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.

*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



  • 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