We're pretty keen on equitable access, for everybody
The Gallery offers a comprehensive and imaginative program for early childhood, primary and secondary schools, tertiary education students and adults. We're here for everyone. We are an educational resource for the whole community and foster life long learning in the visual arts.
The education program brings a host of programs for children and adults that can be accessed for free and support learning, access and creative play. We host programs in the Gallery amongst the exhibitions but we also have our Education Studio. The Education Studio is right next to the Gallery and encourages mess, experimentation and play. Our Education program is led by Ssamantha Withshire, Education Officer.
More involved or multi sessional classes will attract booking and payments, so check the events listing for what we have scheduled for today.
Our Outreach program sees an Janet Gordon, Outreach Officer, out on the road everyday, visiting outlying schools and providing a creative learning session each morning. Current locations are Dalton, Taralga, Tallong, Marulan, East Goulburn, and Goulburn, always free.
Art Teenies is a free, Gallery based five to six week term for under 5's and their carers held Tuesdays at 10am during exhibitions.
Teenies are guided through the current exhibitions along with a fun, creative activity. Each session will vary with story telling, singing, movement and artmaking. Art Teenies is a great way to introduce smaller children to contemporary art and brings parents and carers together. It’s never too young to discover the joys of visual arts.
This program is led by Kirsten Jeffcoat, Education Officer, who is a practicing artist, qualified teacher and gallery educator.
Afternoon Art Club
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons means Afternoon Art Club takes over the Gallery. Run throughout each school term, the Clubs caters for primary and high school students, giving them a chance to express their creativity and explore a range of art making.
The Clubs are designed to introduce participants to many forms of practice and to develop these new skills and techniques. Participants are inducted each term with a set of guidelines to ensure each child feels welcome, safe and encouraged. Clubs are safe spaces to have fun and be expressive, and are supervised by Kirsten Jeffcoat, Education Officer.
We celebrate with an end of year party in Term 4 and host an exhibition of the high school works. Its a heap of fun and we really love hearing the Gallery full of young people enjoying themselves.
Each member of the Gallery that works with children holds a Working with Children Check.
Guided tours for schools
We provide free, guided tours for school groups of any age. Each tour is created especially for your class and includes a general discussion on the current exhibition and delves into particularly interesting parts of the practice or works we are presenting at that time.
Tours are a great way to familiarise school children with the Gallery and contemporary art, and builds their confidence in discussing ideas and techniques. Tours can include a practical activity and be tailored for you as you need.
Education Officer, Kirsten Jeffcoat, is a qualified Visual Arts teacher and can address current curriculum and syllabus content in the tours and activities, as well as offer professional development for teachers.
See the School Programs page for more information.
Outreach for schools
Yes, we can visit your school! If you struggle to access the Gallery or to get here regularly, let us know and we can arrange a visit. We regularly provide transport for schools that are just that little bit far away so please contact us if we can help.
If hosting us is also tricky, have a chat to us about digital excursions. We can offer pre-recorded or live digi tours upon request.
Classes and workshops for adults
The Gallery regularly runs classes and workshops for adults. Recent classes include printmaking, life drawing, ceramics and photography. Classes range from artist led and technique based to looser guided sessions. These events are a great way to meet new people and connect with your creative self. See the events page for listings.