*Please note, summer pottery programs are limited due to studio closures for renovations.


Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert

Bead an Orange Shirt Day Pin

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Instructor: Maria Nelson

Learn the basics of beading using the single-needle technique to make your own Orange Shirt Day pin and learn about its significance. All materials will be provided, and no experience is required. The course will include a one-hour lunch break. 

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day. It is an opportunity for Canadians to reflect on the historical and ongoing impacts of the Residential School System and honour both the survivors and the children who never made it home.


Ages: 14+

Location: Historic River Lots4 Meadowview Drive, St. Albert and Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street


  • August 31, 10–3 pm
  • September 14, 10–3 pm

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VanessaClass: Pottery Throwing Level 2

"The program brought together an excellent group of people with different levels of treaty knowledge. I loved how Celina approached topics with openness and empathy. Her discussion of the generational impacts of residential schools was very moving. Additionally, her sharing of her family’s oral histories of negotiating and signing treaties was eye-opening."

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