Alberta Crest

Grade(s): 4, 5, and 6

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

Program Delivery: Virtual, In School, and In Studio

The Alberta provincial flag depicts the provincial shield with St. George’s Cross, blue sky, snow-capped mountains, green hills, prairie fields, and wheat sheaves. Students design the shield on a slab of clay that resembles a flag waving in the wind.



  • Understand the inspiration behind a piece of art
  • Geographical boundaries and physical features of Alberta
  • Examining landforms, location and boundaries that contributed to the settlement of Alberta


Student Outcomes

  • 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
  • Experiment with drawing, impressing, rolling and coiling clay in order to create a low relief flag shape on a slab of clay
  • Explore how texture can be used to create a visual effect


Suggested Pairing

Historic St. Albert Tours–Musée Heritage Museum