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Kids Clay Class, Photo: Lisa Sakulensky

School Groups

Our School Programs, designed by professional educators, engage with the Ontario Curriculum through ceramics in creative and fun ways! All School Programs are led by experienced artist-educators who specialize in ceramics.

Virtual Programs
Stay tuned to learn more about our new Virtual School Programs offerings!

Our Virtual School Programs will draw inspiration from both our permanent collections and special exhibitions, including Renaissance Venice: Life and Luxury at the Crossroads.

On-Site School Visits Program
All Museum visitors, clay class participants, and on-site program participants ages 12 and up must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. See our Welcome Back page for more information.

Current On-Site School Program Offerings 

Half-Day Program: Animals and Botanicals
Duration: 1.5 hours of activity
Price: $12/student (including all materials and firing)
Single Group Capacity: 10 individuals per group*
Note: We may be able to host slightly larger groups on a per-case basis.

*As the Gardiner works to ensure the safety and well-being of our visitors, staff, and volunteers, we continue to update our capacity limitations based on provincial guidelines. We may be able to host larger groups on a per-case basis.

Booking Information: 
All bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the date of arrival. Bookings are subject to a $5 processing fee. Payment is due in full on the day of your visit.

Post-Visit Information:  
Finished pieces will be ready for pick-up two weeks after the school program. Pieces not picked up at the Museum by the deadline will be discarded.

Program Themes

Welcome back! We're now open 7 days a week. Please note that visitors ages 12 and up must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.Learn more