YoungArts Education

A visit to the Art Gallery of Ballarat will help your students to develop skills in creativity, visual literacy and communication - discover the amazing resources and learning opportunities at Australia's premier regional gallery.

The Gallery offers YoungArts, which aims to offer young people a range of  programs, including education activities that are designed for kindergarten, primary, secondary and tertiary students, educators, community and youth groups.

Education Officers
Pauline Doran
Michael Nichols

What we offer

The YoungArts Education Program is designed for students and their teachers from pre-school to senior secondary focusing on Visual Arts curriculum and connecting to students' broader education. It addresses aspects of:

VEYLDF Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework
AusVELS F to 10 Australian Curriculum Victorian Essential Learning Standards
VCE Victorian Certificate of Education
VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
VET Vocational Education and Training


Take advantage of Members prices for our programs, receive information and invitations, and be eligible for discounts at the Gallery Shop.

Professional development

YoungArts Education provides great opportunities for Professional Development, with teacher exhibition previews and PD programs for temporary exhibitions.

Ongoing programs

Examples of some of our ongoing activities are:

Programs based around temporary exhibitions and the permanent collection.

The annual NextGen exhibition which displays work by VCE Art and Design students, is a specific focus on students' work. The Gallery works through the year to encourage students and teachers to use and enjoy their gallery.

After School and School Holiday programs are available for different age groups and include drawing, painting and sculpture workshops. Specific programs vary from term to term.

In addition to the YoungArts program, the Gallery offers regular life drawing classes whiuch are suitable for both beginners and experienced artists.