Art Classes - Observational Drawing Year levels 11 - 13 Duration 1/2 - 1 hour with a Museum educator, 2 hours self-guided 2014 sessions Terms 1 - 4, $5 per school student Auckland Museum's collections, a source of inspiration and creative expression In this programme students have the opportunity to observe and draw items of cultural and community significance, from the Pacific and Māori collections to other collections of interest. Folding stools are provided for student comfort. The highest demand is for access to He Taonga Māori and Pacific Lifeways galleries. Other permanent galleries of interest include the Applied Arts galleries, Wild Child, Oceans and Land Galleries, Arts of Asia and the Ancient Worlds Gallery. In addition, the temporary exhibitions held in the Special Exhibitions Hall and the Sainsbury Horrocks Pictorial Gallery may also be of interest. Following our welcome and briefing museum educators can also provide further commentary before you students begin to draw independently. Alternatively you can choose to spend the whole time at the museum drawing independently. Some popular gallery introduction commentaries include: Introduction to māori arts (also see the Nga Toi: Māori visual arts programme) Introduction to Pacific galleries Key objects within the Applied Arts galleries Fashion and Design of the Applied Arts galleries Architectural History of Auckland Museum Exhibition design and collection display. This is a responsive programme, so if you have an area of interest you would like an educator to speak on please get in touch and we will do our best to meet your learning needs. The Ancient Civilisations programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education. Booking information This programme can accommodate up to 30 students. There is a minimum charge of 20 students per session at $5 per school student. Contact one of our programmers for more information, or book your session now. Book now Related Museum activities This programme can support the Nga Toi: Māori visual arts programme.