Grain Elevator

Grade(s): 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

Built in 1906 and 1929, two grain elevators stand side-by-side at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park. Students capture the iconic grain elevators in a three dimensional project, including farm trucks bringing grain to the elevator and trains for transporting the grain.

*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: refining forms, creative process, expression and celebration, fine and gross motor skill development
  • Social: Alberta: The Land, Histories & Stories; Developing an understanding of Western Canada


Student Outcomes

  • Learn the different parts of a grain elevator and out buildings  
  • 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 cutting and coiling clay in order to create a realistic rendering of a grain elevator
  • Create art for enjoyment


Suggested Pairings

Communities the Grow – St. Albert Grain Elevator