Try your hand at something new


Head back to class this fall in our Craft & Design Studio! We offer beginner- and intermediate-level courses and workshops for adults (18+) in everything from textiles and hot glass to pottery and jewellery-making. Enjoy small class sizes and one-on-one instruction from our own Artists-in-Residence.


Glass Blowing
Next course begins September 30
This weekend course covers solid (i.e. paperweights) and blown forms (cups, bowls and plates), colour application, hot and cold techniques and use of studio equipment.

Silkscreen Printing
Next course begins October 5
Join us for this five-week course and learn to make screen positives, coat and shoot silkscreens. Students work on a self-directed project, which may include printing cards, posters, t-shirts or clothing.

Next course begins October 5
Learn to make cups, vases and bowls on the pottery wheel and with hand-building techniques during this six-week course.

Make Your Own Glass Pumpkin
One day only! October 8
Join us for a fun Halloween workshop and sculpt hot glass into your very own pumpkin.

Ceramic Hand Building Techniques
Next course begins October 8
This six-week course provides students with the opportunity to learn and use current hand building techniques for making functional and small sculptural objects.

Toronto Music Garden Tours
September 28, Free
Learn about the garden’s unique design and history on a guided 45-minute tour, led by a Toronto Botanical Garden volunteer. Reservations are not required. Last tour of the season!

Nuit Blanche Toronto
October 1, Free
Toronto is transformed by the city’s largest, annual celebration of contemporary art! Facing the Sky, curated by Louise Déry, features 10 projects along the waterfront, with six projects at Harbourfront Centre.

Pratibha Arts
October 2
A one-day series featuring performances by emerging South Asian dance and percussion artists. Presented in association with Harbourfront Centre as part of NextSteps.

To Shut the Mouths of Lions
October 6
To Shut the Mouths of Lions tackles important and difficult subject matter in a compassionate and insightful way, using humour, pathos and drama in its portrayal of a family burdened by secrets and assumptions.

37th edition of Toronto’s International Festival of Authors
October 20–30
Join us this October as IFOA welcomes more than 200 Canadian and International participants to Toronto for 11 days of readings, interviews, artist talks, round table discussions and more. Get your tickets today!

Stories We Tell: Visual Arts Exhibitions
Until December 22, Free
Our fall exhibitions help celebrate the 37th International Festival of Authors and Nuit Blanche at Harbourfront Centre and includes Five Ways, an exploration of the graphic novel guest curated by Canadian cartoonist, writer and artist Seth.