Responding to Art Tours

These facilitated tours provide students with an overview of the museum, it's fascinating history and the artworks on display. Our aim is to empower students, giving them a positive museum experience so that they become lifelong enthusiasts, visitors and supporters of the arts.

They can be taken as stand-alone programs or in combination with a Making Art Tour & Workshop.

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WAYS OF LOOKING

This tour promotes different ways of looking at, thinking about and engaging with art. Students are encouraged to discuss their ideas to help develop their verbal communication and observation skills. Contextual information is provided to support students' inquiries.

Recommended for early years, students new to gallery spaces and ESL students

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Photograph: Jeremy Weihrauch

EXHIBITION IN FOCUS

Designed to complement the exhibitions, this program encourages students to engage with artworks through in-depth analysis of a specific exhibition, theme or artist. Students will consider and discuss the formal qualities of artworks, their cultural and social contexts, possible interpretations and meanings. Please select an exhibition, theme or artist on the booking form.

Program adapted to suit different year levels

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Student Program 2015

HEIDE HISTORY

Students will discover the unique history of Heide with a guided tour of the 15 acre site and learn about the legacy of John and Sunday Reed and their contribution to the modernist art movement in Melbourne through their patronage, support and promotion of contemporary artists.

Program adapted to suit different year levels

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Christmas at Heide c.1946, gelatin silver photograph, 26.5 x 29.2 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Photograph: Albert Tucker

WRITE ABOUT ART

This program is designed to sharpen visual perception and communication skills. Students will write brief texts in the galleries based on their personal interpretation of the artworks and then evaluate their own and others’ ideas in a creative writing exercise.

Recommended for middle years students

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WHAT IS SCULPTURE?

Our response to sculpture is coloured by its materials, form and type of display - the act of looking at sculpture is a dynamic activity. In this program, students view a range of three-dimensional artworks and examine their shapes, textures, materials, scale, and meanings to develop informed judgements.

Programs are adapted to suit different year levels

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Education Week at Heide 2015, Photograph: Jeremy Weihrauch

COLOUR ME GREEN

This program introduces students to themes of nature and sustainability in a museum context. Students will learn how artists and designers use natural materials or make sustainable choices in response to environmental concerns, and relate this to their own ideas about consumption and waste.

Recommended for early and middle years students

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Photograph: Jeremy Weihrauch

VISUAL THINKING STRATEGIES (VTS)

VTS is a powerful and exciting student-centred teaching methodology co-developed by cognitive psychologist Abigail Housen and veteran museum educator Philip Yenawine.

Recommended for early years, students new to gallery spaces and ESL students

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