Open daily 10am — 5pm, except Christmas day

Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets

Contact us

+64 9 379 1349

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.

During Term 3, we will only be offering the studio-based component of this programme, which means that the educator-facilitated engagements with artworks on display will not be available.

To complement a studio visit, we encourage teachers to self-guide to look at works of art in the gallery spaces related to your themes – and will provide you with resources and suggested artworks for viewing, to assist you in doing so. The cost of participating in programming during this period will be significantly less expensive – $4 per student for our one hour, studio based programming. 

self-guide-worksheet-storytelling.pdf 32.95kB pdf file

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
Available Tuesday – Friday during term time