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.



  • 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