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DIGITAL LEARNING

While we’re getting used to this new world of safe physical distancing, the Gallery is working on ways to support your creative learning online. Over the coming weeks and months we will be building up a series of resources for people at all ages and stages of learning.

Explore our downloadable worksheets that we’ve created for you below!

How To: Annotated drawings
(suitable for all ages)

Annotated drawings traditionally combine text and sketches to illustrate ideas of a scientific nature. However, artists have been writing notes and remarks on and around their drawings for centuries. This can be seen in the art diaries and journals of artists all across the globe.

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Blindfold Activity
(suitable for all ages)

This is a great activity to do with someone in your household to really make you think about what you’re seeing in a piece of art, and how you share what’s in your mind’s eye.

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Roll A Landscape
(suitable for all ages)

Australian artist Warwick Fuller carefully studies the landscape before creating his beautiful artworks. You can do this too! Play a fun game and discover your landscape!

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Art Adventure: Looking for lines in your neighbourhood
(suitable for all ages)

Go on an adventure around your neighbourhood, your house or even in your own backyard! Take inspiration from lines that you notice around you and develop your ability to see as an artist and extend your visual vocabulary too. Experiment with photography and drawings in your sketch book!

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How To: Observational Drawing
(suitable for all ages)

Sculptor Lyndon Dadswell’s work celebrates the value of sculpture as an object in its own right. By the 1960s he was almost exclusively interested in abstract sculpture that explored the elements of line and shape, proportion, scale, structure, texture, colour and form (three-dimensional shape). Be inspired by Lyndon Dadswell’s free standing 1960s sculpture and take part in this drawing activity! Download the worksheet and learn more about observational drawing. Lyndon Dadswell’s work is featured in the Dream Realised: our community victory exhibition too.

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Colour Me In
(suitable for all ages)

Make your world more colourful with our Colour Me In worksheets! Experiment with different colouring materials – pencils, crayons, markers or even paint and fill up the blank pages.

Boats:

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Sunset:

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Pattern and Watercolour
(suitable for all ages)

Pattern is one of the design elements that artists, designers, architects, fashion designers and more have at their disposal when creating their work. Be inspired by patterns around us – from buildings, fabric or even nature and create your next watercolour painting!

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CREATIVE PROJECTS AT HOME WITH CHILDREN

Embark on Penrith Regional Gallery’s creative projects at home! We have prepared downloadable guides with a focus on design elements such as colour, shape, pattern and line, that can help facilitate your home-based visual arts learning journey.

This is a great way to frame the process and it also sets up good design thinking practices that will be useful across different areas. Our projects aim to stimulate curiosity and develop vocabulary and art making skills. Plus, the resources and materials required for these projects are items that are easy to get your hands on, or you might already have them at home!

Design Elements – Colour

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Design Elements – Shape and Pattern

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Design Elements – Line

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#homewithprg Journal Project

Keeping a journal allows you to explore your creativity and it also can be a way to reduce stress. Get inspired by things you never thought might be a source of inspiration, like objects around the house (you never know what you might find!), and fill up the empty pages of your journal with drawings of them. Experiment with different materials as you draw too!

Scroll through our Instagram page for plenty of fun ideas for your journal. We upload different journal ideas every week, so be sure to check out our page for updates!

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MOTHER’S DAY AT HOME WITH PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY

Make a lovely gift for your Mum this Mother’s Day inspired by our Heritage Garden
Follow the step-by-step guide via the video below!

Learning Play

EASTER AT HOME WITH PENRITH REGIONAL GALLERY

How to build a bunny using clay
Follow the step-by-step guide via the video below!

Learning Play

How to paint a bunny
Follow the step-by-step guide via the video below!

Learning Play

Our learning programs offer a range of educational and recreational activities onsite at the Gallery – a unique example of an artist’s home with in situ artworks, colonial, modernist and contemporary architecture and an artist-designed heritage garden.

There are programs to suit everyone:

• infants and primary school students and teachers
• high school students and teachers
• tertiary students and teachers
• members of the general public of all ages, backgrounds and abilities

The Gallery also delivers professional development opportunities through its teacher development programs and volunteer programs.

Before signing up for our workshops at the Gallery, please read our Terms and Conditions. You can find the Terms and Conditions relating to workshops in Section 3:

Please download our Terms and Conditions for workshops here

Information for teachers:

Please download the Rick Assessment Document here

Primary, Secondary and Home Schoolers

Primary, Secondary and Home Schoolers

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School Holiday Workshops

School Holiday Workshops

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Term Workshops

Term Workshops

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Tots Club

Tots Club

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Accessible Programs

Accessible Programs

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Professional Development

Professional Development

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Public Programs for Lifelong Learning

Public Programs for Lifelong Learning

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Resources

Resources

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Art Workshop Gift Voucher & Certificate

Gift a creative experience! Thinking of a different and meaningful gift for the young ones? Why not purchase an art workshop gift voucher from us! Give an experience that goes beyond the excitement of unwrapping a present.

Gift Vouchers can be used for all art workshops for kids held at the Gallery.

Vouchers can be purchased and redeemed online, on the phone or at the Gallery’s reception.

Choose from the following options below. Once you make your purchase, an email with your voucher or certificate will be sent to you:

Workshop Voucher: Select from either a standard art workshop for kids at $30 or a standard family workshop at $12.

PURCHASE WORKSHOP VOUCHER

Gift Certificate: Simply indicate the amount you wish to spend as part of your gift. This Gift Certificate is applicable for art workshops for kids held at the Gallery only.

PURCHASE GIFT CERTIFICATE