Needle Felted Owl

Grade(s): 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

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

Program Delivery: In Person, In School, and Virtual

Felting is one of the oldest fiber arts crafts dating back to 6300 BC. It predates spinning, weaving and knitting. Needle felting is now a popular fiber arts craft allowing students to use a special barbed needle as a sculpting tool. Barbs catch the scales in a bundle of wool and bind them together forming a 3D sculpture of an owl.



  • Craftmanship: Students will perfect images through economical use of material and efficiency of effort
  • Art: Develop realistic treatments and refine forms


Student Outcomes

  • Make artistic choices in the creation of artworks
  • Learn how to needle felt and explore different forms of art-making
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of specialized concepts and apply techniques, technologies, and related vocabulary in arts disciplines