Schools Programme

  • Secret Meanings Years 1 – 4

    During the Te Tuhi workshop ‘Secret Meanings’ students will experience a towering Cuisenaire rod sculpture by internationally acclaimed New Zealand artist Michael Parekōwhai.

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  • Dream Houses Years 1–4

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Dream Houses’ we learn about artists who make art about architecture. We will think and learn how geometric shapes have inspired art, artists and many great buildings around the world.

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  • I AM NZ Years 1–8

    During the exciting Te Tuhi programme ‘I AM NZ’ we will think about the place we live in, Aotearoa New Zealand, and what makes this country unique.

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  • Stories of the Pacific Years 1–8

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Stories from the Pacific’ we will learn how artists use signs and symbols to tell stories within Pacific culture. We will see examples of work by Pacific artists and inspire students to create their own signs and symbols to tell their personal story.

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  • Wish you were here Years 3-6

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Wish you were here’ students will learn about artists who connect culture with place. Students will think about cultural heritage and the place we live in.

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  • Creative Stories Years 4–8

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Creative Stories’ we look at the way artists tell stories through poster making. We will explore our own chosen story through role play and creating our own poster. 

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  • Photo Chop! Years 5–8

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Photo Chop!’ we will learn about artists who use collage and discover the origins, techniques and art form of the technique. We will see examples of collage made in different ways by artists from all around the world.

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  • Tūrangawaewae: A place to stand Years 5–8

    During this Te Tuhi programme Tūrangawaewae: A place to stand we learn about tūrangawaewae and how it inspires artists and their art work.

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  • Now Loading Years 5–10

    This programme will help students learn and discover the art of abstract painting. We will learn what an abstract painting looks like and how this style of painting is different to others. We will also think about the different types of technology as this will be the inspiration for our abstract painting.

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  • Changing Climate Years 5–10

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Changing Climate’ we look at artists and the artwork they make in response to climate change. Students will also learn about climate change and the impact it has on people and place.

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  • Pick and Mix Years 5–10

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Pick and Mix’ we will learn about artists who use collage. We will discover the origins, techniques and art form of collage.

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  • Copies of the World Years 7-10

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Copies of the World’ we will learn how artists from all over the world have used casting to create their artwork.

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  • Talkart Years 10–13

    Year 10–13 students practise and expand their art vocabulary within gallery contexts by completing group activities and presenting ideas and opinions appropriate to the students’ subject and level. The diversity of art approaches in Te Tuhi’s exhibitions are ideal for Level 2/3 students.

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  • Migration Stories Years 5–10

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘Migration Stories’ students will learn about migration, both in the Pacific and throughout the world, and learn how artists make art inspired by migration. This programme will also help us learn more about and reflect on what it might be like to migrate to a new country.

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  • The Arrivals Years 5–10

    During the Te Tuhi programme ‘The Arrivals’ we will learn about three separate journeys from around the world to the land of Aotearoa. We will learn why people travelled, how they travelled, what they saw and experienced along the way.

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