Outreach Incursion | Magical Masks


Levels F-6

Let NGV come to you! Our educator-led incursions fit into your schedule and offer students and teachers who may not be able to visit the Gallery opportunities to connect with the NGV Collection from your own classroom or art room.

With Magical Masks, explore international cultures and art making traditions. All over the world, people make and wear masks for all kinds of reasons, including celebrations, ceremonies, performances and for fun! Taking inspiration from some of the masks in the NGV Collection, discover how masks are used to represent unique characteristics and ideas before creating a decorative, expressive mask of your very own.

Each program includes:

  • The delivery of two 75-minute workshops, for up to 30 students per session
  • All necessary art materials
  • Facilitation by an NGV Educator, with the support of an NGV Learn Program Assistant

NGV outreach incursions are available on-demand to schools within a 60km radius of Melbourne. For schools beyond this range, please reach out to us at education.bookings@ngv.vic.gov.au to explore possibilities.

Duration: 75 minutes

Cost: $950 for two 75-minute workshops (up to 30 students per workshop session). Additional workshops can be included in your booking for an additional fee.

Learning objectives

  • Compare masks from different historical and cultural contexts to see how ideas and techniques are similar or different.
  • Identify and discuss how the use of materials can enhance meaning and expression in works of art.
  • Create and present a mask design inspired by art and objects from different cultures.

Booking Form

    We require six weeks notice for all bookings.

    Changes to your booking must be made in writing. Changes can be made up to 14 days prior to your visit. Invoices will be sent prior to the visit. Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments.

    Please note that this is a booking request only. You will receive a confirmation via email within 5 working days. Before your visit, we will be in contact to discuss and confirm schedule for the day.

    School details

    Group details

    If less than 10 students attend a program, minimum fees may apply

    Program Selection

    Date Selection

    We recommend you provide three date options for your program to avoid disappointment. We will do our best to accommodate your first preference, however due to high demand this may not always be possible.

    Terms and Conditions

    Schools will need to provide the following resources:

    • A laptop or computer connected to a screen to deliver an introductory presentation prior to the practical activity.

    • A suitable space for the workshop to take place with tables and chairs set up in advance.

    • Smocks and general classroom supplies.

    We do not take tentative bookings. Bookings are considered firm at time of booking. Any amendments, including changes to participant numbers, must be made by email at least 14 days prior to the program. Invoices will be sent prior to the visit. Full program fees will be incurred for late cancellations or amendments. Payment must be paid at least one week prior to the visit.

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