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

This workshop is based on contemporary and traditional clay figurines made by potters in New Mexico and parts of South America, such as Peru. It emphasizes the importance of the storyteller, the listener, oral traditions and telling your own story. 

*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.


  • Art: make experimental and informed artistic choices when creating artworks
  • Students relate how culture is reflected in visual arts across time and place
  • Social: communities in Canada; connecting with the World


Student Outcomes

  • Explore how texture can be used to create a visual effect
  • Differentiate between two- and three-dimensional shapes
  • 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
  • Create art for enjoyment


Suggested Pairings

Exploring Art – Art Gallery of St. Albert