Secondary Education

The education programs offered at WAG include a full range of programs for students and teachers. WAGs education programs are also able to be tailored to your curriculum needs.

Contact Education Officer, Agostina Hawkins
03 5559 4949
ahawkins@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

Each session can be followed by a guided gallery tour at no extra cost.

Lower Secondary

1900's Life and Art

This session is an introduction into WAG's Collection of art and artefacts. Students look at artworks collected by our WAG founding Curator, Joseph Archibald along with artefacts from the Museum Collection that illustrate what life was like in the Victorian era. Dived into small groups, pupils have the opportunity to:

- Study an artwork in depth
- Wear museum gloves and get up close to handle an artefact
- Think about the costume and fashion of the time
- Learn about Joseph Archibald and the museum benefactors who established the WAG Collection.
- Listen to the story of Queen Victoria's Underpants by Jackie French.

Duration: 1 hour - Cost: $5 per student

Aboriginal Life and Art

This session introduces students to Indigenous art in the WAG Collection with an emphasis on art styles of the Western District. Students learn about different aspects of Aboriginal culture such as hunting and food preparation, child care and life for women, and listen to 'Dreamtime' stories.

Duration: 1 hour - Cost: $5 per student

The Elements of Art

This session introduces students to the elements of art. Just like letters can be made into words to form a story, poetry and understanding, so the elements of art can be used to build understanding. Students use exhibitions at WAG to identify different elements within artworks. Students are supported to focus on a particular artist or exhibition and develop an understanding about the meaning behind the work and the artist’s intent.

Duration: 1 hour - Cost: $5 per student

 

VCE Programs

VCE Art

Study session for Unit 1: Experience & Meaning - Outcomes 1&2.

Focus on Outcomes 1 & 2 includes a tour of the Gallery exhibition spaces with focus on particular works from WAG’s Collection which express social and personal interests, experiences, ideas and intentions. How display methods assist in audience interpretation in relation to WAG’s exhibitions on display will be discussed.

Duration: 1 hour. Cost: $10 per student

 

VCE Studio Arts

Study session for Unit 4: Industry in Context – Outcome 3

Focus on Outcome 3 of Unit 4 includes a tour of Gallery exhibition spaces and behind the scenes curatorial areas. A short talk is given on each of the main areas of work at WAG and students are encouraged to explore the Gallery. Students are encouraged to participate in activities such as writing a label, and identifying conservation risks in artworks. Students are invited to examine curatorial tools such as handling gloves, accessioning equipment, solander boxes and different types of acid-free paper.

Duration: 1 hour - Cost: $10 per student

 

Study session for Unit 4: Interpretation & Industry - Outcome 2 & 3.

Focus on Outcomes 2 & 3 includes a Gallery tour with analysis of artist techniques and methods as well as an introduction to museums principles and concepts. Students are encouraged to participate in activities such as writing a label, and identifying conservation risks in artworks. Students are invited to examine curatorial tools such as handling gloves, accessioning equipment, solander boxes and different types of acid-free paper.

Duration: 1.5 hour. Cost: $10 per student

 

VCAL

Study session for VCAL Unit 1: Industry in Context – Learning Outcome 1 Foundation/ Intermediate/ Senior

Focus on Outcome 1 of Unit 1 includes a tour of Gallery exhibition spaces and behind the scenes curatorial areas. A short talk is given on each of the main areas of work at WAG and students are encouraged to explore the Gallery. Students gain an understanding about the purpose of the arts industry and the services the Gallery provides. Students are encouraged to participate in activities such as writing a label, and identifying conservation risks in artworks. Students are invited to examine curatorial tools such as handling gloves, accessioning equipment, solander boxes and different types of acid-free paper.

Duration: 1 hour - Cost: $10 per student