Art Incursions for Schools

Bring the Gallery to your classroom!

During Term 2 to Term 4, 2022 we are excited to offer a series of onsite art incursion programs for students in preschool, primary and secondary schools.

Hosted by a Gallery educator, each lesson includes a hands-on artmaking activity and an opportunity for students to explore key works from the Gallery's collection in new and inspiring ways. This is a free curriculum-aligned visual arts program, with some materials provided. Duration varies from 30 minutes to 1 hour.

We encourage teachers to participate in the workshop however the teacher is responsible for the duty of care and behaviour management of the class and must be present for the duration of the lesson.

Available to schools within a 50km radius of Newcastle CBD. If your school is located outside of this limit, please contact the Gallery to discuss. If you have any questions about the programs on offer, contact us via email at artgallery@ncc.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 4974 5100.

Book your class a free art incursion using the online form below.

Submit a Booking - Early Years and Primary

Submit an Expression of Interest - Secondary

About the programs:

There are four onsite art incursion programs for educators to book. All students will receive a printed art booklet that features responding ideas and fun facts about the artists Robert Dickerson, John Olsen, Valerie Strong and Ronnie Tjampitjinpa.

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Art Booklet: Imagined Viewpoints (pdf)

For more detailed workshop session information about our tailored art incursion programs: 1. Water Painting or 2. Bird's Eye View, visit the lesson plans below. Each session is hosted by a Gallery educator, with some materials provided.

1. Water Painting
Lesson Plan: Water Painting (pdf)
Recommended for Early Years / Junior Primary.
Duration: 1 x 30-45 Minute Lesson.
Book here: https://nag.org.au/engage/learning-programs/art-incursions-for-schools/art-incursion-booking-form

2. Bird's Eye View
Lesson Plan: Bird's Eye View (pdf)
Recommended for Junior / Senior Primary.
Duration: 1 Hour Lesson.
Book here: https://nag.org.au/engage/learning-programs/art-incursions-for-schools/art-incursion-booking-form

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Art Booklet: Dickerson Style Portrait (pdf)

For more detailed workshop session information about our tailored art incursion programs: 3. Face Collage or 4. Exaggerated Portraits, visit the lesson plans below. Each session is hosted by a Gallery educator, with some materials provided.

3. Face Collage
Lesson Plan: Face Collage (pdf)
Recommended for Early Years / Junior Primary.
Duration: 1 x 30-45 Minute Lesson.
Book here: https://nag.org.au/engage/learning-programs/art-incursions-for-schools/art-incursion-booking-form

4. Exaggerated Portraits
Lesson Plan: Exaggerated Portraits (pdf)
Recommended for Junior / Senior Primary.
Duration: 1 Hour Lesson.
Book here: https://nag.org.au/engage/learning-programs/art-incursions-for-schools/art-incursion-booking-form

Images: John OLSEN OBE, AO King Sun & the Hunter 2016 (detail) acrylic on linen 170.0 x 300.7 Purchased with the assistance of the Les Renfrew Bequest, Newcastle Art Gallery Foundation, Newcastle Art Gallery Society, Laurel Bale, Experienced Office Furniture, Peter Frost (in memory of Denise Frost), Eric Hardman Family Trust, John and Margaret Tonkin and public donation 2016 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist; Robert DICKERSON Guy 1957 (detail) oil on hardboard 136.4 x 90.0cm Purchased 1959 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist’s estate.