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Maiolica, Myth and the Minotaur

Maiolica, Myth and the Minotaur

Grade 4+

The Italian Renaissance

Zeus, Poseidon and Daphne are just some of the Gods, Heroes and Heroines that are illustrated on our pieces from the Italian Renaissance.  Bring your students to the Museum to learn of their fate, as well as the art of ceramic colouring during the renaissance.  Learn why Maiolica pieces remain as vibrant centuries after its production..

Full day program:

Students learn about Greek and Roman mytholgy from scenes painted on the vessels, complete a scavenger hunt and, view audio visual presentations.  In the afternoon, students will work with professional potters in the studio for their hands-on project.

Half day program:

Students are led on a guided tour, follwed by a hands-on activity in the studio.


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