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Preschool & Children's Programs

Preschool Programs Summer 2018 

Museum Pottery - Parent & Me Pottery (also listed under Family Pottery Programs)

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio!  This program provides an opportunity for those big and small to play with clay, to each make a special treasure, and best of all spend time together while being creative.  We will explore methods of hand building such as sculpting, surface decoration, slab building and coiling.  Together with our professional artist instructors participants will also get to glaze their work before being fired.  Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional adults or children $75.00 each to a max of 2 additional participants. Includes all supplies.

Dates: Sunday, July 8, 15, 22, and 29

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
  • Cost: $165.00
  • Ages: 4 and up
  • Barcode: 324650

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Museum- Mini Mornings

Looking for something new to do with your active preschooler? Join us at the Museum for fun, educational and interactive activities specifically designed for you and your little one. Classes are led by our experienced program instructors and incorporate the museum's unique features including our heritage orchard, exhibitions, and historic buildings. Each 4 week session has a new theme and activities, so you can sign up for multiple sessions! Cost for 1 child and 1 adult, additional children $40.00 each (max 3 children per adult).

  • Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • Ages: 2-4 years
  • Cost: $70.00

Session 1: Wednesday July 4, 11, 18 and 25

Session 2: Wednesday August 8, 15, 22, 29

  • Barcode: 324786

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Children's Programs Summer 2018 

Museum Pottery - Pinchpot Imagin-Animals

Kids’ imaginations are the wonderfully wild and take them places you would never guess.  Kids will learn how to create their very own pinchpot imaginary animal or garden creature.  They will learn how to make a clay pinchpot animal, design and decorate with colour, texture and pattern.  Horns, beaks, fangs, tails, claws, whatever their imaginations fancy. Get the kids ready to create some clay awesomeness!   Includes all supplies and firing for one animal or alien.

Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018

  • Time: 10:00 AM — 12:00 PM
  • Cost: $40.00
  • Ages: 4-8
  • Barcode: 324653

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Museum Pottery – Garden Fairy Houses

Let your child build their own unique Fairy house for their special fairy friends.  Your child will learn how to design and build your magical Fairy House out of clay.  These little abodes are filled with your child’s imagination, with their fairy’s personality, character and taste.  Kids will build, decorate, and paint their Fairy house because every home is better with a fairy nearby and every fairy needs its own special home.  Includes all supplies and firing for one Fairy house.

Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018

  • Time:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
  • Ages: 7 – 13 
  • Barcode: 324654

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Museum Pottery - Space Aliens and Clay Monsters

Ready, set, IMAGINE! Get your minds go wild with all the awesome ideas for building your very own space alien or monster.  One eye or maybe four, three legs or five?  Anything goes, horns, fangs, overbites, underbites, claws and tails. Kids will learn how to sculpt, attach, use slabs and decorate their clay to create their own creature in our fun and exciting pottery studio! Includes all supplies and firing for one monster or alien.

Date:  Saturday July 21, 2018

  • Time:  1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Ages: 7 – 13 
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40.00
  • Barcode: 324655

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Registration Information

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

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