Critical & Creative Thinking program

students at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

MPRG Education welcomes the opportunity to design programs to cater to your specific curriculum needs both here at the Gallery and in your classroom.

These programs are available during our exhibitions (21 July - 17 September):
Constance Stokes, Wendy Sharpe, Minna Gilligan 

Gallery Session F-12
Students observe how these three dynamic artists have reacted creatively to the different worlds they live in. Students respond to and interpret the distinctive uses of materials, techniques, colour and compositional devices.  They explore the similarities and differences between the approaches to art-making these three powerful female artists have employed in different times and contexts.

F-12 Workshop
Inspired by Stokes, Sharpe and Gilligan students explore their own creativity with colour, drawing and found imagery to celebrate a person, place or thing special to them.

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Studio Arts Unit 4 Area of Study 3
Constance Stokes Arts Industry Contexts VCE Student seminar

Monday 21 August 2017
10am-12pm $5/student

Tour behind the scenes & learn from MPRG staff as they explain their role at a Regional Gallery including the Director, Curator, Registrar and Promotions.

Discover the methods and considerations involved in the current exhibition: Constance Stokes such as exhibition design, conservation, marketing, storage, materials, lighting and temperature.

Bookings via email:

These programs are available during all exhibitions:

Peek Ponder and Play F - 10 Students engage in playful activities as they explore the current exhibition. Working in teams they use lateral thinking and problem-solving to resolve challenges and respond creatively to the artworks. This fun program is designed to foster familiarity with looking at art and being in a gallery. Workshop: Responding to the works on display, students create their own expressive artwork.

What’s the Story? F - 8 Students explore artworks that tell stories as they develop skills observing, thinking and sharing ideas. Workshop: Students develop their visual expressive skills as they make aesthetic decisions to tell their own story in their artwork.

Fancy Feelings! F - 4 Students develop emotional literacy as they identify and talk about feelings expressed in art. Workshop: Students explore the use of art elements to communicate emotions in their own Passion Portrait.

Creative Writing 4 - 12 Students respond to artworks with creative word play and paint colourful pictures with wonderful words!

Explore & Express 7 - 12 Students explore artworks to interpret, identify and describe key features from a variety of times, places and cultures. They use art language to describe, discuss and compare the communication of ideas, meanings and messages. Workshop: Responding to the works on display, students create their own expressive artwork.

Students develop their use of appropriate terminology as they compare and discuss artworks using the analytical frameworks.


Learning in the Gallery with the MPRG Educator: $5/student (1 hour)
Learning in the Gallery and workshop with the MPRG Educator: $7.50/student (2 hours) 
Learning in schools with the  MPRG Educator: $5/student (minimum numbers apply)
Special programs and sessions costed on an individual basis
Independent Gallery learning: $2/student
Disadvantaged schools negotiated on an individual basis
Educator Previews: free
Professional Learning: free, unless indicated otherwise 

School holiday programs

Visit the events section of the website to find out about upcoming school holiday programs for primary and secondary school students, including VCE Art & Studio Arts folio development workshops: