Chef Bianca Azupardo presents inspired seasonal menus that showcase locally-sourced ingredients, complemented by stunning views of the city.
The crisis surrounding murdered and missing Indigenous women, girls, trans, and queer community members continues, with thousands of documented cases in both Canada and the U.S. The Gardiner presents the Canadian premiere of Cannupa Hanska Luger: Every One & Kali Spitzer: Sister, an installation commemorating those who have been lost.
On September 24, don't miss the rare opportunity to hear from the Rijksmuseum's Curator of East Asian Art, Menno Fitski, and discover the mysterious history of a Japanese treasure that disappeared in early 20th century only to reappear in 2013. Get tickets now!
The Gardiner Museum is among the few museums in the world focused on ceramics, and is one of the most important specialty museums internationally. It houses approximately 4,000 objects, including European porcelain, ceramics from the Ancient Americas, Chinese porcelain, Japanese porcelain, and contemporary ceramics. Search the collection online!
Everyone can love clay! Become a Friend at one of the world’s great specialty museums and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and clay classes, and more.
Dates: October 21, 28, November 4, 18, 25, Dec 2
No class on November 11
Perhaps the biggest tragedy of our lives is that freedom is possible, yet we can pass our years trapped in the same old patterns…We may want to love other people without holding back, to feel authentic, to breathe in the beauty around us, to dance and sing. Yet each day we listen to inner voices that keep our life small. – Tara Brach
Working with clay is a natural way to connect with body and breath. The malleability and immediacy of the material naturally integrates the mind-body connection.
This six-week workshop is led by registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson, and is suitable for students being introduced to mindfulness for the first time as well as for those with previous mindfulness experience. We will use clay and the practice of RAIN to explore the four foundations of mindfulness: body, feelings, mind, and the nature of our experience. The acronym RAIN is an easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion using the following four steps:
Recognize what is going on;
Allow the experience to be there, just as it is;
Investigate with interest and care;
Nourish with self-compassion.
Each week, participants will take clay home to practice the skill learned from the workshop. Everyone will be asked to bring a journal which will be used throughout the group process as a tool for reflection.
The emphasis will be on the process of working with clay while not being attached to the product we create.
Quote: Brach, Tara. (2013). True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart. New York: Bantam Books.
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A registered art therapist for over 25 years, Suzanne Thomson integrates mindfulness and sensorimotor psychotherapy to facilitate healing and community engagement.
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