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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.

Animal Architects: Suspended Homes

Location
Online via Webinarjam
Join AGA Educator Kerri on Saturday mornings at 10am for an exploration of animal architecture.

Join AGA Educator Kerri in our studio this summer and discover the creative habits and building behaviours of animals. Inspired by our children’s gallery exhibition Animal Architects, we’ll examine a new animal or insect each week to better understand how they make and build. Then, we’ll make an artwork inspired by nature’s artistry.

Fun fact: Spiders and caterpillars have special glands that enable them to produce silk threads, a very useful building material! Transformed into cocoons or webs, you can find them hanging from a tree branches or sticking to the sides or corners of a building. This week, let us explore these amazing structures before building our own using materials from around the house.

Gather up the listed supplies from around your home, review our prep list and meet us online on Saturdays at 10am! Register through Webinarjam.

Materials:

  • An old T-shirt or two
  • Scissors
  • An embroidery hoop (20-30 cm) OR a piece of cardboard cut into a circle about 20-30 cm with slits around perimeter every 2 cms about 1 cm deep. See example here
  • Scrap yarn, fabric strips, embroidery thread, buttons, beads, twine
  • Flexible wire such as floral wire, jewelry wire or twist ties
  • Optional: Crochet hook, plastic large eyed yarn needle
Bios

Kerri has been working as a teacher and facilitator for over 15 years and thrives on encouraging children and youth to engage with their curiosity in exploring Art. Furthermore, Kerri is a multi-disciplinary artist whose practice encompasses visual art installation, prose and song. She has worked across Canada, the United States and Europe. She has a Diploma in Music Theatre from Grant MacEwan, a BFA majoring in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montreal and also studied at  École Nationale des Beaux-Arts à Lyon in France. Kerri has recently returned to her beloved native city and is thrilled to be an AGA Education team member. 

Dates and Tickets

Free, registration required through Webinarjam
Free, registration required through Webinarjam
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Audience: All ages
Tags: education

Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 11am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

Admission

AGA members
FREE
Youth 0-17
FREE
Alberta students 18+
FREE
Out-of-province students
$10
General admission
$14
Seniors 65+
$10

Location

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1

780.422.6223
info@youraga.ca

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The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 Territory, the traditional land of diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway/Saulteaux/Anishinaabe. We also acknowledge all of the Indigenous, Inuit and Métis peoples who make Alberta their home today.