Our new ‘See Think Wonder’ Learning Hub is a space within the gallery that supports our kaupapa of community engagement with the Arts.

Initially this space will be used for workshops with school students of all ages from the Matamata-Piako district providing opportunities for students to reflect on the artwork on display and make personal and wider connections. The activities in this space aim to encourage critical thinking, story-telling and to provide an opportunity to understand other people’s experiences.

The workshops aim to complement what the education sector provides in delivery of the arts and ngā toi learning areas of The New Zealand Curriculum. They will be structured around the following strands - understanding the arts in context, developing practical knowledge, developing ideas and communicating and interpreting – and aim to build upon the mahi that is already underway within our schools.

Images: Morrinsville Intermediate extension Art class working with tutor Valentine Venimore in the Learning Hub in March of this year as they research and develop ideas for their school mural to commemorate the schools 50th Jubilee.


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