School Activities

Learning in and through the Visual Arts

The Art Gallery of Ballarat (AGB) offers a variety of tours and workshops designed to appeal to students at different levels of education and promote creative thinking, visual literacy, communication skills, confidence in being in a gallery environment and self-confidence in personal interpretations of art. We aim to support classroom practice and extend knowledge and understanding of the gallery's unique permanent collection and constantly changing temporary exhibitions.

Programs with Education Officers

Cost: One hour tours and workshops FREE for Member schools and $3 non- Members. Where a charge applies for workshops and special programs it is extra to these fees. Please enquire as to availability as the Education Officers both work part-time.

Self Guided Tours

Available: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm
Cost: Free. Bookings essential. Adult supervision of school groups is required at all times as the Art Gallery of Ballarat is a public space. Self guided trails are also available upon request.

Education staff: Michael Nichols and Pauline Doran
Telephone: 03 5320 5782 OR 5320 5858
Pauline Doran paulinedoran@ballarat.vic.gov.au
Michael Nichols michaelnichols@ballarat.vic.gov.au

The Art Gallery of Ballarat's Education Program is funded through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) and the Catholic Education Office (CEO).