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Family Programs

Family Pottery Programs Fall 2018

Family Holiday Card Making

Get ready for the holidays by making your own cards as a family! Using a combination of modern materials and historic methods, you have the opportunity to create a collection of personalized cards. Try your hand at using the Museum’s 1910 printing press and create your own one-of-a-kind stamp to use to decorate future creations. Cost is for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children are $15 each (max 2 additional).

Date: Sunday, December 2

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Cost: $38.00
  • Barcode: 329126

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Keepsake Holiday Handprint Ornaments (Family)

Create Family Keepsakes together.  You and your kids can created extra special prezzies for their BFFs, parents, grandparents or that special person in their lives.  With the help of our professional instructors, kids will design, create and decorate their special ornaments.  Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $25.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. Includes supplies and firing.

Date: Sunday, December 9

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329403

Date: Wednesday, December 12

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329404

Date: Thursday, December 13

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329406

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Family Winter Wonderland Ornament Workshop (Family)

Create a set of 12 ornaments that are great for decorating for the holiday season.  Keep them as a family treasure or give as holiday gifts. Use winter and holiday themed patterns, stamps and colour to create your own individual ornaments. This project is something that you can bring out year after year. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $25.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants

Session 1: Saturday, December 8

  • Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Barcode: 329407

Session 2: Saturday, December 15

  • Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Barcode: 329544

Session 3: Sunday, December 16

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329546

Session 4: Sunday, December 16

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329545 

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“Light Up the Night” Tea-light Lanterns

Light up those cold winter nights with beautiful handmade ceramic tea-light lanterns. Our professional instructor will help you create your very own lantern that is sure to add some magic to your home.  This project is beginner friendly and fun for all ages. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $25.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants.

Date: Thursday, December 27

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329547

 Date: Friday, December 28

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329548

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Museum Pottery - Matching Mugs

Share a yummy hot chocolate in a pair of matching mugs with your favourite little person! One big and one small, these mugs are perfect for those cold winter nights. Design, create and decorate your creations in our fun and exciting pottery studio! Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $25.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. Includes all supplies and firing.

Date: Thursday, December 27

  • Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329549

Date: Friday, December 28

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Age: 4+
  • Barcode: 329550

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Half Day Pottery Camp (3 days)

Come and enjoy Markham Museum’s Pottery Studio. Campers will create imaginative projects throughout the week, learning various techniques such as coiling, pinching process and slab building. Campers will be taught various pottery skills by our professional potter and gain inspiration for their projects from the Museum’s collection, a must have experience for any creative child! No experience required and all materials/firing included.

Dates: January 2, 3, & 4, 2019 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

  • Ages: 8-13
  • Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Camp Code: $103.00
  • Before Care: $18.00
  • Barcode: 329236 

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Family Snowshoeing

The Museum provides the perfect place to spend time with your family while enjoying the Canadian Winter.  Each 2 hour session will include a basic introduction to snowshoeing, group activities/games and free time to explore the 25 acre Museum Grounds.  Snowshoes will be provided.  Participants will need to provide their own warm outdoor clothing, including winter boots.  Cost and registration is per person and all children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Session 1: Sunday, January 13, 2019

  • Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Cost: $16.95
  • Barcode: 333623

Session 2: Saturday, February 2, 2019

  • Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Cost: $16.95
  • Barcode: 333624

Session 3: Saturday, February 23, 2019

  • Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Ages: 4+
  • Cost: $16.95
  • Barcode: 333622

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Family Pottery Programs Winter 2019

Winter Registration starts November 13th.

Museum Pottery - “Let it Snow” Fridge Magnet Workshop

Spend some quality time with your family in our pottery studio making snow flake fridge magnets. These decorations will be great to decorate your fridge at home. Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $25.00 each to a max of 2 children. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Age: 4+
  • Cost: $40.00

Date: Saturday, January 19

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Barcode: 333796

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Museum Pottery - Handprint Nameplate Workshop

They grow so quickly!  Create a beautiful family keepsake or a gift for your family or friends with your children’s precious little hands in clay.  These nameplate tiles are able to be hung on the wall or framed after they use their imagination to personalise them.  Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $25.00 each to a max of 2 children. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Ages: 4+
  • Cost: $40.00

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Barcode: 335069

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Museum Pottery - Valentines Matching Mugs

Show your love this Valentine’s Day with matching mugs! One big and one small, these mugs are perfect for sharing hot chocolate with your favourite person. Design, create and decorate your creations in our fun and exciting pottery studio! Includes all supplies and firing.  Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $25.00 each to a max of 2 children. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Cost: $50.00
  • Age: 4+

Date: Saturday, February 9

  • Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Barcode: 335070

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Registration Information

Consult your Markham Life magazine for registration information, or call the Program Coordinator at 905-305-5970.