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Project-Based

Want to add a special project to one of your curricular areas? Need an art project or gift for parents or volunteers?

Need an art project or gift for parents or volunteers? These Soapstone Art Projects are educational, hands-on and project-based. Each student will complete a soapstone sculpture to display in the classroom or to take-home. This program will complement many curricular areas and all grade levels!

Highlights

  • Activities: Students learn about traditional Inuit uses of soapstone, where soapstone comes from and the process the Inuit went through to get it. Students use various rasps, 3 grits of sandpaper and oil to carve and complete their own soapstone shape.
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • Take-Home: Personalized Soapstone Carving

This program can be delivered in the following ways

In-School Field Trip

Our tried and true 2 hour field trips take place right IN your classroom! No bus to rent, no wasted school time due to traveling and no long documents to fill out! Our experienced field trip presenters will come to your classroom to deliver our 100% provincial curriculum aligned field trips. Each theme based field trip is action packed and hands-on!

Volunteers: 1-3 requested

Take home:  Soapstone shape

Video Conference
  • 1.5 hours long
  • Livestreamed with a Presenter using Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, etc. Your choice!
  • Curriculum based
  • Each program has a project for each student to make and keep
  • We ship the supplies to the school
  • Works in all school re-entry scenarios (Classroom and home learning)

Volunteers: 2 volunteers recommended but not required.

Take home: Soapstone shape, rasp, tung oil

Book Today

All the materials were supplied and the Presenter was organized and on time. Also, this was a unique opportunity that the students were engaged in for 2 hours straight! Absolutely fantastic! Even the parents were raving about it!

Grade 5 TeacherMillarville Community School

It was great to see how engaged the kids were in the project. Everyone enjoyed it, even the ones who aren't too keen on organized activities were visibly engaged (as well as the parent volunteers!). I also liked how individualized it was. The students could choose whether to decorate their maple leaf or not, and how to decorate it if they chose to do so, and it didn't affect the end product as they all turned out wonderfully. The Presenter was also great with the students.

Grade 6 TeacherKing George School

The soapstone was prepared and ready for the students to work on. The steps were clear and well thought out. Every student achieved a successful end product.

H.M., Grade 2 TeacherForest Heights School

I love watching my students start with a raw product and the excitement when they see the colours of their stone. The final product that my students have once they are done is really beautiful.

K.W., Grade 5 TeacherBertha Kennedy Catholic School

This difficulty rating is merely a suggestion, all grades can be successful no matter which shape is chosen.

soapstone project grizzly bear
Bear

Beaver

Bison

soapstone project dinosaur brontosaurus
Brontosaurus

soapstone project butterfly
Butterfly

soapstone project christian cross
Cross

soapstone project dolphin
Dolphin

soapstone project egg
Egg

soapstone project elephant
Elephant

soapstone project fox
Fox

soapstone project heart
Heart

soapstone project inuksuk
Inuksuk

soapstone project loon
Loon

soapstone project maple leaf
Maple Leaf

soapstone project owl
Owl

soapstone project small penguin
Penguin

Polar Bear

soapstone project rabbit
Rabbit

Seal

soapstone project sea turtle
Sea Turtle

soapstone project flower starfish
Starfish / Flower

soapstone project tree christmas
Tree

soapstone project whale
Whale

Wolf

soapstone project woolly mammoth
Wholly Mammoth

Our Soapstone series supports a number of concepts in the Elementary Art Program of Studies (K-6) with relation to Reflection, Depiction, Composition and Expression. The Soapstone series also has cross-curricular ties to Social Studies and Science outcomes.