Our thematic Foundation programmes provide ākonga the opportunity to build knowledge and skills across the learning areas through meaningful engagement with, and creative responses to, art.

Creative and critical thinking and interpersonal skill development and wonder are encouraged through lively discussion, activity and creativity. Each programme includes two parts: one in the Gallery spaces, exploring three to five artworks, and another in the Taupuni Mahi | Studio, making art in response to the programme theme.

Included with these programmes are free term-long teaching resources for NZC Levels 1–2 or 3–4.

Portraiture and Identity

How do artists convey identity in artworks? Learn about how artists capture a variety of identities (such as national, cultural, personal) using a range of artistic techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. Explore ways to communicate your own identities through art making.

  • Age groups: Years 1–8
  • Maximum daily attendance: Year 1–2 60 students, Year 3–8 90 students
  • Available during term time