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.
PRIMARY AND INTERMEDIATE: TERM 1 WORKSHOPS
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)
HIGH SCHOOL AND TERTIARY
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org