Inuit printmaking began with the people of Nunavut, then known as Kinngait, about 55 years ago. Walrus tusks or rocks were carved and then inked and printed onto paper. Students use scratch-foam to create prints inspired by Inuit images. Required: A large table covered with kraft paper for printing station, desks covered with paper, access to water and plenty of drying space.

 Class Preparation

Please cover desks and tables with paper before the instructor arrives. Kraft paper is best for clay and messy workshops. A large central table is needed for some workshops, such as Decorative Eggs, Inuit Inspired Printmaking, and Linoleum Printing. Access to water is essential for cleanup whether it be a sink in the classroom, bathrooms, or a large bucket filled with water. Remember to wear nametags and remember to dress for art!

Note: instructor must stay in one room for the entire day when 3 programs are booked.

Visual arts workshops enhance school curricula in social studies, language arts, science, religion and math, as well as art. Professional artist facilitators encourage students to express themselves visually. Hands on workshops offer students unique opportunities to explore a variety of materials, equipment and techniques not often available in regular school programs.

Inspirational artist-led demonstrations provide technical instruction and guidance. An art history perspective enriches programs where applicable. The highest priority is to stimulate each student’s imagination and creativity.

In-School Fees:

  • $9 per student (minimum class fee based on 16 students)
  • Added travel fee of $65 for St. Albert and $95 for Edmonton (Please request a quote for all outlying areas)


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

What People are Saying about Inuit Inspired Printmaking

“Loved how it fit with the curriculum and was very child based for our grade level.” – teacher from Ecole Marie Poburan

“All of my experiences have been awesome. Curriculum based is always great for teachers! Wonderful Learning! Certainly a super task that grade 2 is capable of accomplishing.” – teacher from Clara Tyner Elementary

Total Time

1.5 hours


Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Social Studies


In-school field trip