Enjoyable art activities for schools

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The Aigantighe Art Gallery welcomes South Canterbury pupils of all ages to enjoy its education programme.
The Aigantighe offers a good introduction to a variety of art and staff can prepare tailored worksheets and lead discussions with your class. Visits balance education and fun, and teachers also enjoy their visits.
Visits are offered for preschool right through to high school level.
This year is a special one for the Aigantighe as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. Every single exhibition in the House Gallery will be changing over and artworks from the permanent collection will also be on display in the Main Gallery.
The entrance will focus on the early history of the Grant family and arts in South Canterbury.
On display will be historic photos, the diary of Jessie Wigley and original homewares from the family. This would be of interest to any classes studying the history of Timaru or who are looking for research projects.
Many of the artists covered in the New Zealand visual arts curriculum are held in the collection. Richard Killeen, Michael Tuffery, John Pule and Ralph Hotere are just a few examples. Looking at a reproduction in a book can never compete with seeing the real thing, so make the most of the fantastic educational resources of the Aigantighe and book your visit today.
Exhibitions in the House Gallery can be tailored to topics studied by your classes, with advance notice.
Requests are welcomed from any of our local teachers throughout the year. Gallery staff are always happy to draw upon the extensive permanent collection to help students learn and experience art.
The team at the Aigantighe look forward to hearing from you and welcome your booking.