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Programs for years 7–12

Discussion tours

Includes practical drawing components if requested

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 1 hour
Cost: $165 per group of 15 students or less
Preferred maximum of 45 students per session
Includes practical drawing components upon request

General discussion

Discover the artist and his studio and explore the works on display. Tailor-made discussion tours are also available by special arrangement.

Case study and body of work

Use Brett Whiteley as a focus for a case study discussion. Explore his body of work, art-making practice and the artist’s relationship to his subject, his audience and the outside world.

Other discussion topics include:

  • The debates and practices of Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Curatorial practice and the role of an art museum
  • Contemporary portraiture in the age of digital reproduction

Practical workshop tours

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 2 hours
Cost (except life drawing): $240 per group of 15 or less
Maximum of 2 groups per session

Students study Whiteley’s art-making techniques, explore his creative processes and make art themselves, surrounded by the inspiration of the studio space. Select a topic from the following list or discuss the possibility of a theme relating directly to your students’ school topics with education staff at the studio.

Follow the curve

Take a line for a walk through the studio and engage with Whiteley’s love of the curve. Experiment with materials and techniques that Whiteley explored. Observation skills and drawing techniques will be developed through looking at Whiteley’s artworks and his unique approach to drawing.

The alchemy of the process

Explore the evolution of an idea in this mixed-media-based workshop.

Life drawing

Students draw using a variety of materials with our experienced educators. Art materials, equipment and model’s fee are included in the cost.
Cost $315 per group of 15 or less

Studio zoo

Wednesdays and Thursdays: 2 hours
9.30–11.30am or 12.30–2.30pm
Cost: $660 per group of 30 or less
Maximum of 1 group per session

A visual arts workshop bringing the curriculum alive with visits from Taronga Zoo residents. In this two-hour workshop, students look at issues of representation and self-expression by engaging with original artworks and live animals through observation and discussion. This experience provides the opportunity to experiment with different media and approaches to drawing.

S & S wholsalers

Bookings and prepayment essential
Students should bring their VAPDs

For enquiries, contact the Public Programs Department at the Art Gallery of NSW
Tel 02 9225 1740
Fax 02 9225 1842
pp@ag.nsw.gov.au