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Grade 2 - 3

Botanical Gardens

Did you know that clay is actually a type of soil? It’s found near water and can be used to make a wide variety of useful objects, from bricks and dishes to vases and sculpture. Learn about plants, soils, and animals as they appear in our collection.

  • Links: Visual Arts, Science and Technology
  • Studio project: A clay pot in the form of an animal (can be used to plant a small seed)

Students will participate in a tour followed by a hands-on clay class in our studios

Program Details

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

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1. Rabbit Tureen (detail), England, London, Chelsea, c.1755-1756, Purchased with a gift from Dr. Walter S. Bloom and Carol Bloom Koffler in memory of their mother, Adele S. Bloom, a collector and connoisseur of English porcelain; with a grant from the Government of Canada, Ministry of Communications under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act and with the assistance of the Tecolote Foundation

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