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.


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. 

Botanical studies
With specialist media, we will view Joyce Campbell’s beautiful botanical photographs, then create a unique mixed media artwork. We’ll combine botanical ink wash studies with relief prints then finish with collage. (Yrs. 1-8, science, social history, technology, and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Clay play
Make a Crown Lynn swan or a mini clay cup using air-drying clay. We will learn basic hand building skills to craft a 3D clay sculpture. For an extended option we can offer a tandem visit to Te Toi Uku in New Lynn to learn more about the history of Crown Lynn ceramics, a short drive from Te Uru. (Yrs. 1-8, science, social history, technology, and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Create a special k?kahu for your class, learning about the history and significance of traditional M?ori cloaks. Students will 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 M?ori, 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
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