Cultural Recreation Activities

Répertoire des loisirs culturels Ville de Sutton© Walter Miale, Christina Alonzo & Jean F. Pinel

Cultural Recreation Directory

In response to requests for information about the many cultural recreation offerings in our area, this new directory lets you quickly and easily find arts-based activities that suit your interests and schedule.

You can search by artistic discipline, age of participation, language, keyword, etc.

The directory does not provide all the details (such as price, dates, place, or conditions) for each activity. Please contact the organizer or organization directly. Also, remember to regularly check the e-newsletter by the Sutton Volunteer Centre (CAB Sutton Newsletter) or on social media.

What is cultural recreation?

Cultural recreation is an activity that individuals willingly engage in during their free time to broaden their culture, improve the quality of their lives, and try out something in one of the following fields: the visual arts, performing arts, circus arts, dance, creative writing, slam and storytelling, reading, music and singing, or arts and crafts.

Cultural recreation is based on the principle of making culture accessible to all and contributing to community well-being.

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Acrobatic Dance Class

Contact : Sutton Classical Ballet School Travail 50 Principale N. Sutton QC H0E 2K0 : 450 531-3315 Website : https://www.balletsutton.com/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/BalletClassiqueSutton/
Description

Choreographed gymnastic movements on the floor, to music, to strengthen and stretch muscles in order to perform acrobatic moves such as the wheel, forward rolls and headstand. For children age 7-12.

Animal Sculpture Summer Course

Contact : Marek Latzmann : 450 538-0358 Website : https://www.facebook.com/mareklatzmanngallery/
Description

Clay sculpture course: Nine 2-hour classes, once a week, throughout the summer. Marek shares his knowledge to help you create an animal based on your own abilities and goals.

Annual P.E.N.S. Photo Contest

Contact : P.E.N.S. Travail Mont SUTTON 671 Maple Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-4085 Website : http://www.parcsutton.com
Description

Every year, the Parc d’environnement naturel de Sutton (P.E.N.S.) picks a different theme for its annual contest to select the most beautiful photos of our mountains, taken in any season. The jury’s selections are shown at Mont Sutton during the Fall Festival and prizes are awarded (including one for young people under the age of 15). See contest details on the P.E.N.S. website.

Atelier de Théâtre (In French only)

Contact : Raymond Cloutier Travail Sutton QC J0E 2K0
Description

L’Atelier de Théâtre de Raymond Cloutier à Sutton veut offrir une initiation pour certains et une formation pour d’autres, à l’art dramatique, soit celui de jouer et d’interpréter des personnages et des situations avec réalisme et imagination. Ouvert aux jeunes de 17 à 77 ans, ces séquences de 12 rencontres de trois heures, comprennent trois plages : improvisations, techniques de jeu et travail de scènes. Raymond Cloutier a dirigé le Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal durant douze ans et enseigne l’art d’improviser depuis 1969.

Atelier et Stage Souffle et voix (In French only)

Contact : Danielle Carpentier Travail Centre Yoga Sutton 111 Principale N. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 819 620-4234 Website : http://www.arcenvoix.com/
Description

Un outil extraordinaire d’expression, de libération, de centration et d’enracinement. Atelier ou stage de 2 jours complets pour un travail en profondeur sur le corps par le souffle, la voix et le chant (groupe de 9 personnes au maximum).

Ateliers d’aquarelle (In French only)

Contact : Jocelyne Munger Travail Hôtel de ville Sutton 11 Principale S. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 242-2998 Website : https://www.facebook.com/jomungercoursdart/
Description

Ateliers de coaching en aquarelle réservé aux personnes ayant déjà suivi des cours : aide personnalisée utilisant le langage et les techniques d’aquarelle. Deux ateliers par an.

Ateliers d’écriture (In French only)

Contact : Francine Ruel Travail Sutton and surroundings
Description

Pour quiconque souhaite explorer son désir d’écriture, les ateliers de l’écrivaine québécoise populaire Francine Ruel sont une formidable source de stimulation. Grâce à son approche chaleureuse et dynamique, elle vous offre de découvrir ou d’approfondir toutes les étapes de l’écriture – de l’idée de départ jusqu’à la rédaction du roman en développant en profondeur des personnages, en apprenant les techniques de narration, en abordant les dialogues, en évitant les pièges. Francine Ruel : « Je ne peux donner de talent à personne, mais je peux vous enseigner la discipline et comment arriver à vos fins. » Possibilité d’accompagnement individuel pour tout projet avancé d’écriture.

