Faux Caribou Hair Tufting

Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, and 4

Location: Visual Art Studios at St. Albert Place (Art Gallery of St. Albert)

Program Delivery: In School

Caribou hair tufting shows pride in traditional arts and helps keep alive cultural connections to people and land. Students will create their own faux Caribou tufting art piece that resembles traditional caribou hair tufting.



  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit: Indigenous identities, connections, expressions, preservation, protocol, Elder and Knowledge Keeper oral histories and land-based learning


Student Outcomes

  • Art: Develop realistic treatments and refine forms
  • Science: Colours, Animals, Seasons
  • Learn why it is so important to respectfully gather natural materials from the land so as not to destroy nature’s balance and bring about the potential extinction of a species. Wherever possible students use man-made, recycled, or reused materials to create their art piece
  • Appreciates the unique characteristics, interests, gifts and talents of others


Suggested Pairing

Landmarks–Musée Heritage Museum