The Province of Alberta has a particular outline that students will recognize and re-create with a clay slab. The official flower and tree, the Wild Rose and the Lodge Pole Pine are a creative addition to this unique clay piece celebrating Alberta!

Students receive step by step instructions on how to cut a slab of clay into the iconic shape of Alberta with its’ western mountains and vast plains. The Northern boreal forests are home to the Lodge Pole Pine, favoured by Indigenous Peoples for their long straight trunks, perfect for Tipi poles. The Wild Rose can be found all across the prairies and is well known for its thorny branches and pink, sweet smelling flowers. 


Learning outcomes: 

Students will: 

  • Learn what clay is and where it comes from; why it is bisque fired in a kiln; how to use clay and clay tools safely in a professional studio environment. 
  • Learn some interesting facts about Alberta such as how the Wild Rose and Lodgepole Pine came to officially represent our province 
  • Experiment with drawingimpressing, rollingand coiling clay in order to create a realistic rendering of the Province of Albertaa Wild Rose and Lodge Pole Pine. 

Curriculum Links: 

  • Art: refining forms, creative process, expression and celebration, fine and gross motor skill development
  • Social: Belonging and Connecting, My world, home, school, community
  • Science: Plants, Experimentation, Critical thinking, problem solving and decision making

Suggested field trips to pair with: 


Visual Art Studio Field Trips: 

The Art Gallery of St. Albert runs clay and multimedia art fieldtrips in the Visual Art Studios at St. Albert Place, located at 5 St. Anne Street. Parent volunteers are required for our programs to be a successful experience for all, so please provide them with correct address information on your fieldtrip forms. 

St. Albert Place is a public building so it is important to keep voices down when entering the front doors and walking past the elevators to the end of the hall with your class. There are coat hangers available for three different classes under the windows outside of the studios. Please keep your students grouped together and knock on your assigned studio door when you are ready to enter. Instructors will meet you in the hallway to confirm student numbers and inform students and adults of important studio rules before entering. 

Kindly email registration@artsandheritage.ca or call 780 459 1163 for more information regarding booking a Visual Art Studio field trip.


NEW Virtual Fees:

  • $8.75 per student (minimum class fee of $140 based on 16 students)
  • Includes Art Kit (Air-dry clay, clay tools and water buckets; please inform registration if you would prefer H435 bisque fired clay)
    • free pickup at Art Gallery of St. Albert or
    • Added fee of $60.00 for delivery in St. Albert and $90.00 for delivery in Edmonton (Please request a quote for all outlying areas)

Studio Fees:

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

Payment:

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 registration@artsandheritage.ca


Information and Policies

Total Time

1.5 hours

Grades

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Clay Program, Cultural, Social Studies, Virtual field trip

Location

Virtual field trip, Visual Arts Studios, St. Albert Place