Curriculum Support

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A visit to the gallery is an opportunity to develop key competencies outside of the classroom and looks to:
o    Develop creative, critical and analytical thinking skills
o    Encourage open questioning, discussion and debate
o    Enable experimentation with art making techniques and processes
o    Facilitate the development of ideas, knowledge and understanding of art
The National Gallery of Zimbabwe welcomes school groups to experience first-hand the best Zimbabwean and international contemporary visual arts.
Our dynamic gallery tours and practical workshops encourage students to explore their personal responses to art works while increasing their understanding of contemporary art. Education and Public programmes are developed by highly qualified and experienced art educators and led by visual literacy tour guides. Our programmes are adapted to the Gallery's regularly changing exhibition programme. Education Programmes can be tailored to suit individual class and subject requirements.
The National Gallery's Education Programmes support the New Art Curriculum with a focus on Visual Arts and make links to Art History, visual art environment, visual art heritage in Zimbabwe, diversity of visual art works and artists in Zimbabwe, art styles from pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial eras in Zimbabwe and Southern Africa, art processes and adaptation of Technology in producing and packaging where appropriate.

Mixed media contemporary artist Victor Nyakauru talks to students from Masvingo Teachers’ College about his work

Exhibition Specific Programmes
o    Tour only (40-60 minutes) - an engaging tour of the current exhibitions by an Education Officer
o    Tour + workshop (1-2 hours) - tour of the current exhibitions followed by a practical workshop such as the Culture Box Workshop or Storytelling session
o    Arts interaction education programmes to help students with theoretical discourse that underpin practice
o    Special artist's talks for students led by exhibition artist
o    Artist-led workshops
Programme Cost
Gallery Tours are free for Friends of the Gallery Members. Non-members pay ,50 cents per student and $1 per adult
Gallery practical art-making sessions are available on Mondays 10am to 1 pm at a cost of $15 including teas and materials {Maximum number of students 15 }

Saturday art classes for children and adults cost $5 and $6 respectively for a three hour session
5 Day Holiday Art Camps are held every school holiday for school children at a cost of $30 for the whole week
Downloadable Resources
We develop curriculum-linked resources for each major exhibition. They include children’s activities workbooks, adults/ high school students’ visual exercises and contextual information.
Teacher Support
o    We offer a range of programmes to support teachers in arts education. These range from introductory exhibition tours through to hands-on practical art-making workshops.
o    Professional Development workshops for teachers
o    Teachers' preview evenings {paid up members are invited to exhibition openings} regular programme updates through our quarterly newsletter and what’s up platform
o    Collaborative programmes with other local institutions
o    Outreach programmes - visiting schools to inform teachers and students about Arts Education and Gallery exhibitions
All education programmes can be adapted to suit the needs of your group. Please contact our education team  on email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  # 263 4 704666/ extension 30  to find out more.

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