We now offer three different types of workshop delivery for you to select from. You can either visit Te Uru and go for a gallery tour with a hands-on workshop, or we can visit you with our 'Art in a box' lessons, or try our new 'Art in a bag' workshops. This is a new option where we send you a comprehensive lesson plan with everything you need to facilitate an interactive workshop in your classroom.


Netsuke miniatures
For this workshop we will explore the intriguing Japanese artform of miniature ornaments called netsuke, with a focus on their history, materials and techniques. Students will create their own miniature sculpture using air-drying clay. This workshop can be adapted to include current school themes. (Yrs. 2-8, technology, social history, maths and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Create a special classroom k?kahu, learning about the history and significance of Māori cloaks. Students design a unique set of stylised symbols to place inside triangular feather shapes. The workshop will combine mixed media techniques as well as a collaborative element to decorate the edges of the cloak. (Yrs 1-8, te reo Māori, social history, technology, and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Te Uru and McCahon House Museum tandem visits
Students have the opportunity to view contemporary art at Te Uru followed by a tour of McCahon House in French Bay. With the cottage only a five-minute drive from the gallery, why not visit both in one outing?

Early childhood
We now provide gallery visits and workshops tailored to meet the needs of the preschool years. Take a tour of an appropriate exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop in our Learning Centre.

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

1 hour visit $3/student

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.


Bookings and further information
09 8178087 X 204 or




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