Critical & Creative Thinking program
MPRG Education welcomes the opportunity to design programs to cater to your specific curriculum needs both here at the Gallery and in your classroom.
Bookings via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Oct – 1 Dec 2019
David Hockney: Prints
Gallery Discussion Session F-12:
See how David Hockney explores print-making as a vehicle for story-telling, visual problem-solving, capturing water and light, modern-day cubism and digital art-making.
Workshops F-12: Visual problem Solving:
How to create a narrative artwork: telling a story without words.
Explore mark-making to capture the effects of light.
Create a modern-day cubist portrait from multiple perspectives.
Download free David Hockney: Prints Education Resource here: https://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Education/Education-resources
18 Oct – 1 Dec 2019
Living Treasures: Prue Venables
Gallery Discussion Session F-12:
Explore the quiet beauty of Venables finely crafted ceramic pieces, with discussion focussing on the themes of Memory, Still Life, Utility, Hybrid Objects, Music (and silence).
Workshops F-12: Design and construct a vessel for treasured things, dreams and memories:
Explore the properties of light card to shape the perfect vessel for things special to you.
Download free Living Treasures: Prue Venables Education Resource here: https://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Education/Education-resources
Limited numbers, email MPRG Education officer to book now: Jill.Anderson@mornpen.vic.gov.au
These programs are available during all exhibitions:
Sketching in the Gallery F - 12 Students experience deep engagement with the artworks as they observe and record different artists’ styles and explore diverse ways of using aesthetic principles to communicate meaning.
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: http://mprg.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Events
Enjoy your visit
You can add to your visit by enjoying these well-maintained facilities within easy walking distance of MPRG:
Public toilets and picnic facilities
Mornington Botanical Rose Garden with a large covered rotunda
Community-run Oak Hill Gallery
Visit https://www.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Activities/Parks-Reserves/Parks-Recreation/Civic-Reserve for information on the range of recreation and sporting facilities at Civic Reserve.