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. 


We now have three different workshops on offer, some of which include our new initiatives Art in a bag and Art in a box. Option One: A tour at Te Uru followed by a hands-on workshop in our Learning Centre. Option Two: Our educators visit you with our new Art in a box lesson designed to be delivered in your classroom. Option Three: Our educators send you our new Art in a bag, complete with comprehensive lesson plan and materials, so you can facilitate an interactive workshop in your classroom, straight from the gallery. 

We also offer tandem visits with our nearest and most interesting cultural facilities and education providers: McCahon House, Arataki Visitors Centre and Te Toi Uku – Crown Lynn and Clayworks Museum. 

Tidal treasure
Visit Te Uru and be transported back in time with The Thrum of the Tide, a multi-media installation by Eugene Hanson and Jenny Gillam who were recent recipients of the Auckland regional parks artist in residence programme. During their residency they delved into past histories of the wild west coast landscape of Whatipu, narrowing in on the story of Te Ana Ru cave. They have captured a sense of place for this well-known landmark, combining science, technology, taonga p?oro and tidal audio recordings, while reimagining the legendary dance floor that may lie five meters below the sand surface. 
We will respond to the exhibition by creating mixed-media tidal treasures that evoke a relationship to this unique cave and its rich, layered history and identity. (Yrs. 2-8, social history, science, technolgy and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Selfie cartoons
Explore the incredible caricatures of Anna Crichton. You will be amazed by her wonderfully quirky way of capturing people. This will be a fun way to start your year thinking about identity and upskilling cartooning/drawing skills in a unique mixed media artwork all about you. (Yrs. 1-8, social history, identity and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Art in a Bag option: kākahu/cloak 
Create a special classroom kākahu learning 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. 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 Autumn guided tour
Join us for an in-depth tour of Te Uru’s autumn exhibitions with our knowledgeable curator or director. We will include projects by Shannon Te Ao, Ana Iti and a collaboration by Eugene Hansen and Jenny Gillam. These exhibitions share an interest in history, identity, stories and connections to the landscape with an emphasis on Māori perspectives. We will interpret and unpack our own ideas about identity and shared histories.  

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
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