Soapstone Art

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

Enhance Your Learning Experience!

This program can be delivered as:

In-School Field Trips

Description: 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!

The soapstone sculpture is an art-based expression that will support a variety of topics within both the Social Studies and Science curriculum. With so many different shapes to choose from, not only will students learn about the importance of carving to the Inuit people, but they will develop an appreciation for working with soapstone and a variety of tools, all while creating a memorable piece they are sure to keep for years to come.

Format:
Field Trips take place right IN your classroom. Our experienced presenters deliver curriculum-based field trips.

Duration:
2 hours

Volunteers:
1-3 recommended

Teacher Provides:
Water, Paper Towel

Take Home:
Personalized Soapstone Carving
(choose your shape from below)

Field Trip On Demand

Description: 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!

The soapstone sculpture is an art-based expression that will support a variety of topics within both the Social Studies and Science curriculum. With so many different shapes to choose from, not only will students learn about the importance of carving to the Inuit people, but they will develop an appreciation for working with soapstone and a variety of tools, all while creating a memorable piece they are sure to keep for years to come.

Format:
Pre-recorded videos. Curriculum-based and works in all school re-entry scenarios (classroom and home learning).

Duration:
Varies

Volunteers:
2-3 recommended

Teacher Provides:
Pencils, water, paper towels, black permanent marker.

Take Home:
Personalized Soapstone Carving, Rasp, Tung Oil

Video Conference

Are you looking to book a fun, hands-on and engaging virtual in-school field trip? Do you need the perfect project to support one of your curricular areas? Are you searching for an amazing gift for parents or volunteers? The Soapstone Video Conference Project is the perfect solution!

The soapstone sculpture is an art-based expression that will support a variety of topics within both the Social Studies and Science curriculum. With so many different shapes to choose from, not only will students learn about the importance of carving to the Inuit people, but they will develop an appreciation for working with soapstone and a variety of tools, all while creating a memorable piece they are sure to keep for years to come.

Format:
Livestreamed with a presenter using Google Meet. Cirriculum-based and works in all school re-entry scenarios (classroom and home learning).

Duration:
1.5 hours

Volunteers:
1-2 recommended

Teacher Provides:
Water, cups, paper towel per student.

Take Home:
Soapstone shape, rasp, tung oil

Curricular Highlights

  • Explorations: 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.
  • Theme: Soapstone Art
  • Grade: Multi-Grade
  • Categories: Art, FNMI, Project-Based, Social Studies

Choose Your Shape

Select a soapstone shape from one of the following categories:

Carving Difficulty Level

Easy Advanced

Soapstone - Bear

Bear

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Beaver

Beaver

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Bison

Bison

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Brontosaurus

Brontosaurus

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Butterfly

Butterfly

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Dolphin

Dolphin

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Egg

Egg

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Elephant

Elephant

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Fox

Fox

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Heart

Heart

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Inuksuk

Inuksuk

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Loon

Loon

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Owl

Owl

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Penguin

Penguin

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Rabbit

Rabbit

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Seal

Seal

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Sea Turtle

Sea Turtle

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Starfish and Flower

Starfish/Flower

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Tree

Tree

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Whale

Whale

Carving difficulty:

Soapstone - Wolf

Wolf

Carving difficulty:

What Teachers Are Saying

Grade 5 TeacherMillarvilel Community School

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! (In-School program)

Grade 6 TeacherKing George 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. (In-School program)

H.M., Grade 2 TeacherForest Heights 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. (Field Trip On-Demand program)

K.W., Grade 5 TeacherBertha Kennedy Catholic 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. (Video Conference program)

Ready to book?

Don't forget to apply a promo code, if available, for additional savings!

In-School Field Trip

Price

$ 17.75

per student

(Minimum Fee $266.25)

Field Trip On Demand

Price

$ 14.75

per student

+ shipping

Video Conference

Price

$ 16.75

per student

(Minimum Fee $251.25)

Promo code: BESTWISHES

Save $1.50 off per student!

Valid from November 8 to December 15, 2023. Programs can take place until June 30, 2024. Promo codes are offered on a limited basis. Promo code must be used at the time of booking. Applies to In-School, Video Conference and Field Trip on Demand programs. Promotional prices are applicable during advertised, time-limited promotional events. Some conditions apply.