Installation view of the exhibition the exhibition <em>Camille Henrot: Is Today Tomorrow</em> at NGV International<br/>
Photo: Tom Ross<br/>

ON REQUEST PROGRAMS

An Introduction to Watercolour Country: 100 works from Hermannsburg All Levels

Discuss the legacy of the Hermannsburg School and learn about the artists’ vital connection to Country in this educator-led gallery discussion.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Accessible Learning with Art All Levels

The NGV is for everyone. This introduction to the NGV supports students with diverse learning abilities, and their teachers, to feel more confident and empowered to visit the Gallery.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Welcome to the Gallery All Levels

The NGV is yours to discover in this art adventure. Ideal for a first time visit to the NGV, students explore the Gallery and interpret and discuss art and design from different places and times.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Artful Thinking All Levels

Think adventurously through art and design. Explore and respond to works from different times and cultures using thinking strategies and tools. This educator-led Gallery session draws upon Artful Thinking routines developed by Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Artful English Levels 5-10

Nurture a love of writing. Experiment with language, develop rich descriptive vocabulary, and use art and design from different times and cultures as inspiration for creative writing. Students create a booklet of responses that can be used in the classroom to produce extended pieces of writing.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

The Art of Portraiture All Levels

What’s in a portrait? What do portraits tell us about people and the times they lived in? What does the appearance of a sitter reveal about what they might be thinking or feeling? Why is it important that artists make portraits of people? View and discuss historical and contemporary portraits from across the NGV Collection.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

The Art of Play Levels 9-10

Explore the Gallery, find inspiration, get creative and have fun. Challenge students to work together to draw, describe, perform, create and curate.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $20 per student

19th Century to Now Levels 10-12

How has art changed since the nineteenth century? What are the key characteristics of different movements and styles, and what ideas and events have influenced these? Students explore these questions and more in an educator-led Gallery session.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Write About Art Levels 7-12

Creative ways to analyse, interpret and describe art. Following a presentation that introduces strategies for writing about art, students take inspiration from works on display and create rich, descriptive writing during a practical session in the Gallery.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $20 per student

Medieval to Renaissance Levels 7-10

Explore Medieval Europe and the Italian Renaissance, and discuss how art reflects the social and cultural changes and artistic innovation from its time.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Hola Espana Levels 5-12

What can we learn about Hispanic and Spanish culture from art? Discover rich histories and stories in Mesoamerican and Spanish artworks from the NGV Collection.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Konnichiwa Japan Levels 5-12

Journey to Japan through traditional and contemporary artworks. From Buddhist sculptures to ceramics, fashion and textiles, this program provides a rich insight into Japan and its rich cultural history and traditions.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Art in China : Then and Now Levels 5-12

Explore Chinese art from ancient times to the present day. Intricately crafted early funerary and ritual objects, traditional artforms rich in symbolism, and dynamic contemporary works paint a vivid picture of China past and present.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Viva Italia Levels 5-12

See the sites, meet the people and discover stories of Italian culture and history on this journey through Italian art and design from antiquity to the present day.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Bonjour France All Levels

Experience the essence of French culture and history. Discover people, stories, art movements and cultural traditions through the art and design spanning the fourteenth to the twenty-first century.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Belonging and Community All Levels

What does it mean to belong to a religious tradition? Explore how artworks reflect and express religious beliefs, symbols, rituals and identity.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Inspiring Lives Levels 5-10

What are the qualities of a great leader? Interpret images and stories of inspiring individuals from different cultures, contexts and times who have shown courage, leadership and faith at critical times.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Art and Cultures of the first Australians All Levels

Gain insight into the importance of connection to Country through the culture and creativity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists and their works.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Australian Identity and Culture Levels 5-10, VCE

What does it mean to be Australian? Explore different perspectives on Australian identity and culture through art and design. How have people from different times and backgrounds experienced Australia? What can art and design teach us about contemporary Australia?

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Colony to Nation Levels 3-10, VCE

Explore Australia’s history, from first contact and colonisation through to Federation. This program includes lively discussion of stories and events from the past and considers multiple perspectives on Australian history.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

All About Design Levels 3-12

What is design? What do designers do? Explore how designers solve problems, present possibilities, tell stories, reflect their time and imagine the future. Discover design as a process and a way of thinking that helps to shape the world we live in.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Pop Art, Swap Art! Levels 7 - 12

How have modern and contemporary artists responded to a rapidly changing world? Explore works from the NGV Collection with an NGV educator to discover how artists have pushed the boundaries of ‘traditional’ art, experimenting with new and diverse approaches to artmaking. Then in the studio, use a range of media to collaboratively create bold and unique postcards using collage, the language of symbols, Pop art and other modern artworks as inspiration.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $22 per student

Fabulous Food Design Challenge Levels 3-10

From fancy forks to pots for tea, the NGV collection is bursting with food utensils and vessels from different times and places. What are they made from? How were they used? What can we learn from them? Following a gallery tour, respond to a design brief and design a new utensil or vessel for a futuristic feast in a studio workshop.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $22 per student

Art House Architecture Design Challenge Levels 6-12

Be the architect. The annual NGV Architecture Commission asks architects to consider innovative ways to activate the NGV’s Grollo Equiset Garden with a thought-provoking work of temporary architecture. In this workshop, students use tools and techniques for idea generation and rapid prototyping to create their own response to the same brief. The program includes a gallery session with a viewing of the competition winning design.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $22 per student

Seeing Through Drawing Levels 3-12

Draw attention to art! Explore new ways of seeing and making art by sketching in the gallery. Students build on their observational and technical skills, while getting to know the stories and ideas behind art and design in the NGV Collection.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $22 per student

The Art of Illumination Levels 9-12

Work like a medieval illuminator. Inspired by works from the NGV collection, students design their own illuminated letter using pattern, foliage and flourishes, then make their letter shine with gouache and gold.

