Birch bark once provided the only natural source of paper for Indigenous people on Turtle Island (what many of us now refer to as North America).
- Be inspired by patterns and subject matter found in traditional and contemporary Birch Bark Biting artwork. Students are challenged to create their own contemporary mixed media art piece that pays homage to the Indigenous people who respectfully gather and use materials from the natural world to create art without harming or destroying the land. Teachers will experience land based learning concepts used by Indigenous artists.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit: Indigenous identities, connections, expressions, preservation, protocol, Elder and Knowledge Keeper oral histories and land-based learning.
Art: Reflection, depiction, composition and expression; form and function
Social: The land, histories and stories of Alberta
Science: Plant growth and change; Wetland ecosystems; Trees and Forests; Physical geography of Canada
Math: Pattern and repetition, symmetry, positive and negative space
Suggested field trips to pair with:
First Nations, Métis and Inuit at the Musée Héritage Museum
In-School Field Trip:
In-School Field Trip: Due to the amount of supplies required for our Indigenous Visual Art programs, we require you to book two or three classes of the same program on the same day.
Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780 459 1163 for more information regarding booking an in-school field trip.
Preparation for In-School Field Trip:
We require a large room with paper-covered tables and access to a sink for the whole day if offering more than one in-school field trip in a day. Your instructor will arrive 30 minutes early to set up the room and prepare for the field trip start time indicated on your confirmation letter. Parent volunteers are required to assist instructors with handing out supplies and clean up.
We are a non-profit organization and field trip fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.
- Minimum class fee is based on 16 students
- $8.75 per student with a minimum class fee of $140
You will be charged for the number of students indicated at the time of booking unless you call one day prior to indicate a number change.
We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.
Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to:
Arts and Heritage St. Albert
Suite #200, 20 Perron Street
St. Albert, AB T8N 1E4
For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or email@example.com