With a dedicated learning space, the Ashburton Art Gallery offers a varied programme of education and learning activities for children, youth and families. The programme is designed by staff who are passionate about providing meaningful and lasting encounters with the Gallery’s collection and exhibitions. There is always an opportunity for discovery and exploration at the Gallery and we invite you to contact us for more information or to book a group visit.
The Ashburton Art Gallery is also a learning destination for the Children’s University. Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi Children’s University encourages 7 to 17 year olds to engage in exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside of the classroom. The aim of the programme is to raise young people’s aspirations for higher education and encourage lifelong learning.
Children join the programme through their school and are issued a Passport to Learning. They fill the passport with hours of learning outside the school classroom. Once 30 hours of learning are reached, students are invited to attend a graduation ceremony to celebrate their achievements.