http://assets.aucklandartgallery.com/assets/media/primary-storytelling-main.jpg

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.

How do artworks tell stories? Consider how some artists use narrative techniques we are familiar with to story tell visually. Then think about something completely new! How does a Gallery tell stories with many artworks at once? Tell your own stories in the studio through art making. A wonderful exercise in lateral, critical and creative thinking!

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