In accordance with the announcement by the provincial government, the Gardiner Museum has closed temporarily, effective Monday November 23. While this news is difficult, the health and safety of our visitors, staff, and the wider community remains our top priority. We'll continue to provide you with engaging digital content to keep us connected while the galleries are closed.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
In accordance with instructions from the provincial government, the Museum closed to the public on Monday November 28 and we have cancelled all clay classes. We regret the inconvenience this may cause, but are hopeful that these actions will help maintain the health and safety of our communities. We will automatically be crediting students with a refund for remaining sessions.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
With the Museum closed temporarily, we need your support to continue to offer innovative and engaging exhibitions, programs, and community projects online, as well as plan for the future. Please consider making a donation to help us build community with clay.
Right now we’d normally be in the Community Clay Studio hosting our weekly Family Day activities, but since the Museum is temporarily closed, we’re sharing fun and easy art activities that you can do at home. Our first project: salt clay!
Today’s challenge is to think of something that makes you happy and to sculpt it out of salt clay using the recipe below. It could be a pet, a special book, a favourite food, your family, or anything else that makes you feel good. Take a photo of your work and post it using #GardinerFromHome.
1) Mix 2 cups of flour and 1 cup of salt
2) Add 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
3) Slowly add 3/4 to 1 cup of water, mixing until it forms a dough
4) If you want to add colour, separate the dough into sections and add a few drops of food colouring to each
5) Start sculpting
6) Once you’ve finished your salt clay creations, you can bake them in the oven for approximately 1 hour at 250 F or simply let them air dry for 2-3 days
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