Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert
Fall: Preschool Picasso
Enjoy creative art-making experiences that foster self-expression, art appreciation and skill development. Art-making activities including collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and more! Sessions are designed to help your child learn basic art fundamentals.
Ages: 3–6 (Parented Program)
Location: Art Gallery of St. Albert, 19 Perron Street
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: Portrait collage
Create a portrait of yourself or a loved one using scrapbook paper inspired by the works of Jaqueline Huskisson featured in her staircase exhibition Liminal Spaces. Our instructor will demonstrate collage techniques and guide participants to look at the unique shapes that make up our faces!
December 16: Light and Dark
Come view our current exhibitions and explore Styrofoam printmaking with us! We will be creating bold prints using white ink on dark paper to make your designs really pop. Please dress for mess!
"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!"