These special hollow Christmas trees will be embellished with all the trimmings, including tiny holes for battery powered tealights to shine through.

In this more advanced clay workshop, students receive step by step instructions on how to roll, scratch and attach a series of coils to build a hollow cone form. Coils can be impressed to look like pine branches and small clay ornaments can be added. This is a seasonal class that runs in the fall and winter months up to early December. Clay projects are normally ready for pick up within two weeks of your program. 


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 how to roll proper coils, then scratch and attach properly to create a strong, balanced art piece. 

Curriculum Links: 

  • Art: refining forms, creative process, expression and celebration, fine and gross motor skill development
  • Social: Cultural and Global Citizenship
  • Science: 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


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Total Time

1.5 hours

Grades

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Clay Program, Holidays, Virtual field trip

Location

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