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Inspiring learning with art and design

NGV Collection Schools Program 2018

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Inspiring learning with art

Explore, Imagine, Wonder, Discuss, Question, Create, Enjoy, Learn.
Discover the power of art and design to engage and inspire students and open up new ways of thinking about our world.

Spanning antiquity to the present day, and both international and Australian art, the NGV Collection offers exciting and creative learning opportunities for students of all levels and subjects.

Are your students new to the Gallery? CONNECT and CREATE sessions are our core programs and a perfect place to start. Introducing the Gallery, and connecting with key areas of the curriculum, these one and two hour sessions are tailored to suit the level of your group.

If you are looking for a more specialist, extended or tailored session, please see CURATE.

Self-guided Visits

Introduce your students to the collection at NGV International or NGV Australia. Bookings are required for all school groups.

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Connect

Connect with art to engage and inspire students in a lively interactive program in the Gallery focusing on key learning areas or capabilities.

Introduction to the Collection
All levels

Visual Art
An ideal art adventure for a first time visit to the NGV. Students are encouraged to explore, interpret and respond to a range of historical and contemporary works of art from the NGV Collection.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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First Australians – Art, Cultures, History
All levels – NGV Australia

Visual Art, History, First Australians
Explore the history, traditions and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait lslander peoples through viewing and discussing traditional and contemporary works of art in a range of media from different areas of Australia.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Artful Thinking
All levels

Visual Art
Discover the power of art to inspire creative and divergent thinking through exploring and responding to art from different times and cultures. A range of thinking strategies and tools can be included in the program including Artful Thinking routines developed by Project Zero and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Young Philosophers – Questions About Art
All levels

Visual Art
Explore, discuss and debate your questions about art by viewing a range of historical and contemporary works. Designed to help students wonder and form questions, opinions and judgments as they investigate the nature of art and its impact on the world.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Analytical Frameworks
VCE Art, Units 1–4

Visual Art
Explore works of art from a range of contexts and practise interpreting them using the Analytical Frameworks – the structural, personal, cultural and contemporary.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Art Industry Contexts
VCE Studio Arts, Unit 4

Visual Art
Explore the preparation, presentation and conservation of works of art in current exhibitions at the NGV, including curatorial considerations, exhibition design and promotional methods.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Ideas and Inspiration
VCE Art and Studio Arts, Units 1–4

Visual Art
Explore works of art from different times and cultures in a range of media and style, discuss meanings and ideas and gain inspiration for art making.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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All About Design
All levels

Design and Technology
How have designers through the ages used materials and technology to arrive at innovative design solutions? How do contemporary designers engage with ideas, materials and technologies, economic, technical and social factors and issues of sustainability and the environment? How does design and technology make a difference in our lives? Explore these and other questions about design and technology through works in the NGV Collection.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Inspired English – Creative Writing
Levels 7–¡0

English
Spark rich descriptive vocabulary and imaginative concepts for creative writing including poetry. Students will engage with works of art from ancient to contemporary times and write down their ideas and descriptions to inspire a piece of writing back at school.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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From Colony to Nation
All levels – NGV Australia

History
Explore and respond to a range of art and objects which illuminate the story of Australian history from first contact and the early colonial period through to the country’s development as a nation in the early twentieth century.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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The Ancient World
Levels 7–8

History
Ignite students’ imagination and develop knowledge and understanding of the Ancient World through exploring and discussing works of art that provide insights into everyday life in ancient civilisations such as Egypt, Greece, Rome and China and the ideas and beliefs that shaped these societies.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Medieval Europe and the Italian Renaissance
Levels 7–8

History
Gain rich insights into Medieval Europe and Renaissance Italy though exploring and analysing works of art that reflect the social and cultural continuity and change that shaped these periods.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Australia Speaks – English as an Additional Language
All levels – NGV Australia

Languages and Intercultural Studies
A guided viewing and discussion for EAL students with a focus on Australian works of art, history and culture including a brief introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works of art.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Living Languages – Italian
Levels 5–10

Languages and Intercultural Studies
Bring alive the history and culture of Italy in a program including group analysis and discussion of works of art from different times. On request, twenty minutes of the session can be presented by a Language Support Educator in Italian. They will focus on a particular work in the collection to engage students in some simple language activities appropriate to the level of the group.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Living Languages – Spanish
Levels 5–10

Languages and Intercultural Studies
Bring alive the history and culture of Spain in a program including group analysis and discussion of works of art from different times. On request, twenty minutes of the session can be presented by a Language Support Educator in Spanish. They will focus on a particular work in the collection to engage students in some simple language activities appropriate to the level of the group.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Living Languages – Japanese
Levels 5–10

Languages and Intercultural Studies
Bring alive the history and culture of Japan in a program including group analysis and discussion of works of art from different times. On request, twenty minutes of the session can be presented by a Language Support Educator in Japanese. They will focus on a particular work in the collection to engage students in some simple language activities appropriate to the level of the group.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Living Languages – French
Levels 5–10

Languages and Intercultural Studies
Bring alive the history and culture of France in a program including group analysis and discussion of works of art from different times. On request, twenty minutes of the session can be presented by a Language Support Educator in French. They will focus on a particular work in the collection to engage students in some simple language activities appropriate to the level of the group

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Living Languages – Mandarin
Levels 5–10

Languages and Intercultural Studies
Bring alive the history and culture of China in a program including group analysis and discussion of works of art from different times. On request, twenty minutes of the session can be presented by a Language Support Educator in Mandarin. They will focus on a particular work in the collection to engage students in some simple language activities appropriate to the level of the group

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Religion and Art
All levels

Religion and Belief
Be inspired by works of art from a range of religious and spiritual traditions. Discover works that tell stories from sacred texts. Explore how artists represent the beauty and richness of spirituality and religious belief and experience through colour, symbols and the human form.

