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Our Secondary programmes are undergoing some changes which means that this programme will not be offered during Term 3 2017, however we will still be offering Volunteer Guide-led tours of exhibitions or self-guided visits. We also encourage teachers to access the range of education resources to assist students from a range of subjects to engage with artworks during your visit.

To support Achievement Standards:

Art History: 2/3.1, 2/3.2, 2/3.3, 2/3.4, 2/3.5, 2/3.6, 2.7
English: 1/2/3.2,2/3.6, 1/2/3.7, 1/2/3.8, 1/2/3.9, 2.10, 1.11
History: 1/2/3.3, 1/2/3.4, 1/2.6
Visual Arts: 1/2/3.1

Structure of the educator-facilitated session:

  • Forty-five minute volunteer guide-led tour of exhibitions
  • Forty-five minute informal debate lead by a gallery educator: based around an agreed moot point, using the tour and their prior knowledge as a basis.

Debate samples:

  • Historic artwork is mainly about the artist, whereas contemporary artists think more about the viewer
  • Art is relevant to our lives
  • Art provides an accurate source of information for documenting history
  • Written versus visual: which best conveys ideas and themes?

Learning intentions:

Students will:

  • Explain the connection between elements of the artworks/visual texts and meanings communicated
  • Use evidence to argue and justify a point of view

90 minute session + self-guide time
Cost: $6 per student

Please email education@aucklandartgallery.com to discuss your needs, specific exhibitions and debate topics that could work for your class, and support resources we offer to assist you.