Participate in one of our exciting hands-on workshops or gallery tours. The Learning Centre offers an inspirational setting with stunning views into the surrounding bush, providing a truly creative space in which to learn. 

Instruments From Scratch
Explore intriguing instruments made by the innovative and experimental New Zealand band From Scratch. From Scratch, active since the 1970s, use music, movement and video to create dynamic live performances that often comment on our political history. We will have our senses activated by vibrational sounds from the From Scratch: 546 Moons exhibition and view large-scale experimental instruments, which double as sculptural installations. Using that as inspiration, we will create our very own percussion instruments. There may even be a few opportunities to meet some of these talented musicians! (Yrs. 1-8, art, music, technology, history)

Clay Alphabet
Be inspired by the exhibition Index: Martin Poppelwell. Working with paintings, drawings and ceramics, Poppelwell has created his own version of an alphabet that incorporates te reo M?ori and his own playful interpretations of what a letter could symbolise visually. During this workshop, we will learn about some of the different ways stories can be told using symbols and illustrations and explore how we can express our ideas through words, alphabets and visual language. We will brainstorm possibilities with 3D clay, then develop our ideas further using mixed media drawing to create a finished artwork. (Please note this workshop is very adaptable to suit your focus themes). (Yrs. 1-8, English, te reo M?ori, technology, history and art)


View a range of contemporary artwork spread across five unique gallery spaces. Students will be encouraged to interpret various artworks, considering key ideas, materials and techniques. 

1 hour visit $3/student
Intermediate/highschools can do unguided gallery tours for free - bookings are essential. Book here

Workshop Rates

Our standard rate for a two hour workshop is $6/student or a concession rate of $5/student for multiple bookings. All materials are supplied.  

Workshop Times

Mornings 9.30–11.30am, afternoons 12.30 – 2.30pm
Extension classes welcome, contact us for further details.


817 8087 x 204 or email




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