Christmas Tea Tree Light

Grade(s): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Location: Visual Art Studios at St. Albert Place (Art Gallery of St. Albert)

Program Delivery: In Person, In School, and Virtual

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.

*Note: All in school and virtual clay programs use air dry clay which is much less durable than clay that is bisque fired at our visual art studios. We cannot transport clay from in-school programs to the visual art studios for firing, but if your school has a kiln and a technician, we can supply suitable clay for firing at your school. 

Click here for information on in school techniques for finishing air dry clay



  • Children explore and represent ideas in and through visual arts
  • Students construct an idea visually using the elements of art
  • Students experiment with how messages can be communicated in and through visual arts
  • Students represent messages through artistic choices related to the elements of art


Student Outcomes

  • Explore how texture can be used to create a visual effect
  • 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
  • Going beyond previous levels of pinch pot clay modelling to more advanced coil vessels