Clay Class, Photo: Lisa Sakulensky

Private Groups

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.

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 is also included for an additional social hour after the studio program.

Duration: 1.5 hours of activity
Hand-building: $300
Pottery Wheel: $350
(Prices include 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.

Booking Information:
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.

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

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