Drawing in the Gallery (Years 5-12)

This workshop invites participants to reflect on the portrait and self-portraiture as a form of artistic expression using Reggio Emilia’s pedagogic approach.

Combined with a viewing of the permanent collection, students join artist-facilitators for an introduction to drawing.

Featuring a selected work from the collection, students explore line, tone and proportion.
Workshop content able to be adapted to suit curriculum requirements.
Recommended for years 5 to 12

Comics and Characters
Students transform a portrait in the collection into an imaginative comic book character or caricature, exploring body language, facial expression and movement.
Recommended for years 5 to 12

Skulls and Skeletons
Examine works of art in the collection and begin to unpack the anatomy of the human form. Complete a series of observational studies exploring Planar and Ovoid drawing techniques that focus on measurement, structure and rendering. 
Recommended for years 7 to 12 

Photograph by Nat Rogers

Art Gallery of South Australia


29/01/2018 – 14/12/2018

Level: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Area: The Arts

Type: Special Program
Cost: $200 class group/$130 equity/regional class. Subsidised cost for groups less than 15 students.
Participants: Maximum 30 students
Duration: 2 hours

School bookings

ALL school visits must be booked in advance.

To book a visit, for more information or to discuss your student learning needs, please contact a Learning at the Gallery team member.

Organising your visit

Opening hours:
10am–5pm daily

Organising your visit

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Important information

Please note some permanent and temporary displays may contain content that is not suitable for all visitors. It is recommended teachers visit the Gallery prior to an excursion as a risk assessment strategy.


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