Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert

Fall: Artventures

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Instructor: Heather Shepherd

Enjoy creative art-making experiences that complement gallery exhibitions. Themes vary each month, providing a fun opportunity to explore new skills and techniques while learning essential art fundamentals.

Art supplies included.


Ages: 7–12

Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street 


Upcoming Classes

September 16: Paper Plants  

Create a paper plant sculpture using wire, pipe cleaners and more. Plus, we’ll tour our current exhibitions to gain some inspiration for our projects. What type of plant will you make? 


October 21: Felt and Fabric Maps    

Join us to create a colourful map inspired by Heather Shillinglaw’s exhibition mâmitonêyihcikan  kotâwîw – my mind digs in the soil like a turtle. Our maps can show our favourite places we call home, and will use materials like fabric, pieces of felt, fabric crayons and more! 


November 18: Self-Portrait Collage 

Create a self-portrait from scrapbook paper, magazine clippings, and more inspired by the works of Jacqueline Huskisson featured in her staircase exhibition Liminal Spaces. Our instructor will guide participants to look at the unique shapes that create our faces and demonstrate some fun collage techniques too! 


December 16: Light & Dark  

Come view our current exhibitions and explore a fun printmaking project with us! Our instructor will teach participants to make a dramatic and bold Styrofoam print on dark paper using white ink. Please dress for a mess! 


Discover what others have to say about our classes!

What was your favourite part of the class?

"I enjoyed every aspect of the class, from the freedom to create projects to the support provided by Shirley during challenges, such as throwing items on the wheel."

JoanClass: Pottery Throwing Level 2

"We enjoyed the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere and received great instruction. Loved it!"

ColleenClass: Bead a Flower Pin

"I loved that Heather came around and asked each of us what we wanted to get out of that class. Then she did demos each class based on that."

VanessaClass: Pottery Throwing Level 2

"The program brought together an excellent group of people with different levels of treaty knowledge. I loved how Celina approached topics with openness and empathy. Her discussion of the generational impacts of residential schools was very moving. Additionally, her sharing of her family’s oral histories of negotiating and signing treaties was eye-opening."

ReganClass: We Are All Treaty People: Stitch your own Treaty 6 Needlework Sampler

"Watching my daughter have a great time getting her hands dirty and hearing her talk about how much she loves clay now."

FelicityClass: Kids Clay

"Each class explores a different medium and the kids love it!"

Lennon and MaelleClass: Artventures