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.

Instruments From Scratch
Explore intriguing instruments made by the innovative and experimental New Zealand band From Scratch. From Scratch, active since the 1970s, use music, movement and video to create dynamic live performances that often comment on our political history. We will have our senses activated by vibrational sounds from the From Scratch: 546 Moons exhibition and view large-scale experimental instruments, which double as sculptural installations. Using that as inspiration, we will create our very own percussion instruments. There may even be a few opportunities to meet some of these talented musicians! (Yrs. 1-8, art, music, technology, history)

Matariki: Maori Legends
Be inspired by enchanted Maori 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 Maori, technology, 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

Workshop Rates

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.  

Workshop Times

Mornings 9.30–11.30am, afternoons 12.30 – 2.30pm
Extension classes welcome, contact us for further details.


817 8087 x 204 or email




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