There are three different ways to engage in our workshop programme. You can visit Te Uru, completing a gallery tour and a hands-on workshop; we can visit you with our Art in a Box sessions; or you can opt for our new DIY Art in a Bag workshops, which include a comprehensive lesson plan and all the materials you need to facilitate an interactive workshop in your classroom.

TERM 3 WORKSHOPS 2023: Primary And Intermediate

Classroom forest

Explore Toi Taiao Whakatairanga, a cross-disciplinary exhibition bringing together arts, science and te āo Māori to raise awareness of threats to the health of our ngāhere. Learn about forest health while making a 3D tree from a range of exciting mixed media to create a unique classroom forest. (Yrs. 2-8, science, technology, social history, te reo Māori, and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Fashion puppets

An exciting opportunity to view beautifully woven fashion design by Shona Tawhiao (Ngāi Te Rangi, Whakatāhea, Te Whānau-āĀpanui), a well-known fashion designer and master of traditional and contemporary Māori raranga skills. We will use card, fabric, and various recycled media to create self-portrait puppets, complete with unique cloaks that express personal style and heritage. (Yrs. 1-8, te reo Māori, social history, technology, and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)



Winter guided tour for high school and tertiary students Join us for an in-depth tour of Te Uru’s Winter exhibitions with our knowledgeable staff. Choose from exhibitions: Ufuoma Essi (video installation), In/Sight (youth photography), Rozana Lee: Sekali pendatang, tetap pendatang (batik fabric installation), and Shona Tawhiao (woven sculptures and fashion design).

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.


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.  


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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