Ateliers d’écriture et coaching littéraire (In French only)

Travail Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-3862 Website : http://marieclark.ca/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/lavraiemarieclark/
Description

L’écrivaine suttonaise Marie Clark propose des ateliers pour s’initier à la démarche d’écriture, perfectionner ses habiletés ou mener un projet à terme. Accessibles à tous, de 15 à 115 ans!

Ballet Jazz Sutton

Contact : Victoria Saint-Amour Travail Sutton Town Hall 11 Principale S. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 521-2121 Website : https://www.facebook.com/ballet.jazzsutton
Description

Ballet Jazz Sutton has been teaching dance to children age 3-18 in the Sutton area since 1969. Many weekly classes in hip hop, classical and contemporary dance. Every year there is a big show at Massey-Vannier high school to share the individual and group performances of all the students.

Basket Weaving Workshops

Contact : Arielle Prince-Ferron Travail Sutton and surroundings : 450 204-1567 Website : https://www.facebook.com/arielleprinceferronartiste/
Description

Arielle Prince-Ferron invites you to explore the marvels of nature and while creating practical and decorative items. She gives workshops on basket weaving and shaping woven objects with cattails, willow and other local natural materials. She also offers workshops on botanical printing, natural dying and bookbinding. For all ages; also tailored to demand. In Sutton and the local area.

Citrouill’Art

Contact : Sutton Museum Travail Sutton Museum 32 Principale S. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 514 891-9560 Website : http://www.museedesutton.com Website : https://www.facebook.com/groups/18876904687/
Description

Since 2009, the Sutton Museum (Musée des communications et d’histoire de Sutton) has organized a Halloween pumpkin contest (decorated or drawn) on a theme related to one of its exhibitions. The Sutton School is a loyal participant. The public is invited to vote on their favourites and many prizes are awarded.

Classical Ballet Classes for Children

Contact : Sutton Classical Ballet School Travail 50 Principale N Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 531-3315 Website : https://www.balletsutton.com/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/BalletClassiqueSutton/
Description

A range of classical ballet classes for children age 4-17, at all levels: pre-ballet (age 4-5), beginner (age 6-7), intermediate (age 8-17), boys’ ballet (from age 5). Programs follow the school year.

Cours d’aquarelle (In French only)

Contact : Jocelyne Munger Travail Sutton Town Hall 11 Principale S. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 242-2998 Website : https://www.facebook.com/jomungercoursdart/
Description

Étude du matériel et des techniques d’aquarelle pour acquérir une autonomie satisfaisante et participer à d’autres activités plus avancées. Aucun prérequis. Session de 10 cours de 3h au printemps.

Cours de tricot, crochet, crochet tunisien et bas (In Frenck only)

Contact : Nicole Davignon Travail au village de Sutton : 450 538-0337
Description

Séries de cours de 2 h en groupe qui permettront d’apprendre ou de progresser sur les différentes mailles, la façon d’augmenter ou diminuer, de lire un patron, de réaliser un projet. Cours au choix : tricot débutant (5 cours), crochet débutant (3 cours) ou intermédiaire (4 cours), crochet tunisien (4 cours), bas en tricot (3 cours). Possibilité de cours privés. Cours sur mesure pour les enfants.

Creative and Gypsy Dance Class

Contact : Gabriela Asselin Travail 50 Principale N. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-4026
Description

Introduction to gypsy dances from around the world for fun and fitness, for girls age 3-5. Two 10-week sessions (one class per week): one in the spring and one in the fall.

Dance Camp

Contact : Sutton Classical Ballet School Travail 50 Principale N Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 531-3315 Website : https://www.balletsutton.com/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/BalletClassiqueSutton/
Description

Dance camp during the school break. Instruction in rhythm and improvization; watch ballet performances and do other fun activities related to dance. For children age 5-12.

Dances from Around the World for Women – Class

Contact : Gabriela Asselin Travail 50 Principale N. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-4026
Description

Introduction to gypsy dances from around the world for fun and fitness, for women age 15 and up. Two 10-week sessions (one class per week): one in the spring and one in the fall.

Danse avec moi (Dance with Me) for Toddlers

Contact : Sutton Classical Ballet School Travail 50 Principale N Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 531-3315 Website : balletsutton.com Website : https://www.facebook.com/BalletClassiqueSutton/
Description

Class for toddlers (ages 2-3) accompanied by a parent: introduction to the basics of classical techniques, encouraging cooperation and social skills to nourish a love of dance.

Danse, meditate !

