Our not-for-profit educational art programs are fun and engaging for children who are 5 to 13 years of age, who do not attend daytime school regularly.
Programs are 1.5 hours long and are led by experienced professional artist instructors.
Parents are encouraged to stay and assist if their children are under 7 years of age or younger.
Homeschool Art Programs
Art Gallery of St. Albert provides fun, educational art programs instructed by professional art instructors right in the heart of downtown St. Albert.Our non-profit art programs are designed for families with children ages 5 to 13.
Programs are 1.5 hours in length and parents are always welcome but required to stay and assist any children under 7 years of age.
Get your family out of the house, take a personal break, or learn something new and leave the whole creative art making mess to us!
Program Day: Thursdays
Program Time: 1:30 to 3 pm
Program Location: St. Albert Place Visual Art Studios, 5 StAnne Street
Cost:$15 for all art programs (Recognized Homeschool Groups save $2 with their Promo Code when registering)
September 22- Clay Leaf Tray – Artists will sculpt their own trinket tray in the shape of a leaf!
September 29- Coloured Chalk Pastel Squirrel – Artists will learn how to use chalk pastels to make a colourful, unique drawing of a squirrel for fall.
October 6- Polymer Clay Earrings – Artists will sculpt a fun set of colourful earrings for themselves or as a gift for someone special!
October 13- Fall Themed Charcoal Drawings – Artist will discover the bold intensity of carcoal by experimenting with simple outlines, shading, and blending, to make finished drawings.
October 20- Paint a Pumpkin – You’ve heard of pumpkin carving, now try your hand at pumpkin painting! Artists will decorate pumpkins using paint and create a work of art worth displaying!
October 27- Needle Felted Owl – Needle felting is a popular fiber arts craft that challenges students to sculpt wool using a special barbed needle. Barbs catch the scales in a bundle of wool and bind them together to form a 3D owl sculpture.
November 3- Arm Knitted Scarf – Artists will master the basics of arm knitting with this easy-to-follow class, no experience required! In this class, artists will learn how to cast on, stitch rows, and how to tie off and/or begin a new skein of yarn. Get ready to be yarned and dangerous!
November 10- Clay Snowman – Artists will sculpt their own cute and playful snowman!
November 24- Clay Jewelry – Artists will sculpt their own necklace pendant for themselves or someone special!
December 1- Wax & Watercolour Snowflakes – Artists will learn how to create the symmetry and balance of a delicate snowflake by experimenting with wax resist and watercolours.
December 8- Holidays Around the World Part 1 – Artists will learn about holidays around the world and create 1-2 small projects that relate to the experience! (Christmas, Hanukkah)
December 15- Holidays around the world Part 2 – Artists will learn about holidays around the world and create 1-2 small projects that relate to the experience! (Diwali, Bodhi Day)
December 22- Multimedia: Holidays around the world Part 3 – Artists will learn about holidays around the world and create 1-2 small projects that relate to the experience! (Chinese New Year, Ramadan/Eid Al-Fitr)
Exploring Art Field-Trips offer a multi-faceted approach to art education that inspires deeper learning for students, teachers, and community groups of all ages.
“Your class is a favorite… It has inspired not only a love of clay (hand&pottery) but storytelling and connection…” – Samantha, Homeschool parent
We have implemented comprehensive safety protocols to protect students and staff so that they can attend and safely enjoy our field trips. Learn more about our safety protocols here.
Safety protocols in place include:
Those experiencing symptoms are required to stay home (A make-up class or equivalent supplies and instructions will be provided for students who miss a class due to illness)
Increased cleaning of high-touch surfaces
Individual supplies for each student
Hand sanitizer available in class
Gloves available in class
Socially distanced workspaces and social distancing of 2 metres will be promoted when moving about the classroom/studio/ gallery
Please note, there may be an occasion where we are unable to safely offer regular classes consistently due to the unpredictability of COVID-19. This could result in classes being interrupted, canceled, or moved to online, depending on the program.