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Student Tours and Workshops

All schools are welcome to visit Bendigo Art Gallery. Tours of the Gallery's permanent collection and or special exhibitions are available with an Education Officer.   Tours and workshops can be selected from those offered below or can be tailored to meet your specific curriculum needs. Unless otherwise stated tours are free with an Education Membership or are $3.50 per student.

Please contact an Education Officer to discuss and book your Gallery visit on 03 5434 6088.


Marimekko Primary Student Workshops - Pattern Play

Many of Marimekko’s greatest designs are based on simple shapes. Using these as inspiration students will explore different ways of developing designs, from overlapping shapes and lines to experimenting with scale and repetition the create their own motifs and patterns for a pencil case.
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Marimekko Secondary Student Workshops - Colour Concepts

Colour is the hallmark of Marimekko designs. Discuss Marimekko classic designs, then using these principles develop a design for al school bag. Students will explore colour relationships and experiment with line, repetition and abstraction in their designs.
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Marimekko student introductory presentations

A 20 minute presentation is available free with exhibtion student group bookings to schools prior to visiting the exhibition.
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Studio Arts Exhibition Focus Day 1 – preparation and presentation

This program provides an intensive focus on two exciting exhibitions at Bendigo Art Gallery and the installation process of an exhibition at La Trobe Art Institute with curator talks and criteria specific information for Studio Arts Unit 4 students.
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Studio Arts Exhibition Focus Day 2 – exhibitions in different art spaces

This program focuses on viewing exhibitions at both Bendigo Art Gallery and La Trobe Art Institute with curator talks and criteria specific information for Studio Arts Unit 4 students.
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Art Workshops F-10

* Sketchbooks* Portrait Plays* Creative Compositions* Drawing games
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Talking Art

Discover the language of artists and galleries and the words used to describe the visual art elements such as colour, line and shape.
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Contemporary Minds

Explore the materials and processes used by contemporary artists as well as the themes that Australian contemporary artists are exploring in their work today.
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The Language of Landscape

View early Australian landscapes from the turn of the 20th century, modern landscape paintings and those of contemporary Indigenous artists. Compare and contrast these styles and discuss the meanings covered. Available for school groups, bookings are essential.
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Let's look back, Australian people and places

Who came to the Victorian goldfields and what did Bendigo look like in 1862? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this tour looking at Bendigo history and important Australian issues such as immigration and the altered environment.
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