Education at WAG

WAG’s Education Program offers sessions all year round. For our Foundation and Early Years learners we offer several hands-on learning sessions such as the Music and Rhythm session and Handa’s Surprise Senses Tour. Primary School students can access exciting sessions such as the Mini Curators, where children are encouraged to handle artefacts appropriately and think about exhibition issues. For Secondary School students we offer study sessions for VCE subjects.

Term 2 at WAG

Indigenous History and Farming

Using Sam Leach's exhibition 6600+ students will be able to explore Australian Indigenous eel farming techniques. 6600+ explores the ancient and internationally significant site of Budj Bim and investigates the ancient man-made structures and early European perspectives, geological formations and archaeological methods. This session involves and introduction to the site, questions for students to investigate and a short video demonstrating how eels would have been caught using the system at Budj Bim. The session can be tailored to any yeal level and supports the Victorian Curriculum F-10 in the following learning areas and all capabilites:

  • The Arts
  • Humanities - geography and history
  • English
  • Technologies

Origami!

Beginning with a close look at Tokyo artist, Shimura Nobohiru's exhibition, Mono No Ke, students will explore Japanese culture and tradition. Students will then be able to try their hand at the ancient Japanese art of paper folding, starting off with simple pieces.

As this exhibition includes poetry, the session can be altered to incorporate a poetry writing activity rather than origami if desired. Suitable for mid-primary to lower seconday and supports the Victorian Curriculum F-10 in the following learning areas:

  • The Arts
  • Humanities - geography and history
  • English
  • LOTE

WAG Permanent Collection - Cornucopia

Students can explore a selection from WAG's Permanent Collection which have been chosen to represent the theme - Cornucopia. This groups of paintings, prints, sketches and objects show still life representations of fruit and food, people eating and the gathering, foraging and hunting of food. Sessions can be tailored to incorporate learning about the Elements of Art or simple sketching activities. All sessions include the students exploring artowrks using Visual Thinking Strategies. Suitable for students at all levels and supports the Victorian Curriculum F-10 in the following learning areas:

  • The Arts
  • Humanities - history
  • English

 

 

 

 

 

More details related to WAG’s Education Programs for Foundation and Early Years, Primary and Secondary students can be found on the relevant webpages, or, feel free to contact Education Officer, Agostina Hawkins, for more information.

If you are a teacher and would like to be included on the Education mailing list or hear word of upcoming professional development opportunities please contact Agostina for more information on 5559 4949 or email: ahawkins@warrnambool.vic.gov.au