your visit the art and different techniques used to shape their creations are brought to light. At the end of the tour and after a demonstration of the technique of Repoussé, you'll use what you learned to create your own piece of copper art to take back home! Tables, copper, and tools are waiting for you to truly experience a unique, hands-on activity with lasting memories.
Includes
  • Entrance to Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Museum & Boutique
  • Access to all exhibits
  • Tour led by a professional guide
  • Hands-on copper making workshop
  • Personally made copper art souvenir
  • Local taxes & fees
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Cuivres d'Art Albert Gilles Boutique et Musée 7450 Boulevard Sainte-Anne, Château-Richer, QC G0A 1N0, Canada

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Customer reviews

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5 /5

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I really loved the precise explanations and the demonstrations given by the family of Albert-Louis Gilles! It was amazing to make my own copper bas-relief myself! To do absolutely if you come to Quebec!!

June 6, 2022

I really appreciated the diversity of copper items, all preferences are represented. A great experience to repeat for sure!

March 11, 2022

A wonderful experience, and very educational. Loved the hands on activity at the end. Highly recommend.

February 10, 2022

Product ID: 394088