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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 to create 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