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SCAPE Public Art’s education programmes have expanded for 2024, thanks to SCAPE’s sponsors, funders and patrons. Together, we’re working to break down barriers to specialist visual arts education. Every child should get opportunities to respond creatively to the public art in their own city.

We are experienced at modifying programmes for children with special needs, home schooling, and community groups.

Key details

  • Delivered by SCAPE Public Art’s experienced art educator, Sarah Ackerley.
  • Free of charge. We invite private fee-paying schools to contribute a koha.
  • Duration of 90 minutes per session.
  • Linked to the NZ Curriculum. We can work with your curriculum themes and focus areas.
  • Delivery either at Tūranga or at your school.
  • Bookings available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays in term time.

Workshops at Tūranga

These workshops are delivered from the Activities Room, Level 1, Tūranga library.

Students visit one of our legacy artworks in person and then complete an art-making activity inspired by the experience. We have four modules available for schools to choose from, with more under development.

We can take a maximum 30 students per session, with two sessions per day (so 60 in total per day).

Morning sessions are 10-11.30am. Afternoon sessions are 12.30-2pm.

Talk to us about free buses if need be.

Workshops at your school

We come to school and work within your timetable (minimum 90 minutes per session). We modify our basic modules because students won’t get to visit the artworks in person. Let’s talk!

Modules available:

  • Treehouses for Swamp Dwellers – cyanotype printing
  • Treehouses for Swamp Dwellers – nature prints using dye spray
  • Vaka ‘a Hina – printmaking
  • Under Construction – abstract watercolour

New units are under development. We’re happy to address specific learning goals and curriculum focus areas.

Contact to discuss what would work best for you and your students.

Image: Students from Pareawa Banks Ave School with artwork by Priscilla Rose Howe, our Season 2023 Community Engaged Artist (credit: Sarah Ackerley).