YoungArts Education - Ongoing Programs
The following programs relate to our permanent collection
inlcuding the Eureka Rebellion. To become a Member School or
to book your students into a YoungArts or Eureka Education programs
contact Gallery reception by phone 03 5320 5858 or email
An extraordinary visual journey
Programs related to the permanent
collection include introductory and special themed tours,
studio-based art making activities and student exhibitions.
Talk about Art
For students from Pre School, Early Years, VELS, VCE and
Explore and discuss themes in art and materials and techniques
used by artists. Choose from:
Discovery Tour - highlights of the collection and a
short history of the Gallery.
Portrait and genre painting - portraits and
scenes of everyday life.
Narratives in Art - from grand scale history
paintings to modern art.
Landscape - Australian colonial to modernism and
Frames, Furniture, Fashion - gold frames, wooden
furniture, decorative arts and garments.
Sculpture and Ceramics - artworks in stone,
bronze, clay, wood and mixed media.
Indigenous Art - its materials, cultural and
spiritual connection to the land.
Environmental sustainability - discover what art
can teach you about the environment.
For students from Pre School, Early Years and VELS
Art practical workshops using a range of materials and techniques
are available with education staff or - by arrangement - with local
artists. These relate toTalk about Arttours or exhibitions and can
also be tailored to suit your students' needs and current unit of
inquiry. Please contact our Education staff to discuss this and
remember to check out the gallery website for more information
about our current and future exhibition program.
Getting to know the Analytic
Available during Term 3
Help your VCE Year 12 Art students to gain greater understanding
of the Analytic Frameworks by using artworks in the Gallery's
contemporary collection. Two hours
Available during Term 4
Help students prepare for the end of year Art exam, which responds
to an unseen artwork. These sessions offer exam tips and analysis
workshops where student will focus on four artworks relating to
each of the Analytic Frameworks. Two hours
What Makes a Gallery Work? Art
Recommended for VCE Studio Art students and focuses on the
requirements of Unit 4: Outcome 3
Available during Term 3
Find out about the role of a public gallery. Through touring
different spaces, students learn about curating, presenting and
promoting exhibitions and the conservation and preservation of
artworks. As an extension of this program groups can also visit the
Post Office Gallery, Backspace or Red Brick Gallery to compare a
public gallery with other art spaces.
Discuss and Analyse
Tours relating to VCE Art, Studio Arts, Design and Technology and
VCAL study designs are also available and can include more in-depth
analysis of artworks.
Discover the drama of Eureka
The Eureka Education program is currently being offered at the
Art Gallery of Ballarat during the redevelopment of the Eureka
Centre. The Program provides a unique opportunity for students to
gain a deeper understanding of life on the Goldfields and the
issues, events and outcomes associated with the Eureka Rebellion of
Visiting students are taken on a guided tour of the Goldfields'
and Eureka artworks, view the original Eureka flag and participate
in the exciting Eureka Hall of Debate role play activity.
Programs with Gallery Education Officers are
available: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to
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.
Self Guided Gallery Tours are
available: Monday to Friday, 9am to
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.
Eureka Education Programs are available Monday
to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Cost: $3 +GST per student. No charge for teachers
Gallery Education staff: Michael Nichols and
Telephone: 03 5320 5782 OR 5320 5858
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).
Eureka Education Officer: Robert Allan
Telephone: 03 5320 5189
The Eureka Education Program is funded through the Department of
Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).