Nunavut Kayak

Grade(s): 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 Person, In School, and Virtual

Students create a three-dimensional Inuit inspired figure, complete with traditional clothing.



  • Art: refining forms, creative process, expression and celebration, fine and gross motor skill development
  • Science: shapes, colours, animals, seasons, experimentation, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making
  • Social: being together, belonging and connecting, communities in Canada (Inuit)


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
  • Students connect with world cultures and experience diversity
  • Examine a variety of different Inuksuit images, discuss the purpose of building these stone landmarks in harsh northern climates


Suggested Pairings

Exploring Art – Art Gallery of St. Albert

The Inuit – Musée Héritage Museum