The Tipi is a home that moves around but maintains a strong foundation. We will begin by building a tipi as we learn about the people, their traditions and values, why the poles are so important and the value associated with each tipi pole. To conclude we gather as a community to share objects and compare tipis.

Curriculum Links: Aboriginal life

Complements the Tipi Scene workshop at the Art Gallery of St. Albert’s Visual Arts Studios.


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • We charge a minimum class fee based on 14 students
  • $5.25 per student


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


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

Curriculum Link

First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Social Studies


In-school field trip, Musée Héritage Museum