Learn | Ako

All education programmes, school visits and public programmes for the gallery have been suspended as of Friday 20 March until further notice. We know these programmes are important to the community, but our priority is to keep our staff and the community safe and this is one way we can restrict the spread of COVID-19.

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At Hastings City Art Gallery, we offer FREE education programmes to suit students of all levels and learning abilities. Our dynamic programmes and art-making workshops encourage tamariki and rangitahi to explore their personal responses to, and deepen their understanding of, contemporary art.

All education programmes are developed and led by LEOTC Educator, Kelsey Hankins, and are adapted to the gallery’s regularly changing exhibition programme. Each programme has the flexibility to be tailored to suit individual classes, and students of all different learning abilities.

We also offer a series of offsite learning experiences, where we bring our interactive programmes to you! This provides a unique opportunity for students to engage with contemporary art within the familiarity of a school setting.

If you would like to make an enquiry or booking, please contact Kelsey on 027 332 5496, or email kelseyh@hdc.govt.nz

Each of our programmes are developed in line with the New Zealand National Curriculum, and are supported by the Ministry of Education’s LEOTC (Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom) programme.

To note: this year, Hastings City Art Gallery is undergoing a maintenance programme, as we get a brand new roof! This means we can be flexible with how we deliver our education programmes, and many of them can be tailored to be delivered offsite. Please speak with the Gallery Educator about how we can accommodate your class.

Click here to download our Term 1 Education Programme 

Click here to download our Education RAMS (Risk Action Management Strategy) Form

Term 1 2020

Richard Brimer: Harvest

Key Themes: Portraiture, Identity, Work, Photography, Space and Place, Local | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Until 1 March 2020

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Andy Leleisi’uao: KAMOAN MINE

Key Themes: Belonging, Identity, Samoa, Aotearoa, Pacific Diaspora, Race, Migration | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Science, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Participating and Contributing, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Until 19 April 2020

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The Crescent Moon – New Programme!

Key Themes: Muslim Communities in Aotearoa, Islam, Race, Everyday Photography, Relating to Others | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, English, Social Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Health and Physical Education | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Friday 29 February - Sunday 17 May 2020

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Environmental Art: Offsite Programme

Key Themes: Environment, Natural World, Papatūānuku, Climate Change, Recycling, Sustainability | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English, Science | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Available all year

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Murals and Street Art – New Programme!

Key Themes: Public Art, Graffiti Art, Art and Politics/Social Messages, Murals, Local | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Available all year

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Pop Art – New Offsite Programme!

Key Themes: Art History, Pop Art (origins, artists, influence), Colour, Mass Production, 1960s America | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Sciences, English | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Available all year

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Collage – Collect, Cut and Assemble: Offsite Programme

Key Themes: Imagination, Surrealism, History of Collage, Creativity | Subject Areas: Visual Arts, Social Studies, Technology | Key Competencies: Thinking, Using Language, Symbols and Texts, Relating to Others | Programme FREE of charge | Duration: 90 minutes | Year Levels: Primary, Intermediate and Secondary | Dates: Available all year

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Student Public Art Tour

Years 1 - 13 | Visual Arts, Social Sciences | Bring your primary, intermediate or secondary school group for a unique, free walking tour to discover new ways to experience public art in Hastings CBD. Hear the stories behind our public art collection, discuss them in relation to the surrounding environment, and explore the importance of public art to the culture of a city.

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