Cost $8 per student (1 hour)

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Create

Bring out the artist, designer or critic in every student through an extended program incorporating creative practical art, design or writing activities inspired by the NGV Collection or exhibitions. All programs include educator led exploration of the Gallery.

Every Picture Tells a Story
K to Level 3

Visual Art, English
Use observation, thinking and language skills to explore works of art that tell stories. Following a gallery session, students visit our art studio to create their own work of art that tells a story, exploring how art elements and composition can be used to visually communicate ideas.

Cost $18 per student (2 hours)

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Emotions in Art
K to Level 4

Visual Art
Joyous, sad, proud … explore the feelings different works of art evoke. This program is designed to encourage young students to express themselves, listen to others and explore the emotions conveyed by a variety of works of art. Includes discussion of how colour and other art elements, materials and composition can be used to evoke emotions in art. Inspired by the expression of emotion in the works of art, students visit our art studio to create their own expressive mixed-media work using collage and drawing.

Cost $18 per student (2 hours)

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Mythical Creatures
Levels 3–6

Visual Art
Students will explore the Gallery to find and discuss works of art featuring mythical and other creatures. Following the gallery session students will visit our art studio to create their own mythical creature in drawing and collage.

Cost $18 per student (2 hours)

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Creature Project
Levels 3–6 – NGV Australia

Visual Art
Explore historical and contemporary works of art depicting different Australian environments, plants and animals. Following the Gallery session students will participate in a sculptural art making workshop developed in consultation with Australian artist Jenny Crompton who explores themes that relate to her environment, identity, culture and country in her work. Students will create their own creature from land, sea or sky inspired by works of art in the NGV, their imaginations and experiences.

Cost $18 per student (2 hours)

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Explore and Draw
All levels

Visual Art
Sketching in front of original works of art is a challenging and exciting activity that helps to develop students’ observational skills. In these sessions students will discuss works and be guided through a range of drawing activities to enhance their understanding of art and their experience of the Gallery.

Cost $16 per student (2 hours)

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App Artist / Pixel Painter
All levels

Visual Art, Design and Technology
Using a variety of drawing, painting and photography tools – students examine and analyse works of art and use them to inspire new creations in a digital sketchbook.

Cost $16 per student (2 hours)

Maximum 40 students

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The Art of Play
Levels 9–10

Visual Art
An introduction to the Gallery involving games, fun, adventure, playful and informal exploration, teamwork and problem solving. The program has been designed to actively engage students with the Gallery environment, giving them ownership of their experience and providing new perspectives on the Gallery and its spaces. An ideal learning experience for students participating in a Melbourne city experience.

Cost $16 per student (2 hours)

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Design Challenge
All levels

Design and Technology
Working with an Educator, students will explore a range of design works in the NGV’s Collection. This session will be followed by an action packed workshop that pits teams against each other in a race to complete a creative design challenge.

Cost $18 per student (2 hours)

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Creators and Inventors
Levels 2–6

Design and Technology
Students will be inspired by the creativity and inventiveness of artists in the NGV Collection before visiting our art studio to make their own work of art with a little code, a little science and a lot of fun. This program introduces MaKey MaKey, a kit of simple materials, that gives tinkerers, dreamers and makers the power to invent: with the snap of an alligator clip, everyday objects interact with art in creative and surprising ways. Students will come away with an appreciation for art and story, an understanding of code and circuits and the inspiration to create and invent.

Cost $18 per student (2 hours). All equipment provided.

Maximum 30 students

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Poetry for Fun
Levels 5–10

English
Introduce students to the joy of poetry. Inspired by works of art from different times and cultures and poetry readings, students will create their own poems in several short forms including free verse, haiku, tanka and concrete.

Cost $16 per student (2 hours)

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My Saintly Self
Levels 3–6

Religion and Belief
What makes a person inspire hearts and minds? Hear stories of lives of saints such as Saint Catherine, Saint Barbara and Saint Jerome. How are women of faith, such as Mary, mother of Jesus, portrayed? How do artists imagine Old Testament figures such as Moses, David and Queen Esther? Consider saints or great beings from a range of faith traditions. What virtues are portrayed and how? Following the Gallery session students participate in an art making workshop, creating a collage and using colour, text and symbols to explore their personal goals and ideas of goodness and virtue in a contemporary world.

Cost $18 per student (2 hours)

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Curate

Work directly with an NGV Educator and curate your own program. Is there is a particular theme, works of art or learning outcome (including the range of VCE study designs and IB Diploma) you would like us to explore? We can design a tailored, extended or specialist program for you. To create the best content for your class, we recommend six weeks notice prior to booking. These ideas are suggestions that you may wish to build on.

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Enquiries

03 8620 2340, 9am–5pm weekdays
edu.bookings@ngv.vic.gov.au
@ngveducation

Plan your visit

To prepare for your booking, please note the following:

  • Bookings are essential for all school and student groups
  • Bookings must be made at least 4 weeks in advance of visit
  • All programs are presented by experienced educators
  • Chinese translation available on request (at additional cost, confirmed at time of booking)
  • A teacher or adult accompanying your group is also welcome to translate during the visit

For more information please see our plan your visit page.

Terms and conditions

Please note the following terms and conditions prior to booking:

  • All bookings are confirmed at time of booking. Tentative bookings are not accepted
  • Invoices will be issued by NGV prior to visit. Payment must be paid at least one week prior to the visit
  • Requests to amend confirmed booking details (such as change to participant numbers), must be made by email at least 14 days prior to visit.
  • Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments.
  • No refund for variance in student number during visit
  • Students must be supervised at all times by a teacher or adult

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