Available for education groups of all levels
Step onto the stage and unlock the mysteries of Commedia Dell’Arte characters. Who was Harlequin and Pantaloon? Why did Harlequin carry a stick? Find out the answers to these and other questions with a hands-on experience at the Gardiner. Learn about the Italian street plays and view the museum porcelain figures based on these characters.
This is a half day program aimed at Intermediate and Senior students studying history, English, modern languages, visual arts and drama but can be adapted for students in grade 4 or higher. The program involves a half hour tour and discussion of our Commedia Dell’Arte Collection followed by a clay workshop with a professional ceramic artist. Students will get the opportunity to create their favorite Commedia out of clay.