Contact : Marie-Josée Leclerc Travail Centre Yoga Sutton 111 Principale N. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-0020 Website : http://mjleclerc.org
Description

Active Meditation

Djembe Lessons

Contact : Éric Lafontaine Travail John Sleeth Community Centre 7 Academy Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 775-5233 Website : https://www.facebook.com/ericlafontainetamtam
Description

Small group class for beginners and intermediate students. Learn basic techniques and African rhythms; option to rent an instrument from the teacher (class lasts 75 minutes on Sunday). Three sessions/year. Adults and teens 15 years old and more.

École d’art de Sutton / Sutton School of Art

Travail 79 Principale S. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 514 690-2972 Website : https://www.facebook.com/ecoleartsutton/
Description

The Sutton School of Art offers an educational and bilingual introduction to the arts for young and old (age 3-100). Knowledge is shared through the process of creating and exploring within the various disciplines, stimulating each individual’s growth and ability to express themselves. Disciplines: drawing, painting, sculpture, architecture, poetry, dance, theatre, photography, gardening, culinary arts and textile arts. Programming: summer camps, workshops, exhibitions, special events such as the design and building of summer pavilions by and for children.

French Camp Camp

Contact : Diane Cormier Travail Glen Sutton Church 1458 de la Vallée Missisquoi Rd. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 514 948-1313 Website : http://egliseglensutton.com/
Description

French Camp Camp is a summer camp for parents and children. In this immersive environment of English and French, children are exposed to another language through music, dance, sports and the natural sciences. Cultural activities take place at the heritage Glen Sutton Church; other activities are held at Camping Nature Plein air. (Children from 6 to 16 years old accompanied by a parent)

Guitar and Ukulele Lessons

Contact : Agnès Boisvert Travail 41 Academy Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 579 488-7839
Description

Private or small group lessons in ukulele (soprano or baritone) or guitar (classical or acoustic). Beginners and intermediate. Classes may be given in English, French or Spanish.

Imagimots (In French only)

Contact : Lisa Charbonneau Travail Sutton Municipal Library 19 Highland Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-5843 Website : http://www.mabibliotheque.ca/sutton
Description

Faire travailler son esprit d’observation et déduction en associant une image à un mot en lien avec la lecture

Intergenerational Choir

Espace Sutton Contact : Trisha Pope et Agnès Boisvert Travail Sutton QC J0E 2K0
Description

Led by two well-known professionals, Trisha Pope and Agnès Boisvert, these workshops welcome singers of all ages, languages and backgrounds, whether beginners or experienced. No audition required. Knowing that singing brings joy into our lives and reduces stress, the two leaders seek to encourage connections across generations to reduce isolation through song. Sessions last eight weeks (75 minutes per workshop).

Introduction to Acrylic Painting

Contact : Lisa Charbonneau Travail Sutton Municipal Library 19 Highland Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-5843 Website : http://www.mabibliotheque.ca/sutton
Description

Introduction to making paintings using acrylic paints. Instruction provided to small groups of four children, age 7-12.

Jamm Festival Workshops

Contact : Éric Lafontaine Travail Lac Kelly Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 775-5233 Website : http://www.festivaljamm.com/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/Festival-Jamm-222623584950492/
Description

The Festival offers a number of workshops: African dance, djembe and other percussion instruments; live painting, group fresco. (see website)

Kids Festival at the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival

Travail Veterans Park Sutton QC J0E 2K0 Website : http://www.violontraditionnelsutton.com/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/violontrad/
Description

During the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival in August, there’s a Kids Festival with lots of activities for the young ones: trying out the fiddle, storytelling, dancing and much more. Check out the Festival site for more info.

Les Beaux Lundis (In French only)

Contact : Mireille Roy Travail Olivet Baptist Church 7 Maple Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-0172
Description

Rencontres amicales d’un groupe d’artistes, amateurs ou professionnels, tous les lundis après-midis pour échanger et transmettre leurs connaissances à tour de rôle selon un calendrier établi d’avance (ex. : peinture sur vitrail, argile, tissu soluble, aquarelle, etc.). Sessions de 10 rencontres à l’automne et 15 rencontres en hiver-printemps.

Libractivité (In French only)

Contact : Édith Cambrini : 450 521-9796
Description

À l’aide d’images, dessins et mots, rassembler de façon créative les projets souhaités pour la nouvelle année.

Origami Class

Contact : Jules-Arthur Barette Travail Sutton Town Hall 11 Principale S. Sutton QC J0E 2K0
Description

Jules-Arthur shares his interest in the art of folding, known in Japanese as “origami,” offering to teach a dozen increasingly complex folds. Series of 1-6 two-hour classes where you can make mobiles or other art objects. Material provided.Children 10 years old & more, teens and adults.

