We believe that art is for everyone. Join us this summer from Wednesday - Sunday for FREE Museum admission, hands-on activities, outdoor art displays, studio classes, dining, shopping, and more. Whether you want to explore the indoor galleries or engage with art outdoors, we're here for you. We can't wait to welcome you back to the Gardiner!
We've reopened our doors with a series of new artworks and exhibitions on display, including HEAVY SHINE, part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival; Sheridan Graduate Show: Audax 8, a showcase of work by the next generation of ceramic artists; and Garniture Remix, an installation of vases and vessels from all areas of the collection. There's so much to discover!
We've officially launched hands-on art activities on the plaza - all summer, all outdoors, all free! Join us every Wednesday - Sunday for kids colouring activities, clay bird making workshops, and family days, part of Gardiner Goes Outside. Plan a visit with family or friends and reconnect over clay.
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.
Tickets are sold online from 10 am – 12:30 pm or until they have sold out. You will not be able to add tickets to your cart until 10 am. If there are any tickets left after 12:30 pm they will be available in person only. Tickets often sell out very quickly. All drop in class tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Customers may purchase up to two (2) tickets per transaction, while supplies last.
Please check in on our outdoor plaza upon arrival for the class. Bring a piece of ID as you will be asked to produce one while checking in. If you have selected the Student or Gardiner Friends rate, you will be asked to produce the appropriate ID upon arrival for the class. Unless your membership is at the Friends & Family level or higher, each participant will require their own student or membership ID.
About THIS CLASS
This class will take place in our basement studios. Participation is limited to 10 people to allow for safe physical distancing.
The cost for firing is a minimum of $5 per piece depending on its size. Please notify staff if you would like your work fired. Firing is optional.
Picking up your piece
Pick up will begin in Step 3 of the province’s reopening plan. At that point, clay pieces can ONLY be picked up during the following times:
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm
Firing takes two weeks to complete, and pieces will be held for an additional 3 weeks. Please check in at the front desk and note that there may be a short wait depending on staff availability. We do not provide bags or boxes.
If you have any additional questions about our Drop In Clay Classes, please feel free to click the help link below to email us or call us at 416.408.5055.
Health & Safety
By purchasing tickets you agree to the following:
*The minimum firing fee is $5. You may be charged more for larger pieces.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7