Professional learning

Heide Learning offers a range of programs for educators that draw upon the expertise of arts specialists, artists and experienced educators. Programs are suitable for teachers at all levels and across subject areas.

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Photograph: Jeremy Weihrauch


Heide offers year-round opportunities for school leaders to bring their staff to Heide for tailored professional learning programs in the Sidney Myer Education Centre. Programs can be customised to meet specific requirements. Exhibition viewings, guest speakers and practical art activities can be arranged with catering by the Heide Cafe.

For maximum flexibility, workshops are offered with full-day and half-day options.

If you would like to discuss your professional learning needs please call 03 9850 1500 or email


Children as Artists

Friday 3 December 2021, 9.30am –2.30pm

This semester our full-day program is Children as Artists presented by Professor Anna Hickey-Moody, an award-winning Australian writer and scholar based in Melbourne.. Working with children through arts based research, Anna takes an approach that combines ethnography and narrative to tell stories of community, education, art and belonging.


King Houndekpinkou and An Idea Needing to Be Made

Saturday 7 September 2019, 1–3pm​

A Professional Learning program with exhibiting ceramic artist King Houndekpinkou.


King Houndekpinkou in his studio, Image courtesy of the artist

3D Clay Printing with Alterfact Studio

Saturday 17 August 2019, 10am-4pm

Facilitated by the highly skilled and innovative artists of Alterfact Studio in association with exhibition An Idea Needing to be Made: Contemporary Ceramics.


Photograph: Ben Landau, Courtesy of Alterfact Studio


FRIDAY 10 May 2019, 9.30AM-3.00PM

An experiential workshop with Robyne Latham, a proud Yamatji woman from WA who has lived and worked in Melbourne for thirty-five years


John Gollings, Sunset, Nawarla Gabarnmang, Arnhem Land 2015 / 2019, inkjet print, 88.5 x 132.5 cm, Reproduced with the permission of the late Margaret Katherine, Senior Elder of the Buyhmi clan and traditional owner of Nawarla Gabarnmang, © John Gollings

Mirka Mora & Prue Stevenson

Friday 1 March 2019 ,9.30am-2.30pm

A unique experience with contemporary artist Prue Stevenson and Amaze, the peak body for autistic people, their families and supporters in Victoria.


Installation view, Mirka Mora: Pas de Deux—Drawings and Dolls 2018, Photograph: Christian Capurro