Arts and Heritage Foundation St. Albert

September: Clay Hand Building

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Instructor: Siân Ramsden

Day: Thursdays

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. 


    Upcoming Classes

      • September 7: Layered Leaf Plate: Clay slabs are cut, attached, and embellished using a variety of texture tools, and painted using coloured underglazes. Once bisque fired, your project will receive a final dip in clear glaze and a final firing for a unique food safe plate, perfect for tasty snacks!
      • September 14: Pinch Pot Piggy Bank: Learn to form and join sturdy pinch pots into a hollow 3D piggy or other animal worthy of eating up all the loose change that comes their way! (Coloured glaze painting, bisque firing and a final clear dip glaze firing is included)

      • September 21: Coiled Coffee Cup: Explore building vessels with clay coils by starting right at the bottom and working your way up! Complete a colourful and unique food safe cup, suitable for juice, milk or hot chocolate! (Coloured glaze painting, bisque firing and a final clear dip glaze firing is included)

      • September 28: Silly Sculptures: Building on the different clay techniques discovered in previous clay classes, you will be challenged to create an abstract sculpture that defies explanation! (Coloured glaze painting, bisque firing and a final clear dip glaze firing is included)

      NOTE: Projects can be picked up at Art Gallery of St. Albert one month after being created.


      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