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.
In this class we will learn how fossils form looking at images of amazing fossils discovered in NZ. Using specialist clay tools, shells, and seedpods, we will sculpt and texture a small series of clay fossil shapes to place onto a layered, strata backdrop using a combination of earthy pastels and clay slip. We will also view Christine Hellyar’s latest exhibition, Looking, Seeing Thinking, where she has created beautiful large-scale silk paintings of native plants in the Wait?kere Ranges. (Yrs. 2-8, English, art, science, history and technology)
Bring your favourite food to life while exploring 3D thinking. In this fun workshop, you’ll get to make a festive food item from air-dried clay. We will explore the magical properties of clay while viewing our annual Portage Ceramic Awards exhibition and look at other contemporary artists that use food as inspiration for their artwork. Using clay tools, we’ll shape, texture and form a favourite food item in clay, then embellish with paint and sequins. (Yrs. 1-8, English, maths, technology and art)
View a range of contemporary artwork spread across five unique gallery spaces. Students will be encouraged to interpret various artworks, considering key ideas, materials and techniques.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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