Professional development

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Free Educator Preview: You're  invited!

Wednesday 11 March 


To help your students be even more creative and engaged, MPRG has exhibitions and programs to inspire all year levels. Come and hear about the 2020 exhibition program, enjoy a preview of A collection of stranger things, curated by artist Patrick Pound and With a little help from our Friends, and see work by contemporary artists Carla McRae and Sophie Perez.

See examples of exhibition-related classroom art-making ideas, network with colleagues and enjoy complimentary light refreshments.


Professional development 

Visual Thinking Strategies Professional Development Workshop

 with Carly Grace

Tuesday 21 April
9.30am – 3.30pm

Working with Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) facilitator Carly Grace, workshop participants will be guided through VTS discussions in response to the work of found-image artist Patrick Pound and other artists.

VTS is an enquiry-based approach to experiencing art through careful, close looking and questioning, empowering students to discuss art based on what they can see in an artwork.

The goal of VTS is not to teach the history of a work of art but rather to encourage students to observe independently and to back up their comments with evidence through dialogue with their peers.

Through practical VTS demonstrations in the gallery, participants will learn about the key components of this strategy and how to use Visual Thinking Strategies to engage students in focused looking and deep thinking about visual art.

Participants will gain insight into how VTS can be used to make meaningful connections with contemporary Australian art and how VTS pedagogy connects directly to the Victorian Curriculum, developing students’ capabilities for Critical and Creative Thinking.


Cost: $90 (including GST)
Location: Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
Address: Civic Reserve, Dunns Rd, Mornington

Catering: Lunch and a light morning tea will be provided. Please advise dietary requirements when booking.