This term we are offering three different types of workshop delivery to choose 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. Art in a Bag gives you a comprehensive lesson plan with everything you need to facilitate an interactive workshop in your classroom. 


Exploring ocean islands
Learn about the beautiful Kiribati Islands in the central Pacific that are home to talented artisans. We will view work from Project Banaba, and the ongoing cultural revitalisation workshops, Te Kaneati, showcasing artwork by the Banaban community in Aotearoa. We will respond by creating a satellite painting of the island of Banaba (or “Ocean Island”), learning about the history and culture of this unique island in the Pacific that is made of phosphate which was mined over eighty years for New Zealand fertiliser. (Yrs. 1–8, social sciences, history, geography, technology and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Clay animals 
Have fun creating a 3D creature vessel using air-dry clay inspired by a tour of the Portage Ceramic Awards. Starting with a pinch pot, sculpt your favourite animal, embellish it with textured details, then paint it. (Yrs. 1–8, technology, science, English and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Selfie painting
Get inspired by Marti Friedlander’s remarkable photographic portraits of well-known artists. Paint a self-portrait using mixed media that expresses your identity, culture, and dreams. (Yrs. 1–8, social history, identity, technology, English and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC) 

High school and Tertiary

Te Uru spring guided tour for high schools and tertiary students
Join us for an in-depth tour of Te Uru’s spring exhibitions. Choose from Marti Friedlander: Portraits of the Artists (photography), Portage 21 and an exhibition curated by Jess Johnson (group ceramics exhibitions), and Stars start falling (group exhibition of paintings and crochet).

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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