Very Messy Art

Grade(s): Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and 1

Location: In School

Program Delivery: In School

Children explore different mediums and create three works of art: a watercolour painting on artist-grade paper, an acrylic painting and a pinch pot using air-dry clay.



  • Art: Explore colours, shapes, and lines in art
  • Examine how line and shape can communicate an artist’s idea
  • Create art using different elements


Student Outcomes

  • Discover practical painting skills and explore various techniques while experimenting with new mediums
  • Learn about primary and secondary colours
  • Learn how to sculpt with clay


Suggested Pairing

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – 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