The Gardiner Museum is open seven days a week. Explore our permanent collection, discover special exhibitions, get hands-on with clay in our studios, dine, shop, and more.
Enter an immersive world created by Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo, brought to life by over 500 miniature polymer clay figures that tell stories about our most urgent social issues, from the pandemic to the climate crisis. It will delight visitors of all ages!
Spring Clay Classes are open for registration and filling up fast! Secure one of the remaining spots and get creative with clay in our studios this season.
Experience the Gardiner's world-renowned collection, in person and online. From Chinese porcelain to contemporary Canadian ceramics, discover the people and histories behind the objects.
Everyone can love clay! Become a Gardiner Friend and enjoy the benefits, including unlimited admission, advanced clay class registration, invitations to exhibition previews and special events, discounts on lectures and classes, and more.
Private Group Bookings are perfect for birthday parties or just a fun and creative night out with friends! All Private Group Classes are led by experienced artist-educators who specialize in ceramics and will teach participants how to hand-build their own clay creations.
Our private studio programs are typically 1.5 hours in length and include all materials, instruction, and firing fees. Our Lecture Hall space can also be included for an additional social hour after the studio program.
Duration: 1.5 hours of activity
Hand-building: $450 for 10 participants. $45 per person for any additional participants.
Pottery Wheel: $450 for a maximum of 10 participants
(Prices include materials and firing)
All bookings must be made at least 2 weeks in advance of the date of arrival. A deposit of $150 is required upon booking. Final payment is due in full on the day of your visit.
Finished pieces will be ready for pick-up two weeks after the program. Participants will be contacted to retrieve their pieces. Any work not picked up at the Museum by the provided deadline will be discarded.
Cancellation and Refunds:
All cancellations require an e-mail notice sent to the Education Manager two weeks prior to the program date. All refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7