About secondary education


The Schools and Learning team is excited to work with ākonga across all learning areas in Years 7-13. Our skilled educators facilitate and support student-led responses to, and conversations about, artworks to deepen appreciation and understanding of art and its contexts. Exploring the connections between style, media, processes, contexts, meanings and personal responses, ākonga will develop and practise critical and creative thinking, while enjoying new experiences and insights.

Choose from a range of FREE programmes tailored to your subject area and students’ needs, interests and learning objectives to develop critical and creative thinking skills, while enriching your local curriculum.

Book a Gallery kaiārahi to support learning in te reo Māori and te ao Māori.

  • NEW: Outreach Workshop: Painting with Luise Fong – 90 minutes
    Artist and Gallery Educator, Luise Fong, has created a painting workshop to inspire senior Visual Arts students developing their own practice and working towards their final boards (NCEA L1, 2 & 3). Drawing on her own extensive experience and using works shown at the Gallery as artist models, Luise will work with your ākonga to plan a painting and explore different painting media and strategies. All materials provided.
  • NEW Media and Processes, plus Taupuni Mahi Studio programme – 2 hours.
  • This Gallery and Studio programme focuses on artworks in our collection. In the Gallery spaces, ākonga will analyse and develop appreciation of the media and processes used by artists working in different styles. In the Taupuni Mahi Studio, ākonga will explore and practise different media and processes in relation to the works examined in the Gallery. This programme is ideal for Visual Arts, Design, Art History and English ākonga who want to develop an appreciation of how media and processes create effects and communicate meanings.
  • Making Sense of Art (Bespoke) – 1 hour or 1.5 hours + opportunity to self-guide
  • Verse and Vision: Creative writing – 1.5 hours + opportunity to self-guide
  • For and Against: Debating ideas and concepts around art – 1.5 hour + opportunity to self-guide
  • Self-guided visits 
  • Bespoke Gallery tours 

To book our Secondary programmes, please scroll down to complete our booking form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We have free general and exhibition-specific resources available to download and use before and during your visit.

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