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.

Click here to download the Education Programme for Term 4, 2019.

Richard Brimer: Harvest

Curriculum strands: Visual Art, Social Sciences, English, Health and Physical Education | Duration: 60-90 minutes | Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary | Cost: Free | Dates: 16 November 2019 - 22 March 2020

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Andy Leleisi’uao: KAMOAN MINE

Curriculum strands: Visual Art, Social Studies, English, Science, Mathematics and Statistics | Duration: 60-90 minutes (negotiable) | Suitable: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary | Cost: Free | Dates: 23 November 2019 - 17 April 2020

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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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