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.


Rita Angus portraits
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to view the Te Papa exhibition, Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist. Angus was one of our most well-known and influential 20th-century female artists. Learn about portrait painting through her unique style spanning 40 years, focusing on techniques and influences that helped shape such individualistic paintings. 
Option A: create a mixed media portrait that captures your personality, thinking about line, tone, and colour. 
Option B: design a self-portrait to print onto a watercolour background thinking about line, contrast, and positive and negative spaces. (Yrs. 1-10, social studies, art and history and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)

Festive food sculptures
Discover De la Milpa a la Mesa (A Mexican food journey), a touring exhibition that educates and celebrates food cycles from farm to market to table. Explore giant papier-mâché sculptures with interactive elements making a fun, hands-on learning experience. We will use recycled materials, including card, newspaper and tape, to shape a 3D sculptural fruit or vegetable. These will be covered with plaster of paris bandages ready to paint. (Yrs. 1-10, technology, sustainability, history, culture and visual art strands DI, CI, PK, UC)


Te Uru guided tour for high schools and tertiary students
Join us for an in-depth tour of Te Uru’s Summer exhibitions with our knowledgeable staff. Choose from exhibitions: Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist (painting), Rozana Lee (sculptural installation), and De la Milpa a la Mesa (interactive sculptures).

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
09 8178087 X 204 or