This gentle herbivore lived in the late Jurassic period. Stegasaurus is best known for the fact that it was an herbivore and had two rows of armoured plates that ran along it’s back and tail. Scientists now illustrate this dinosaur with a spiky tail held up in the air for protection while its head remained low to the ground in order to eat vegetation. Students learn different hand building techniques that will allow them to successfully create this amazing creature that once roamed the earth.

Learning outcomes:

Students will:

  • Learn how big the Stegasaurus actually was, based on fossil evidence.
  • Look at images and discuss what Stegasaurus may have eaten and how they may have protected themselves from larger predators.
  • Learn basic hand building skills will be explored and the instructor will take students through a step by step process of how to model a Stegasaurus using clay and clay tools.

Teachers will:

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

Curriculum Links:

shapes, animals, fossils

Suggested field trips to pair with:

Exploring Art Tours at the Art Gallery of St. Albert

Preparation for Teachers:

Please bring your confirmation letter and AHF locations map with you. Field trips start and end as indicated on your confirmation letter. If bussing is late, instructors may modify your field trips in order to finish on time. Field trips are booked 30 minutes apart to allow for cleanup and preparation for the next class. Please be mindful of walking students through a public space and keep voices low while removing coats in the Visual Art hallway outside of the studios. Teachers will receive an email when clay projects are ready for pick up at the St. Albert Place Painting Studio approximately two weeks after the field trip takes place. Projects can be painted back in the classroom with acrylic paint.

Virtual Fees:

  • $9 per student (minimum class fee based on 16 students)
  • Includes Art Kit (Air-dry clay, clay tools and water buckets; please inform registration if you would prefer H435 bisque fired clay)
    • free pickup at Art Gallery of St. Albert or
    • Added fee of $65 for delivery in St. Albert and $95 for delivery in Edmonton (Please request a quote for all outlying areas)

Studio Fees:

  • $9 per student (minimum class fee of based on 16 students)


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

Information and Policies


Total Time

1.5 hours


Kindergarten, Grade 1

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Clay Program, Science


Virtual field trip, Visual Arts Studios, St. Albert Place