Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert
Fall: Kids Clay
Our pottery instructors guide an adult and child team to create a clay project together. You will learn about studio safety, how to use a variety of clay tools and how to construct basic shapes. Follow structured steps provided by our instructor, to help your child make a clay project or allow your child to explore, play and make a mess! We encourage all levels of learning through clay play and will ensure that your final sculpture is well built and able to withstand kiln firing.
Art supplies included.
Ages: 3–8 (Parented Program)
Location: St. Albert Place: Pottery Studio, 5 St. Anne Street
October 7: Tiny Tractor
Design, build and paint your own tiny tractor in this session of Kids Clay. Our instructor will guide you through the forming and decorating process so you can create a detailed and sturdy vehicle out of clay!
November 4: Turtle Keepsake
Create an awesome turtle keepsake with the guidance of our instructor! Start by creating a base with arms and a head that looks like a turtle, then create a pinch-pot turtle shell that sits over the top. After building our sculptures, we can decorate them using texture tools and colourful paints.
December 2: Snowman Plaque
Celebrate the chilly weather by making a beautiful snowman plaque! Participants will also learn to create a detailed snowman scene using texture tools, sculpting techniques and underglaze paints! We can’t wait to see what you will create.
"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."
"We enjoyed the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere and received great instruction. Loved it!"
"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."
"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."
"Watching my daughter have a great time getting her hands dirty and hearing her talk about how much she loves clay now."
"Each class explores a different medium and the kids love it!"