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Holidays: Art and Religion

 

image047Ho Ho Ho: Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Père Noël, Kris Kringle, Santa Claus – a celebrated figure who gives presents to children and the poor. Students learn about sculpting facial features. Available until December 2nd.

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image049Manger Scene (Grade 4+): Students create a detailed 3D nativity scene that stands on its own. It’s a keepsake for years to come. Available until December 2nd.

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image051Standing Angel: If students have made the Angel Wall Plaque, they will enjoy this standing sculpture, complete with wings and halo. This angel also clasps a small wax candle to light up the Christmas season. Available until December 2nd.

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Cultural: Art and Social Studies

 

image053Alberta Flag (Grades 3+): The Alberta provincial flag depicts the provincial shield with St. George’s Cross, blue sky, snow-capped mountains, green hills, prairie fields, and wheat sheaves. Students design the shield on a slab of clay that resembles a flag waving in the wind.

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image055Elephant World: Elephants are fascinating animals and have played an important role in many Asian cultures, especially India. Students create a side view of their elephant using a high relief method. Teachers may specify Asian or African elephants.

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image057Grain Elevator Scene: Built in 1906 and 1929, two elevators still stand side-by-side at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park. Students capture the iconic grain elevators in a three-dimensional project, including a train for transporting grain.

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Masks and Peru: Students create a mask inspired by ancient cultures of Peru. The instructor will recommend paint finishing techniques at the workshop.  Complements the Peru and The Aboriginal People of Canada program at the Museum.

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image061Northwest Coastal Inspired Mask: First Nations bands along the northwest coast of Canada, such as the Kwakiutl, used highly stylized designs to fashion traditional ceremonial masks. Students create masks that incorporate animal, human and supernatural traits, using bold, flowing lines and ovoid shapes.

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image063Storytellers: This workshop is based on contemporary and traditional clay figurines made by potters in New Mexico and parts of South America, such as Peru. It emphasizes the importance of the storyteller, the listener, oral traditions and telling your own story. Complements the Peru and The Aboriginal People of Canada program at the Museum. 

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image065Tipi Scene: Using a range of hand building techniques, shapes and details, students make a three dimensional Tipi scene.  Complements the Tipi As Home program at the Museum.

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image067Tunisian Doors: Tunisia is well known for its beautifully decorated doors. Wooden doors are adorned with nail head designs and symbols meant to represent the owner’s beliefs.  Doors are most often painted a vivid blue to represent blue sky and good fortune. Complements St. Albert and Tunisia Program at the Museum.

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Favorites: Art and Science

 

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image069Animal Pencil Holder: A whimsical animal decorates the front of this pencil holder and the tail curls around the back. As an alternative, you may also choose a different animal when registering.

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image071Owl: Alberta’s provincial bird is the Great Horned Owl. It was voted the official bird by the province’s school children in 1977. This resourceful and resilient bird exemplifies the best traits of Alberta’s people, both past and present.

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Creative Expression: Art

 

image073Parent Plaque (Grade 3): This delightful wall plaque shows a student along with their parents as a low relief sculpture. For Grade 5+, you may request a family plaque, where students make their entire family, including pets. Let the registration office know ahead of time.

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image075Rose 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!

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photo 3Cupcake Keepsake: Students will love this delicious looking clay cupcake!  Using basic clay building techniques such as pinch pot   and coil, students’ create a unique container for holding valuable little treasures.

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