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Education Programs

Designed as interactive experiences, CMAG's education programs offer a wide range
of learning experiences with an emphasis on art and history.
Programs are held in the gallery spaces with accompanying practical sessions in the studio.

 

Canberra Museum and Gallery

Cnr London Cct and Civic Square
Canberra City ACT
Tel: 6207 3968

Group bookings are essential.
Please contact the Education Officer: (02) 6207 1775
Cost: $6.00 per student
Teachers and supervisors are free of charg

 

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Preschool Programs

Preschool Programs


Our specialist preschool programs are extremely popular and are generally booked out 6-8months in advance. We do occasionally have cancellations and operate a waiting list to fill vacant dates. Contact the Education Officer (6207 1775) to enquire about available dates.





What Do Artists Make?

Elioth Gruner: the texture of light

Children will journey through the exhibition Elioth Gruner: the texture of light through the interplay of art, geography and historical artefacts. Travelling through a timeline of art works, children discover how Canberra looked almost one hundred years ago through the eyes of a painter, Elioth Gruner. The gallery experience aims to highlight a variety of ways that art may be viewed and experienced. In the studio, children will explore and experiment with some of the tools and techniques Gruner used to create both portraits and landscapes.


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Old MacDonald’s Farm

Old MacDonald’s Farm

Through story telling, play and song, children learn about activities that happen on a farm and experience a gentle introduction to the past. A practical butter-making workshop allows children to experiment with historical techniques and taste the finished product.

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What Do Artists Make?: Self-Guided Art Stops

What Do Artists Make?: Self-Guided Art Stops

This self-guided tour offers preschools an excellent alternative to our guided programs. The self-guided tour consists of five Art Stops where students explore works of art using specialist materials and activities.

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Bread and Butter

 

Bread and Butter


Roll up your sleeves and get to work! This hands-on workshop introduces students to life in Canberra before it was the National Capital. Using historical equipment, students will experiment with tools and techniques to make butter, a basic food we all take for granted...

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Focus Workshops

 

Focus Workshops


Focus workshops are designed to enhance students’ observational skills, broaden their understanding of artistic concepts and create opportunities to experiment with hands-on techniques...

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Exhibition in a Suitcase

Ordinary/Extraordinary : Exhibition in a Suitcase Outreach Program


Discover our two suitcases, packed full of a variety of stunning objects made by local artists. Explore the extraordinary nature of ordinary things.

Red Suitcase: What is Design?

This suitcase contains a range of stunningly designed and made objects in glass, metal, ceramics, plastic and timber. Some of these use traditional techniques and others are made using hi-tech machines and materials.

Suitable for primary to adult learners.

Blue Suitcase: What Inspires Artists?

This suitcase contains a series of quirky and exciting objects where the artists have used imaginative approaches to materials. Here you will find toast made from clay, Millennium Bug Teapots and other strange and inspiring objects made from plastic, timber and collected objects...

Suitable for primary to adult learners.

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Transport and Parking


Canberra Museum and Gallery is located on London Cct in Canberra city. Paid parking is available in adjacent carparks, including four disabled carparks in the London Cct carpark opposite the bus interchange. CMAG is located very close to the Civic bus interchange and many school groups use public transport to visit us. For groups travelling by chartered bus, there is a bus drop-off zone outside CMAG on London Cct.

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