“A wonderful experience with a gorgeous outcome. The program was well organized and taught nicely step by step.” – teacher from St. Augustine Elementary

“We have always had a wonderful experience with all of the programs over the years. I appreciate the fact that they are curriculum based not only in art but in the other core subject areas as well. – teacher from Onoway School











Students create their own version of a beautiful, brilliant butterfly using clay! Did you know that North America is home to more than 700 species of butterfly? Not only are they beautiful to look at, they play an important role in the pollination of flowering plants and are great indicators of climate change and habitat destruction. Students examine an actual butterfly and view photographs of a variety of species before being led step-by-step through the process of how to build a symmetrical clay butterfly using hand shaped slabs and coils.

What are the learning outcomes for students?

Students will:

  • Explore land based learning concepts and discuss environmental impacts on butterfly habitats.
  • Discuss common butterfly species in Alberta and why colour, symmetry and pattern are important for their survival.

What are the learning outcomes for teachers?

Teacher will:

    • Learn basic clay hand building techniques and specific art methodologies that they can implement into their own classrooms.

Curriculum Links:

shapes, animals, seasons, small crawling and flying animals

Suggested field trips to pair with:

Spring along the River (Musée Héritage Museum)


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 registration@artsandheritage.ca

Information and Policies

Total Time

1.5 hours


Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Clay Program, Science


Visual Arts Studios, St. Albert Place