There are permanent hands-on art programmes, as well as temporary prograames based on exhibitions. Most concentrate on the visual arts, but a number of strands are covered including drama, which is used to help students gain understanding and insight into the works on display.

Programmes are adaptable to your specific needs.Length of art programmes is from 1 1/2 - 2 hours depending on current gallery exhibitions. We can design programmes for your class in addition to the ones listed here. 

Contact our Art educator on 06 355 5000 to discuss options or email Anne

  • The paints
    Colour My World
    What meaning does colour have? How do artists choose which colour they will use in a painting? Colour My World explores the types and use of colour and how it can affect an artwork. Students will use different visual art and drama conventions to explore and develop their understanding of an artist's use of colour. Time is spent discussing the art on display, well known art works and participating in interactive drama exercises followed by a practical art activity to explore and develop colour use.

    Teacher Resource: pdf COLOUR MY WORLD (0.05MB) 

    Related Programmes:
    •Love It or Hate It?
    •A Story to Tell
    •Print It!

  • Love It or Hate It?
    What is ‘Art'? Do I have to like it? Students will learn what to look for in art works to find meaning and gain understanding about what visual art is all about. Students will engage with the art works in current exhibitions and discuss the different elements used to create them. They will develop their thinking skills by being encouraged to question and form their own opinions about what they see; gaining insight into an artist's craft. This is followed by a fun hands-on art experience creating their own artworks to reinforce these ideas.

    Teacher Resource: pdf LOVE IT OR HATE IT? (0.05MB) 

    Related Programmes:
    •Colour My World
    •A Story to Tell

  • Old Versus New
    Why does modern art look so different from "old" art? Why does that artist paint like that? Students will view a selection of works from some of the major art movements and discuss the differences between them. They will discover why these differences occurred and how culture, politics, social and technological development can influence artists. They will also have a hands on experience creating their own artwork in one of these styles. This programme can be tailored to fit with any culture or periods in history that are being studied at school.

    Teacher Resouce: pdf OLD VERSUS NEW (0.05MB) 

    Related Programmes:
    •Love It or Hate It?
    •A Story to Tell

  • Print it
    Print It!
    Students look at and discuss different forms of prints from the gallery's collection. They then use different processes to create their own unique, eyecatching prints to take away. Techniques can include monoprints, stencilling, stamping, screenprinting, mock woodcuts or etching.

    Ideas can link with current gallery exhibitions or topics of study at school. Paper 02 Exhibition on NOW

    Teacher Resource: pdf PRINT IT! (0.05MB) 

  • Treasured Tapa
    Treasured Tapa
    Treasured Tapa explores art made in the Pacific with a focus on the making of tapa cloth. Students will explore the use of symbols and patterns within Pacific art. Students will be exposed to pieces of tapa and learn the process behind the making of it before imitating the methods used to create their own stylised piece to take away.

    Teacher Resource: pdf TREASURED TAPA (0.05MB) 

  • Taonga Puoro (MĀori Musical Instruments)

    Introducing the origins of Māori musical instruments and demonstrations of a range of instruments.

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