Exhibition: Theo Schoon  
View a diverse range of prints, paintings, photographs and hand carved gourds by Theo Schoon alongside other well-known artists including Paratene Matchitt and Gordon Walters. We’ll think about the way artists respond to different cultures to generate their own concepts and discuss the difference between inspiration and appropriation. We’ll look at Theo’s intricately carved gourds and learn about the Māori legend of Hine-pu-te-hue the peace maker and kaitiaki (guardian) of the hue (gourd). 

Design your world: T-shirt 
Create a unique t-shirt design thinking about identity. Combine drawings, symbols and text that reveal your interests, cultural diversity and individuality using mixed media onto a paper template with a fabric component to highlight your unique designs. (Yrs. 2 – 8, Te reo Māori, social history, English and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC).  

Identity Triptych 
Create an expressive artwork that reveals aspects of identity using text, images, symbols, as well as a self-portrait print. Start by creating a silhouette of student’s hands to fill with text relating to favourite activities, whanau and cultural connections, then create a visual pepeha of the places they identify with, complete with a mini self-portrait print. (Yrs. 3 - 6, technology, Te reo Māori, English, social history and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC). 

Community Connections tandem visits
Start off your year with a tandem visit to Titirangi Library and Te Uru. This class is especially designed for junior years to get an introduction to their local community and environment. Starting at the Titirangi Library, listen to stories that reflect our beautiful forests and the Manukau Harbour, then visit Te Uru to create a striking mixed media landscape. (Yrs. 0 – 2, Te reo Māori, English, science, social history, 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 at once?

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.

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
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