We offer education programmes to suit all students from Year 1 to 13. Learning activities will be adapted to meet the needs of each year level and the relevant curriculum/NCEA objectives. We also develop curriculum-linked resources for each major exhibition to assist you before, during and after your visit.

All our programmes are FREE. If you would like to make a booking for a class, or would like further information please email elhams@hdc.govt.nz or contact the Gallery on 06 871 5095.

Please see below for the current education programmes available.

PLAY: Art that makes you move

Move and play through giant inflated capsules of Seung Yul Oh’s Periphery. Students will study how Oh used simple scientific rules to create extraordinary art works. Students explore the roles of air, form, space and scale in his artwork, they also discover and role of audience in interacting with the artwork through discussion and hands on activity.

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Early Childhood Education Programme

Children will be able to imagine and build a cityscape using hundreds of wooden blocks designed by Sara Hughes for Heretaunga, make music with Campbell Tamahina Burns’ 'Inner Geometries' and move through Seung Yul Oh’s giant inflated capsules in 'Periphery'.

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Gallery Explorer: Looking at Art

Learning to look and how people ‘read’ a work of art. Students explore exhibitions at the gallery to practice close-looking and observation techniques while strengthening their visual literacy and visual thinking skills. NCEA: 1.2-2.2-3.2- 1.1-2.1-3.1 Duration: One hour, however, we can change it to meet your timeframe. Suitable: For Year 1-13 Cost: Free Available: Throughout the year

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Hastings City Art Gallery | Social Stories

These social stories were designed for the gallery by Kelsey Hankins, to support families and schools bringing people with Autism Spectrum Condition and Sensory Processing Condition to the gallery. Please feel free to download the stories and adapt them to your own needs.

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