Art Gallery of St. Albert provides hands-on, curriculum-based visual arts programming for Homeschool students.


Homeschool Exploring Art Days – January to June 

Homeschool Exploring Art days take place at the Art Gallery of St. Albert every second Tuesday from January 14 to June 16. Art Gallery of St. Albert provides educational art programs instructed by professional art instructors right in the heart of downtown St. Albert. Our not for profit art programs are perfectly designed for children who are 5 to 13 years of age. Programs are 1.5 hours in length and parents are welcome to stay and learn right along with us! 

Tour & Art: Through interactive tours and hands-on art activities, students will engage with the arts in a way that develops their curiosity and knowledge. Students learn about the cultural, historical, and social contexts of artworks on display while exploring themes of Spaces and Places, Materials and Process, and Art and Society.  

Dates: April 21, May 5, 19, June 2, 16 
Time: 1:30-3pm 
Location: Art Gallery of St Albert, 19 Perron St 
Cost: $10.50 per child (SHINE members save $2!) 

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In February and March, experience our unique programming with Heather Shillinglaw, Indigenous Visual Art Programmer, during the exhibit Nintawin. Additional times on Tuesdays, and select Wednesdays available – contact registration at 780-459-1163. 


Homeschool Art & Clay Days – January to June

Homeschool Art & Clay Days provide a full day of studio art and clay programs designed for families wanting to get out of the house and be creative! Art Gallery of St. Albert provides educational art programs instructed by professional art instructors right in the heart of downtown St. Albert. Our not for profit art programs are perfectly designed for children who are 5 to 13 years of age. Programs are 1.5 hours in length and parents are welcome to stay and learn right along with us!

Dates: March 30, April 27, May 21
Times: 10:30–12 pm and 1:30–3 pm (Register for both and join us for the whole day!)
Location: St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios, 5 St Anne Street
Cost: $12 for clay and $15 for art (SHINE members save $2!)

Note: Registration closes 2 days prior to program taking places. Contact shannonv@artsandheritage.ca to see if more spots are available, even if “sales ended” appears. Thank you!

 

Clay Programs:

Date

Time

Cost

Class  

Description

Sample

March 30 (cancelled) 10:30 am $12 Rose for Mom This beautiful rose will never fade! Students learn to fashion a rose with lovely petals, a bud and some leaves resting on a circular base. It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift!
April 27 10:30 am $12 Father’s Day Trophy This is the perfect clay project for Father’s Day! Students learn to cut a slab into a trophy shape, roll coils for decorative handles and use different clay tools to decorate it especially for dad.
May 21 10:30 am $12 Masks and Peru Students create a mask inspired by ancient cultures of Peru.
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Art Programs

 

Date

Time

Cost

Class  

Description

Sample

March 30 (cancelled) 1:30 pm $15 Linoleum Printing Using professional linoleum cutting tools, students carve their own designs into Safety-Kut blocks. These lino blocks are then inked and transferred onto specialty rag paper. Students are shown techniques for printing without a press to create stunning imagery.
April 27 1:30 pm $15 Needle Felted Landscape Needle felting is a process where wool fibers are locked together using a special felting needle. Felting needles have angled barbs along their length that grab and bind fibers together. Students will learn the basic theory of two-dimensional needle felting. This new knowledge will be used to explore the nature of wool and binding wool fibers together in new and creative ways.
May 21 1:30 pm $15 Needle Felted Owl in 3D 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.
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Become a Homeschool Organizer!

A Homeschool Organizer is a homeschool parent who:photo-5_2

  • can gather 16 to 20 homeschool students (ages 5–12) in order to attend art programs as a group.  Specific groups of younger or older students can be accommodated.
  • agrees to be billed directly by Arts and Heritage St. Albert and is responsible for collecting program fees from all homeschool parents in their established group.
  • chooses suitable dates and program times for specific studio art programs or gallery tours that all other parents and children can attend
  • is the main contact for relaying information between the Program Registrar, Program Manager and participating parents and students.

PLEASE NOTE: Parents with children under 6 years of age and without older siblings, are asked to stay and assist their children during these programs. Older students can attend without parental supervision but instructors must be provided with emergency cell numbers. Parents are not to drop off children without first checking in with the instructor prior to the beginning of each program. If less than 10 children register for this program, a cancellation notice with be emailed on the Friday prior and your fees will be refunded.

“Your class is a favorite… It has inspired not only a love of clay (hand&pottery) but storytelling and connection…” – Samantha, Homeschool parent