Performing Arts Workshops

Contact : Gabriela Asselin and Eaudrey Camirand Travail Grace Church 52 Principale S. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-4026 : 450 538-0714
Description

Performing arts workshops, with singing, dancing, stage performance and the fabrication of accessories, for children age 7-12 and teens age 12-14. Workshop material adapted to ages and interests: teaching of basic techniques in the creative exploration of different aspects of the performing arts. Concludes with an original work performed for family and possibly the public.

Piano Lessons

Contact : Selma Greenberg Travail Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-2372
Description

For all levels, beginners to advanced students. Individualized approach.

Pottery Class

Contact : Qita Reindler Travail Studio Qita 367 RTE 139 N. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-6651 Website : http://www.studioqita.ca/
Description

Artist Qita Reindler, who has produced and shown her pottery for many years in Sutton, offers private and small group pottery classes at her workshop/boutique. Come and find out more about pottery making, perfect your technique or do your own project. Wheel-throwing and hand-building workshops for all ages!

Sacred Chants

Contact : Luna Sandari Travail Centre Yoga Sutton 111 Principale N. Sutton QC J0E 2K0
Description

Sacred chanting in Sanskrit; led by Luna Sandari

Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier Performing Arts Venue

Travail 4C, Maple Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 538-0486 Website : http://www.salleagpelletier.com/
Description

The Salle Alec et Gérard Pelletier is central to performing arts activities in Sutton, bringing us many opportunities for cultural recreation. These have included Raôul Duguay and his “way of the voice” workshop; a shared building experience for parents and kids offered by Horta Van Hoye; improv evenings, and dances. Check out their website for more info.

Singing in the African American Tradition

Contact : Trisha Pope Travail Centre Yoga Sutton 111 Principale N. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 405-7827 Website : http://trishapope.com/
Description

One-day workshop singing in the African American tradition, in English. Open to everyone, beginners welcome.

Singing Lessons

Contact : Monique Picard Travail Sutton Junction : 450 538-0045
Description

Individual singing lessons for all ages, age 10 and up. Objectives: develop your ear and voice in a relaxed and stimulating environment; learn the basics of musical language; acquire a healthy and effective vocal technique; increase your self-confidence; improve how you listen to music and learn to work with other musicians; sing a foundational repertoire suited to your age, interests and level with ease and pleasure.

Sound Bath

Contact : Irène Powell Travail Yoga Studio 584 Knowlton Rd. Knowlton QC J0E 1V0 : 450 292-5891
Description

Experience sound vibrations with Tibetan bowls, crystal bowls, bells, a Spirit Drum, an Ocean Drum, and Shanti chimes. Workshops available upon request.

Step Dances, Reels and Jigs at the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival

Contact : Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival Travail Sutton Town Hall 11 Principale S. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 Website : http://www.violontraditionnelsutton.com/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/violontrad/
Description

During the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival in August, several evenings are devoted to step dancing, reels and jgs, with live music. Experienced and beginner dancers are all welcome! Info on the Festival website.

Tap Dancing Class

Contact : Sutton Classical Ballet School Travail 50 Principale N. Sutton QC J0E 2K0 : 450 531-3315 Website : https://www.balletsutton.com/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/BalletClassiqueSutton/
Description

Introduction to the steps and rhythms of tap dancing, for boys and girls age 7-12.

Technical Sculpture Workshops

Contact : Marek Latzmann : 450 538-0358 Website : https://www.facebook.com/mareklatzmanngallery/
Description

Two-day workshops that address different aspects of preparing for and building a sculpture

Theme Workshops and Master Classes at the Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival

Contact : Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival Travail Veterans Park Sutton QC J0E 2K0 Website : http://www.violontraditionnelsutton.com/ Website : https://www.facebook.com/violontrad/
Description

The Sutton Traditional Fiddle Festival in August offers theme workshops and master classes to musicians of all ages who want to learn more about traditional music from experienced instructors. Visit the Festival website for more info.

Toning Workshop

Contact : Irène Powell Travail Yoga Studio 584 Knowlton Rd. Knowlton QC J0E 1V0 : 450 292-5891
Description

Experiment with voice and sounds. In Knowlton.

Troupe de théâtre Au jour le jour (In French only)

Travail according to availability : 450 955-0546 Website : Théâtre-Au-Jour-le-Jour
Description

Troupe existant depuis 1987 et formée de comédiens amateurs de 50 ans et plus qui souhaitent vivre une expérience théâtrale dans une approche professionnelle. Plusieurs représentations en tournée locale d’une pièce du répertoire québécois ou d’une création collective chaque année. Répétitions hebdomadaires de décembre à avril. Participation gratuite.