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Grade 1 - 4

Fantasy Shoes

The Gardiner Museum and the Bata Shoe Museum offer a partnered full-day program.  Students spend the morning at the Bata Shoe Museum touring their galleries and handling artifacts.  After lunch, they walk to the Gardiner Museum (5-10 minute walk) and work with our professional potters creating fantasy shoes out of clay.
Please book the tour portion of your field trip with the Bata Shoe Museum at 416-979-7799 ext. 228, and the Gardiner Portion with us. 

  • Links: Visual arts, literature, drama, fashion
  • Studio project: Shoes

Students proceed directly into the studio to make their hands-on project


Program Details

$15*Full-Day Program
$9*Half-Day Program
$6Guided Tour
Free **Unguided Tour

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1. Demo pieces from the Studio

2. Seated Drummer, Tala-Tonalá style
Mexico, Jalisco
300 B.C. - A.D. 200
Earthenware with white on red slip paint
Gift of George and Helen Gardiner, G83.1.56

3. Carl Beam (Canadian, 1943-2005)
The Whale of Our Being, c.2003
Earthenware with iron oxide decoration
Museum Purchase, G03.9.1