Our thematic Foundation programmes give students the opportunity to build knowledge and skills across the curriculum through meaningful engagement with art.

Creative and critical thinking, and interpersonal skill development is encouraged through lively discussion and activity. Each programme includes two lessons: one in the Gallery spaces, exploring three to five artworks, and another in the Studio, making art in response to the programme theme.

Included with these programmes are free term-long teaching resources for 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
Cost: Per student $8, Teacher/adult helper free