Lap Loom Weaving

Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 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 Studio

In ancient times, many households kept sheep, goats or camels and used their hair or wool to make clothing. Lap Looms are small, portable weaving tools used to speed up the process of moving one thread up and down through another thread to create a piece of woven fabric. Students will leave this workshop with a decorative fibre art wall hanging or coaster.



  • Art: refining forms, creative process, expression and celebration, fine and gross motor skill development, explore colours, shapes, and lines in art


Student Outcomes

  • The weaving process helps to promote basic math concepts, fine motor control, dexterity, concentration, self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment
  • Students will gain a basic understanding of how wool is carded, spun into threads and then woven on a small loom
  • Students connect with world cultures and experience diversity


Suggested Pairing

Exploring Art – Art Gallery of St. Albert 


    Teacher Feedback

    I have done clay projects with you for as long as I can remember. Once again, everything was AMAZING! We have a new grade partner this year who had never been, and she absolutely loved it! The instructors are always excellent, They explain and guide the students in manageable chunks to make it easy for the kids to follow along. I love that you allow extra parents to come and assist. I especially like that the projects are always connected to the curriculum! Thanks again.

    Bishop David MotiukGr 3, “Nunavut Kayaks” Clay Program

    The Peru and Indigenous Peoples of Canada program perfectly connected Gr 3 Social Studies content with some Gr 4 Social Studies content. We had lots to talk about after.

    Lynnwood SchoolGr 3/4, “Peru and the Aboriginal People of Canada” Museum program

    The instructor was amazing. She engaged the students in the Métis culture. The activity was hands on and informative.

    St. Edmund SchoolGr 4 “Metis Contemporary Beading” Gallery Indigenous In-School Program