The Gardiner Museum is closed temporarily in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Check our homepage for a rotating selection of online resources and digital art experiences that you can enjoy at home. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on social media for your daily ceramics fix.
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!
We're posting family-friendly art activities inspired by our collection and the endless possibilities of clay. Visit our Family Day page for weekly crafts, colouring pages, and more fun art projects that you can enjoy at home.
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!
We’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
Mindfulness is the ability to become fully present in this moment, in a particular way, with a non-judgmental attitude. – Jon Kabat-Zinn
This workshop, led by registered art therapist Suzanne Thomson, is suitable for students being introduced to mindfulness for the first time as well as for those with previous mindfulness experience. It is an invitation to befriend who you are now, in this moment, at this time, through the medium of clay.
Mindfulness is about learning to pay attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and compassion. In this two-hour workshop, we will explore clay as a medium for deepening our experience of the present moment. In an open studio practice, we will learn to focus attention on the dance between breath and clay, awakening to our present moment experience through the senses.
The emphasis will be on the process of working with clay while not being attached to the product we create.
Everyone will be invited to take their clay home to continue developing a mindfulness practice.
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Please note: Gardiner Friends may only purchase adult clay classes at the discounted rate for membership card holders.
This class is non-refundable and non-transferable.
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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.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7
The Gardiner Museum is temporarily closed.