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Preschool Programs at Markham Museum

Children's Programs at Markham Museum

 


Preschool Programs Spring 2017 * Registration now open! 

Spring Munchkins 

‘Spring Munchkins’ was designed to provide preschoolers with a memorable one-of-a-kind experience.  Each week, the 3hour program will be filled with exciting crafts, activities, games and songs.  Educational and exciting themes will be experienced in a creative and caring environment designed to engage and captivate.  Each session is different! 

  • Date: Saturday April 1, 8, 22, 29 and May 6, 13, 20 and 27 (No class on April 15 due to Easter Weekend )
  • Time : 9:00 AM -11:00 AM
  • Ages : 3 to 6 years old
  • Markham Resident Cost : $189.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $199.00
  • Barcode: 299075

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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 lead 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 : 9:30 AM -11:00 AM
  • Ages : 2 to 4 years old
  • Markham Resident Cost : $64.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $74.00

Wednesday Morning Sessions

Session 1: April 19, 26, and May 3, 10 

  • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration 
  • Click here for weekly themes!

Session 2: May 17, 24, 31 and June 7

  • Barcode: 299084

 

Sunday Morning Sessions

Session 1: April 30, and May 7, 14, 28 (No Class on May 21st due to Victoria Day Long Weekend) 

  • Barcode: CANCELLED due to low registration
  • Click here for weekly themes!

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Museum - Parent & Me Pottery 

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.

  • Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
  • Ages: 4 and up
  • Markham Resident Cost: $150.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $160.00

 

Session 1: Sunday April 2, 9, 30 and May 7 (No class on April 16 due to Easter Weekend or on April 23 due to large scale event onsite)

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Barcode: 297112

Session 2: Sunday May 28, and June 4, 11, 25 (No class on June 18 due to Father’s Day)

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Barcode: 297113

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Preschool Programs Summer 2017 * Registration starts May 9 

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 lead 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 : 9:30 AM -11:00 AM
  • Ages : 2 to 4 years old
  • Markham Resident Cost : $64.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $74.00

Wednesday Morning Sessions

Session 1:Wednesday June 28, July 5, 12, and 19 2017

  • Barcode: 304273

Session 2: Wednesday August 9, 16, 23, and 30 2017

  • Barcode: 304274

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Museum - Parent & Me Pottery 

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.

  • Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
  • Ages: 4 and up
  • Markham Resident Cost: $150.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $160.00

 

Session 1: Sunday July 9, 16, 23 and 30

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Barcode: 303942

Session 2: Sunday August 13, 20, 27, and Sept 10 (No class on Sept 3 due to Labour Day weekend)

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Barcode: 303943

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Children's Programs Spring 2017 * Registration now open!

P.A. Day at the Museum 

Bust PA Day boredom for your kids! Children will explore the many on-site attractions while participating in fun and educational activities that have been specially programmed to keep kids active while school's out.  Please send your child with a nut-free lunch/snacks and dress them for the weather as many of the activities will be outdoors.

  • Time: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
  • Ages: 4-10 years
  • Markham Resident Cost: $55.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $65.00

Session 1: Friday, June 2, 2017

  • Barcode: 299102

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Museum - Clay Creations 

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio! Beginners will learn all the steps from beginning to end of how pottery pieces are created. Participants 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 and have an opportunity to try basic techniques on the potter’s wheel. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
  • Ages: 7-12 years
  • Markham Resident Cost: $200.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $210.00

 

Session 1: Sunday March 26, April 2, 9, 30 and May 7, 21 (6 classes) (No class on April 16 due to Easter Weekend, or April 23 due to a large scale event on site or May 14 due to Mother’s Day) 

  • Barcode: 297711

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Museum - Parent & Me Pottery 

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.

  • Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
  • Ages: 4 and up
  • Markham Resident Cost: $150.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $160.00

 

Session 1: Sunday April 2, 9, 30 and May 7 (No class on April 16 due to Easter Weekend or on April 23 due to large scale event onsite)

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Barcode: 297112

Session 2: Sunday May 28, and June 4, 11, 25 (No class on June 18 due to Father’s Day)

  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Barcode: 297113

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Gift for Mother’s Day Bouquet  

Create a bouquet of flowers for Mom or grandma that will never wilt. Learn how to make beautiful handmade flowers while spending quality time with your family. Includes all supplies to make 12 flowers and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 7-16 years
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50
  • Barcode: 297829

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Nature Wind Chimes  

Get back to nature by creating your own beautiful ceramic wind chime using leaves, flowers and twigs found around the Museum grounds. This musical keepsake will bring joy for years to come. Includes all supplies to make 1 garden wind chime and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 7-16 years
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50
  • Barcode: 299159

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Children's Programs Summer 2017 * Registration starts May 9 

Museum - Clay Creations 

Join us as we explore the wonderful world of clay in our Pottery Studio! Beginners will learn all the steps from beginning to end of how pottery pieces are created. Participants 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 and have an opportunity to try basic techniques on the potter’s wheel. Includes all supplies and firing costs.

  • Time: 1:00 PM -3:00 PM
  • Ages: 7-12 years
  • Markham Resident Cost: $200.00
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $210.00

 

Session 1: Sunday July 16, 23, 30, August 13,20 and 27 (No class on 6 due to the Civic Holiday long weekend)

  • Barcode: 303947

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Robot Chimes 

Transformers meets pottery! These cool ceramic robots can act as wind chimes or a mobile for your room. Our professional pottery instructors will help you create your own robot in our fun and exciting pottery studio. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, July 8, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 7+
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50
  • Barcode: 304349

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Bird's Nest Baskets 

Create your own ceramic bird’s nest basket complete with eggs and a twisted handle. This little basket makes a beautiful decoration or a catch-all for trinkets. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Ages: 7-16
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50
  • Barcode: 304171

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Spiky Cactus Pencil Holder 

Keep your pens and pencils in your very own ceramic cactus! Design, build and decorate your cactus with help from our professional pottery instructors in a fun and exciting environment. Includes all supplies and firing.

  • Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Ages: 7-16
  • Markham Resident Cost: $40
  • Non Markham Resident Cost: $50
  • Barcode: 304173

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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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