Participate in one of our exciting hands-on workshops or gallery tours. The Learning Centre offers an inspirational setting with stunning views into the surrounding bush, providing a truly creative space in which to learn.
Matariki: Māori Legends
Be inspired by enchanted Māori legends to create a mixed media artwork using a cold wax resist process. During this workshop we will learn about the different ways stories can be told using symbols and imagery. Create your own illustration using scraffito techniques and wet media to explore kowhaiwhai pattern making. (Yrs. 1-8, English, te reo Māori, technology, history and art)
Taking inspiration from Maureen Lander’s exploration of whakapapa (genealogy) through weaving, we will create a unique geometric artwork that can be installed as a collaborative artwork back in your classroom. We will focus on symmetry, balance and form to create a panel of three small artworks that connect geometric shapes using drawing, printmaking and paper cut out techniques. (Yrs. 1-8, English, te reo Māori, maths, history and art)
Decorate a geometric shape inspired by Maureen Lander’s beautiful interlocking woven installation, Flat-Pack Whakapapa. We will observe the connections between traditional Maori designs and patterns found in nature. Using cardboard, pipe cleaners and blended coloured pencils, a hanging artwork will be crafted. We will design a pattern of symbols inspired by our family heritage, culture and individuality to place in the centre of our designs. Each individual artwork can be connected to the others to form an intertwining classroom installation. (Yrs. 2-8, English, te reo Māori, maths, science, history and art)
Guided Gallery Visit
View a range of contemporary artworks spread across five unique gallery spaces. Students will be encouraged to interpret different artworls, considering key ideas, materials and techniques.
Te Uru and McCahon House Museum tandem visits
Students have the opportunity to view contemporary art at Te Uru followed by a tour of McCahon House in French Bay. With the cottage only a five-minute drive from the gallery, why not visit both at once?
Early Childhood Visits
We now provide gallery visits and workshops tailored to meet the needs of the preschool years. Take a tour of an appropriate exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop in our Learning Centre.
1 hour visit $3/student
Intermediate/highschools can do unguided gallery tours for free - bookings are essential. Book here
Our standard rate for a two hour workshop is $6/student or a concession rate of $5/student for multiple bookings. All materials are supplied.
Mornings 9.30–11.30am, afternoons 12.30 – 2.30pm
Extension classes welcome, contact us for further details.
817 8087 x 204 or email email@example.com
Arts educators - Sign up to receive our LEARN enewsletters
* indicates required