We now offer three different types of workshop delivery 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. 


Wonders of contemporary jewellery 
Inspired by a gallery tour of Lisa Walker’s incredible exhibition of experimental jewellery, for this class we will design and create a unique mixed media pendant. 
(Yrs. 2–8, social history, technology and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Matariki options
We will explore Te Ao Māori with two class options to choose from: make and paint an unfired clay taniwha, or design and paint a vibrant collaborative mural depicting the Manukau harbour and taniwha. (Yrs. 1-8, social history, te reo Māori, identity and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Matariki Art in a Bag option: kākahu/cloak 
Create a special classroom kākahu and learn about the history and significance of traditional Māori cloaks. Students design a unique set of stylised symbols to place inside triangular feather shapes that relate to their own identity. The workshop will combine mixed media techniques as well as a collaborative element to decorate the edges of the cloak. We can send this out to your school with everything you need for this lesson plan. (Yrs. 1–8, te reo Māori, social history, technology, and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

High school and Tertiary

Te Uru Winter guided tour for high schools and tertiary students
Join us for an in-depth tour of Te Uru’s winter exhibitions with our knowledgeable curator or director. Choose from exhibitions: Māori Moving Image (film), Arne Loot: Party in Piha (photography) or Lisa Walker: She wants to go to her bedroom but she can’t be bothered (jewellery)

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.

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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