Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert
January: Creations in Clay
Time: 1:30 pm to 3 pm
Series Fee: $60 per child ($15 per class)
Series Duration: Four classes per month
Location: Visual Art Studios, St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street
NOTE: Please contact our Registrar ( 780-459-1163) if you are a Homeschool parent interested in organizing a group of 10 children to take part in a visual art field trip of your choice. The minimum fee to book group art programs on select weekday afternoons from September to June is $150.
- January 4–Family Plaque: Using various hand-building techniques, learn to build a low-relief family portrait in clay.
- January 11–Alberta Crest: Create a low-relief sculpture of the Alberta Crest using various building techniques, texture tools and by drawing on clay.
- January 18–Sgraffito Pot: Construct a vessel using clay coils or the pinch pot method. Add a coat of underglaze and scratch away the surface to create delicate patterns or rich textural details. (no edits)
- January 25–Underglaze Painting: Decorate your pottery with various colourful underglaze paints, and our instructor will do a final dip in a clear glaze for a shiny and durable finish
"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!"