Can’t make it to Canberra? Let the National Portrait Gallery come to you! Our virtual excursions connect the Gallery to classrooms from all over Australia and beyond. Wherever you are, you can participate in live, fully interactive learning programs aligned with the Australian Curriculum. All of our programs encourage participants to explore new ideas, ways of seeing and to respond creatively, in order to understand and appreciate Australian history, people and art.
Put Yourself in the Picture – Visual Arts
Students will explore the different ways portraits convey stories and identities - and how they can express their own. This program examines the different ways artists have interpreted and represented their subjects in portraits. Through visual analysis, activity, drawing and conversation students will increase their understanding of visual conventions and broaden their creative practice.
Target audience: Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 - can be adapted for younger or older students
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $60 - no cost applies for remote schools and designated access groups – please
History in the frame – History
Students will examine individuals, events and ideas that have contributed to Australia’s development as a nation. Through individuals portraits we’ll ask questions of their time and place, and compare the different perspectives conveyed by the artists. Students will explore portraits as historical documents through visual analysis, discussion, activity and drawing.
Target audience: Year 4, 5 & 6 - can be adapted for younger or older students
The shape of Australia – Civics and citizenship
This program investigates how citizens participate in a diverse and interconnected world, examining key events and individuals that have contributed to Australia’s evolving identity. Through discussion, drawing and activity students will visual analyse portraits and discover the sitter’s contributions to society while reflecting on their own civic responsibilities.
Curriculum links:Year 7 ACHCK049; ACHCK052; ACHCS056; ACHCS060Year 8 ACHCK066; ACHCK067; ACHCS070; ACHCS071; ACHCS074Year 9 ACHCK076; ACHCK079; ACHCK080; ACHCK081; ACHCS084; ACHCS085; ACHCS089Year 10 ACHCK090; ACHCK092; ACHCK093; ACHCK094; ACHCS097; ACHCS098; ACHCS102
Cost: $60, no cost applies for remote schools and designated access groups – please contact Alana.Sivell@npg.gov.au
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Phone number: (02) 6102 7075
Contact Email: Alana.Sivell@npg.gov.au
Business Address: National Portrait Gallery, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, ACT, 2600
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