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 M?ori legend of Hine-pu-te-hue the peace maker and kaitiaki (guardian) of the hue (gourd). 

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 M?ori, English, social history and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC). 


For this workshop we will look at Hong Kong based artist Yuk King Tan’s sculptures that transform found objects, as well as the intriguing Japanese artform of carving miniatures called Netsuke. With a focus on materials, techniques and scale, the students will create miniature sculptures using clay, recycled materials and Plaster of Paris bandages. Workshop can be adapted to suit current school themes. (Yrs. 3-10, technology, history, maths and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Matariki K?kahu/Cloak
Create a special classroom k?kahu learning about the history and significance of traditional M?ori cloaks. Students design a unique set of stylised symbols to place inside feather shapes that relate to Matariki. The workshop will combine mixed media techniques as well as a collaborative elements to decorate the boarders of the cloak. (Yrs. 1–8, te reo M?ori, social history, technology, 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 M?ori, 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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