To book lessons, arrange tours or simply find out what the Gallery can offer your school, contact our educator:
Bianca van Leeuwen
(+ 64 3) 941 7373
We run art education for schools. Let us help your class discover art with hands on learning experiences based on our exhibitions and works in our collection.
Our art education programmes offer students first-hand experience with real works of art whilst developing their creative and critical thinking skills. We make links to the English, social science and arts curriculum as well as providing students with great opportunities to develop key competencies in a social context. Discussions and activities can be adapted to suit all levels.
Gallery tours and visits are free.
Art lessons take 90 minutes, involve a hands-on activity and cost $2 per student.
Bookings are essential. Our programmes are popular and we can only teach one class at a time. So get in early. To book lessons, arrange tours or simply find out what the Gallery can offer your school, contact our educator, Bianca van Leeuwen:
(+64 3) 941 7373
Installation view of Povi Christkeke by Michel Tuffery 1999
Select a programme for more information on our art lessons.
Lesson time: 30-60 minutes
Class Limit: 25 students
Students will take away an appreciation of art and consider a selection works that can cover a range of subjects, styles, media and purposes. The works viewed will be a selection from our current exhibitions. Students are expected to discuss and question what they see. Tours can be tailored to all levels.
We'll be offering these as soon as we re-open!
Lesson time: as long as you like!
Class Limit: any students
Looking for things to do while you're stuck at home? Take a look at these worksheets and activities.
Blue Globe: Stories from Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū - closes midnight 1 May
We are continuously adding to our set of colouring activities based on works from our collection - check them out here.
Have a go at curating your own exhibition with the works in our collection using My Gallery
We would love to see your work when it's done - take a photo and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on social media!