Western Plains Cultural Centre
Captivate them in our contemporary art gallery, challenge their interpretations across a variety of visual art exhibitions or see local stories and depictions of an era gone by. Our tutors can foster their creativity and extend their understanding of our Museum and Gallery beyond the classroom.
Duration: 25 minutes
Guides will take students on a tour of our exhibitions where their thoughts, ideas and interpretations of art will be explored. Our permanent exhibition is focused on the Animal in Art so students will discover the relevance of animals to our region through varied displays of dazzling visual art.
FREE Teacher-led tours are also available but must be booked through our bookings officer.
Duration: 25 minutes per program
1950’s Classroom; Step back in time and experience a classroom with hard seats, hard discipline and even a hard teacher! The 1950’s will come to life and your class can have fun learning to write using a dip pen and ink.
Dubbo’s Wool Industry; Learn about the contribution the Wool Industry has made over time to Dubbo’s economic success, from wool growing, processing and transportation, students will compare sheep samples, see a spinning demonstration and create a novelty wool item to take home.
ART MAKING EXCURSIONS
Duration: 2 hours
Workshops are great hands on activities that help with dexterity while allowing students to explore a creative process. All workshops have syllabus links to the creative arts, visual arts, design, critical thinking, history, English and literacy.
Printmaking: The Gallery will be their inspiration, students will use printmaking techniques to produce unique works of art, included is a guided tour of the gallery and professional instruction from a local artist.
Bunyip Diorama: Explore what a Bunyip is and its importance in Australian Aboriginal mythology, students will create a unique diorama to take away with them where billabongs, swamps and creek beds take on new meaning.
Visual Poem: Using limited text and self-generated drawing, students create personal and unique narrative influenced by pieces within the gallery and museum.