What to Expect

Each session is delivered live, led by an Audience Engagement staff member, and includes a slideshow of artwork images from the NGV collection. During the session, children are asked questions and given the opportunity to share their thoughts via the chat function. The presentation ends with a creative activity and worksheet available free to download from the NGV website.


  • Children are introduced to some of the ways visual language can communicate ideas and meaning.
  • Children engage in creative making activities that support the development of fine motor skills.
  • Each session encourages children to share their thoughts and express their ideas.
  • Children are introduced to a broad range of artworks and artists from diverse cultures, with a focus on First Nations artists.
Equipment and Set-up

This program is conducted on the free video conference platform Webex. For privacy, participant microphones and cameras are turned off. We encourage engagement through the chat function, where messages are read aloud during the program. An adult needs to be available to type children’s responses on their behalf into the chat bar.

To join the program, click the link provided for the selected session time. We recommend joining 5-10 minutes early to ensure your computer is properly set up.

For Groups

It’s recommended to present on a large screen or computer so children can easily view the artwork and presenter on screen. These sessions are great conversation starters that enable the learning to continue offline. Under 5s sessions work well for small group work or for group time.