Foundation to Year 10
The VELS curriculum is integral to all the AGB's school programs
from Prep through to Year 10. Emphasising the exploring,
responding, creating and making dimensions of the Arts domain, we
also link to English, including English as a Second Language (ESL),
Languages Other Than English (LOTE) and Humanities - History and
Geography. The program also responds to the VELS Physical, Personal
and Social Learning strand - Interpersonal Development, Personal
Learning, Civics and Citizenship - as well as the Interdisciplinary
Learning strand - Communication and Thinking domains.
1. Highlights of the Collection
An introduction to the Gallery's Permanent Collection through a
tour of its main gallery spaces - including a brief history
of the Gallery.
2. Indigenous Australian Art And Culture
Focus on indigenous artworks including bark paintings from
Arnhem Land and paintings on canvas from the Central Desert.
3. The Eureka Uprising
View original works to discover more about the Eureka rebellion
of 1854 and life on the goldfields in Ballarat in the 1850s and
beyond. Hands-on workshop also available.
Eureka Guided Tour and Hall of
Debate Role Play Activity
Each student is allocated the role of an individual associated
with the Eureka story and participate in discussion led by an
experienced Education Officer.
Using empathy the students participate in a role play enquiry
activity in a mock court room situation where each student answers
a series of questions asked by the 'judge'. These questions are
designed to reveal aspects of life on the Goldfields and
the issues, actions and outcomes associated with the Eureka
Rebellion of 1854.
4. Environment and sustainability
Explore the contrasts of harshness and beauty of the environment
as represented in the Gallery's collection.
5. Thematic Tours
Gallery staff in collaboration with teachers can tailor tours to
further explore and create more opportunities to respond to what is
currently studied at school.
Creating and Making Art
1. Workshops linked to tours
Hands on activities are available in the education studio
relating to all of the six Exploring Art
tours and can be negotiated with education officers prior to each
visit. These include drawing, painting, 3D construction,
Option: Drama and dance can also be set up in the
gallery. These can support the theme or inquiry students and
teachers are pursuing.
2. Young Artists workshops
Throughout the year special programs are available for students
during the school term to work with the Education Officers and
practising artists in the AGB studio using a range of media
including drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking.
3. After School Program
A changing program of art making activities - including drawing,
printmaking and 3 dimensional art - is available during the school
term. Students work with local practicing artists in the ABG
4. Holiday programs
Programs are available in term holidays and include a range of 2
and 3 dimensional art making activities.
For current program see After School Programs section of
the Gallery's website.
The Window on Lydiard Street and the William Buckland
Art Education Centre (The Education Studio)
The AGB's Lydiard Street is available for artists
and community groups to exhibit work. This includes local
students (F - 10) in the Ballarat region who can apply
to exhibit work produced either in an art workshop held
at AGB or back at school inspired by an aspect of the Gallery's
For more information please contact the AGB Education
Officers on 5320 5782.