This art project introduces students to the use of gel mediums and non-conventional, recycled art materials, blending drawing, painting and collaging techniques that will expand their creative expression.




Why do the Inuit live so far north in a seemingly inhospitable land of ice and snow?  How has this landscape shaped their lives and how does it provide them with food and shelter necessary to survive? Through oral storytelling and sharing of photographs, students learn the visual characteristics of the landscape in Nunavut and become inspired to create a Midnight Sun landscape on canvas using a combination of recycled paper, fabric, beads and gel mediums.

Learning outcomes:

Students will:

  • Explore a variety of recycled items with textures best suited for mimicking the plant and rock formations of the tundra, helping them understand the importance of preserving this fragile landscape


Students and teachers will:

  • Take an imaginary walk across the northern landscape to explore the interconnections of Inuit kinship with the land, plants and animals

Curriculum Links:

First Nations, Métis and Inuit: Indigenous identities, connections, expressions, preservation, protocol, Elder and Knowledge Keeper oral histories and land-based learning.

Art: reflection, depiction, composition and expression; Decorative styles

Social: Inuit Communities and where they are located

Suggested field trips to pair with:

The Inuit at the Musée Héritage Museum

In-School Field Trip:

In-School Field Trip: Due to the amount of supplies required for our Indigenous Visual Art programs, we require you to book two or three classes of the same program on the same day.

Kindly email or call 780 459 1163 for more information regarding booking an in-school field trip.

In-School Fees:

  • $8.75 per student (minimum class fee of $140 based on 16 students)
  • Added travel fee of $60.00 for St. Albert and $90.00 for Edmonton (Please request a quote for all outlying areas)

Studio Fees:

  • $8.75 per student (minimum class fee of $140 based on 16 students)


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to:
Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200
20 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or

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Total Time

1.5 hours


Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Cultural, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, math, Social Studies


In-school field trip, Visual Arts Studios, St. Albert Place