EDUCATION

 

The Gallery's Education Programs offer students the opportunity to engage directly with works of art through a dynamic, changing exhibition program. Students will extend their visual literacy and art-making skills by actively participating  in art educator-led tours and  hands-on workshops individually tailored to their learning needs.

 

EXCURSION OPTIONS - Preschool and Primary

Art Detectives in the Sculpture Terrace

Let's go outside to look at the sculptures and feel their patterns, shapes and textures. We will search for the snake; lizard and fish carved into the totem poles and smell the edible plants in the Bush Tucker Garden. In the art room, we will explore soft materials, feathers and string to make a fanciful, sculptural bird.

Preschool, ES1

 

Patterns, Signs and Symbols in the Sculpture Terrace

Let's look at contemporary sculpture and think about how artists make work, their cultures and histories. Let's think about the symbols and patterns in Warwick Keen's totem poles and work with cardboard, paint, markers and tape to produce a totem of our own.

Stages 1- 2

Cross Curriculum Priorities: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

 

Australian Landscapes Up Close

Let's look closely at landscape paintings and imagine artists from the past. Let's take these ideas and explore different landscape drawing techniques in the park.

Stages 2-3

Syllabus links: Creative Arts/Visual Arts: making, appreciating

 

People and Places

Let's look at people and places and share some stories along the way. Then take these stories, become an artist and construct a portrait from the day.

Preschool, ES1 - Stage 3

 

Connecting with Contemporary Art

Take a tour through the current exhibition to learn more about art and artists, share ideas and make an art-work inspired by what you have uncovered.

ES1 - Stage 3

 

Designed by You

Do you have an idea or a theme for a workshop? Let us know your ideas and we can work together to design a program.

 

Self-guided

Are you planning to bring your group in for a self-guided visit? Book your FREE visit today.

 

PRIMARY SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
90 MINUTES/ $10 PER STUDENT/ MAXIMUM 30 STUDENTS

PRESCHOOL WORKSHOPS FOR PRESCHOOL AND EARLY LEARNING CENTRES
60 MINUTES/ $10 PER STUDENT/ MAXIMUM 20 STUDENTS

 

FOR TEACHERS

Teacher's Events

MAG Education provides professional development for teachers during the school year. We also organise tailored sessions for groups. 

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A minimum of 2 weeks' notice is required for all bookings.

Mosman Art Gallery is fully accessible.

Excursions can be combined with morning tea or lunch at the nearby Allan Border Oval.

 

SECONDARY AND TERTIARY

Mosman Art Gallery can work with schools and institutions to offer tailor made education experiences for students. Depending on the exhibition and those involved, artists may be available for meet the artist sessions and for workshops with student groups.

School groups can book in for curator led tours for particular exhibitions or with the public programs officer who can tailor the tour to suit the aims of the school or institution.

Specific education programs will be updated for individual exhibitions.

For enquiries please contact Jane Gillespie, Public Programs Officer at Mosman Art Gallery on +61 2 9978 4186 or j.gillespie@mosman.nsw.gov.au


Free Exhibition Tours

Gallery staff and Guides can provide free exhibition tours for your students, at a time convenient to you. Exhibition tours examine visual art elements, concepts and a variety of media. Tours include small focus groups examining art works up close. Allow 45-60 minutes for students to complete exhibition tours.

 

Teacher guided tours

Education Kits and Worksheets are provided with key exhibitions for self guided tours. Teachers are also welcome to use the Gallery as a resource for students’ self directed learning activities, 10-5pm daily. Students are welcome to use the Gallery drawing boards and stools, with prior arrangement.

 
ENQUIRIES FOR PRESCHOOL AND PRIMARY

Anita Toft
Public Programs Officer
Mosman Art Gallery
Phone: 9978 4185
Email: a.toft@mosman.nsw.gov.au

ENQUIRIES FOR SECONDARY AND TERTIARY

Jane Gillespie
Public Programs Officer
Mosman Art Gallery
Phone: 9978 4186
Email: j.gillespie@mosman.nsw.gov.au

 

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