Art Observational Drawing
Galleries of Inspiration
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1–4
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$2 per student
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Auckland Museum
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This self directed programme is for the following year groups: Years 9–13, HiEd

Observe and draw items of cultural and community significance, from across the Museum collection. 

Related resources showcase objects of significance chosen by staff and linked to visual arts standards. Through our YouTube channel listen to Museum curators and external experts discuss key pieces on display in the Pacific Lifeways, Arts of Asia, Māori Court, and Encounters galleries. 

He Taonga Māori and Pacific Lifeways galleries are most in demand, while Origins, Land, Arts of Asia and Ancient Worlds are also of interest. Inspiration may be found in the temporary exhibitions held in Special Exhibitions Hall and  Sainsbury Horrocks Pictorial Gallery. Due to demand, booking is essential.

Folding stools are provided for comfort and photography is permitted. 

Students are invited to share artwork inspired by Auckland Museum collections via social media.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

· Develop their observational drawing skills

· Understand the history, significance and context of taonga within Auckland Museum

· Be inspired by Auckland Museum collections to generate new ideas in their own artworks

· Critically reflect and respond to taonga on display

Image Details: Set of wooden nesting eggs, Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 2005.87.11 © Auckland Museum CC BY
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