Gardiner Museum

111 Queens Park Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C7 (view map)

Ages:
7 to 16 (Coed )
Type:
Day camp, After-school / weekend classes, Family programs
Specialty:
Traditional (multi activity)
Cost:
$200 to $333

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Gardiner Museum
 

The Gardiner Museum features ceramics from around the world, as well as special exhibitions on display throughout the year. Kids can explore diverse cultures and histories, and get their hands dirty in the studio. The Gardiner offers kids clay classes, March Break and summer camps, school programs, as well as weekly Family Day activities every Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.


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The Gardiner Museum is one of Toronto’s most unique and engaging cultural gems, founded in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner as a place to house and share their collection of ceramics. Recent shows mounted here by Yoko Ono and Ai Weiwei have proved that clay is a fascinating and dynamic art form. With extensive renovations and an expansion completed in 2006, the building was brought forward along with the intentions for it. The camps were part of that vision. They are expertly run by passionate instructors who not only know the craft, but can interpret it within its historical and cultural contexts. There is a nice range of session options, including half-day and full-day. Groups are intentionally kept small, with a maximum of 12 in each, and less in the wheel workshops. As such, everyone gets their own space, and maximum time with the materials. The art camp sessions extend the activity beyond clay, which is a nice addition. Younger campers are dropped off, though for the older ones, the TTC stop is literally right outside the door. The setting, frankly, is thrilling, something that adds to the experience. Spending days in a museum of this stature, working with people this engaged, can be transformative in all kinds of meaningful ways.
 


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Coed
Ages: 1 - 18+
Art (multi) $9 to $15
Yorkville,ON
111 Queens Park
Jan 01-Dec 29$9 - $15
Arts & Crafts|Drawing|Painting|Pottery/ceramics

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