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: $22 per student

Ideas and Inspiration Levels 10-12

Where do artists and designers get their ideas? How does an idea become a finished work? How do materials and techniques connect to ideas, culture, and meanings? Explore the diverse ideas and materials that have inspired creative minds across time and place.

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $10 per student

Learning Resources

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Pharaoh | Notes for Educators Think with Thoth Creative Practice: David Shrigley Meet the Maker | Ashley Eriksmoen Big Ideas in Contemporary Art and Design NGV Triennial 2023 | Exhibition Fact Sheet Reflection model (Itsukushima) | Exhibition Fact Sheet Pierre Bonnard: Designed by India Mahdavi | Notes for Educators Melbourne Now | Exhibition Fact Sheet Creative Practice: Kelly Koumalatsos Digital Creatives: Breakfast With Bonnard Level 4-8 Digital Creatives: Exquisite Corpse Levels 4-8 Accessible Learning with Venkat Raman Singh Shyam China – The Past Is Present | Exhibition Factsheet Digital creatives: Egyptian Enigma Levels 4-8 Rigg Design Prize 2022 VCE Visual Communication Design Who Are You | Exhibition Factsheet VCE Art & Studio Arts Who Are You | Australian Portraiture All Levels QUEER: Stories from the NGV Collection VCE Art Bark Ladies: Eleven artists from Yirrkala Levels 3-8 We Change the World PASS Project Camille Henrot: Exhibition fact sheet VCE Maree Clarke: Ancestral Memories Levels 5-8 Introduction to French Impressionism Levels 5-10 Digital creatives: Monet, sunrise to sunset Levels 4-8 French Impressionism: Exhibition fact sheet VCE Studio arts French Impressionism Levels 7-12 We Change the World Levels 5-8 Allegory, parody and appropriation with Tiepolo’s The banquet of Cleopatra Levels 9-10 Big Weather Levels 5-8 NGV Triennial 2020: Cut, paste, compose Levels 5-10 NGV Triennial 2020: Exhibition fact sheet VCE This extraordinary environment Auslan video: Small victories trophy NGV Triennial 2020: Small victories trophy Levels 5-10 NGV Triennial 2020: Secondary card kit Levels 7-10 Digital creatives: Sea life Levels 4-8 Chinese Ceramics Throughout History Levels 8-10 Introduction to ukiyo-e and kabuki Levels 5-8 The art of storytelling inspired by Laing’s groundspeed (red piazza) #2 Levels 7-9 Writing about war inspired by Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman, 1937 Levels 9-10 Education and myth in ancient Greece Level 7 Life and power in ancient Rome Level 7 Investigating ancient Egypt Level 7 Short-form poetry with Kim Hoa Tram’s Pine with cranes dancing in the snow, dance in motion, 2000 Levels 6-9 Creative writing and effective interviewing inspired by William Quiller Orchardson’s The First Cloud, 1887 Levels 9-10 Japanese Modernism: Exhibition factsheet VCE Exhibiting Artworks at the NGV VCE Art Making and Exhibiting Graphic portraits Levels 6-10 Everyday moments Levels 7-10 Accessory design Levels 7-10 Japanese vocabulary skills with Noh Theatre costumes and characters Levels 8-10 Descriptive writing inspired by John Brack’s Collins St, 5p.m. Levels 7-8 Analysing Historical Sources from the Women’s Suffrage Movement Level 7 Creativity at Home Figurative flora print Levels 5-8 Poster design for change Level 7-10 Destiny Deacon Level 7-12 KAWS All Levels Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat Levels 7–12 Art Start Collection Stories Olympia: Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou Levels 7-12 Suburban collages Levels 5-8 Digital Creatives: Keith Haring’s Digital Dance Club Levels 5-12 Alexander Calder Levels 5–10 Terracotta Warriors & Cai Guo-Qiang All Levels Digital Creatives: Tessellate by code Year 5 - 10 Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds – Teacher Resource All Levels Discover MoMA Level 5–10 Discover MoMA: Art Industry Contexts VCE Art & Studio Arts Digital Creatives: Creative Control Meet the Artists & Designers: NGV Triennial 2017 Level 5-12 Hour of Code 2017: Van Gogh Year 3 to Year 8 Hokusai Year 5 to Year 12 Van Gogh and the Seasons – French Language Learning Resources Van Gogh and the Seasons Year 5 to Year 12 VCE Literature: Literary Perspectives Levels 10-12 Creative Educators: Block Printing with handmadelife – eBook Resource Year 7–12 Creative Responses to Love: Art of Emotion 1400–1800 John Olsen: The You Beaut Country – Educational eBook Resource Foundation to Year 10 Behind the Scenes at the NGV VCE Studio Arts Unit 4: Area of Study 3, Art Industry Contexts and AusVELS: The Arts, Years 9 and 10 The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier VCE Melbourne Activities Landscape and Environment Activities Identity Activities Art Activities – Explore Art Bridget Riley Pablo Picasso Kim Hoa Tram August Friedrich Schenck Howard Hodgkin Grace Cossington Smith Ron Mueck Egyptian Donald Judd Frank O. Gehry Giambattista Tiepolo Art Start: Image Bank Mount Kosciusko Weatherboard Creek Falls Background Language Resource for students of Japanese Foundation - Year 6 Eugene von Guérard Prep–Year 12 Howard Arkley John Brack Gordon Bennett Art Deco Andy Warhol’s Time Capsules Remembering Barak Rosalie Gascoigne Salvador Dali Asian Art Resource Prep to Year 10