Term 4 Creative Learning

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e. education@neram.com.au / p. 6772 5255

Term 4 Creative Learning

Rew Hanks- I spy & Printmaking. Available until 10 November

One of Australia’s most celebrated printmakers, Rew Hanks is a renowned Sydney based artist. A fascination with the cultural history of Australia, peppered with sly wit and social commentary, and an execution of his medium to an unparalleled excellence, places Hanks at the pinnacle of Australian art. Students of all ages are invited to engage with this stimulating exhibition through ‘I spy’ in-gallery activities for younger students , as well as hands-on artmaking in the studio through making collagraphs and linoprints.

Suitable for all ages from preschool onwards. Duration from 45mins – 2 hours depending on program. Enquire about this program here >>

Image | Rew Hanks, The Hunter and Collector 2010, linocut

Dorrigo Plateau Awards Night!: Ben Tooth. Relief Sculpture. Available until 10 November

Local sculptor Ben Tooth steals shapes from the negative space spotted within tree canopies. He aims to turn that beautiful gap into a solid, to abstract it from the trees and dress it up a bit. In this body of work Tooth is reflecting on his love of the natural environment, each sculpture as a trophy or prize – presented to Mother Nature. NERAM invites students to create relief sculptures using carboard inspired by Tooth’s use of negative space.

Suitable for preschoolers, early stage 1, 2, 3. Duration from 45mins – 1.5 hours depending on program and age of participants

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Image credit: Ben Tooth, Dux, Dundurrabin Primary 2022, tallowwood

Conditions: James Rogers. Abstract Collage Sculptures. Available from 15th November - end of term

Walcha is renowned for its public art and the number of artists who call it home. This solo exhibition presents well known Walcha based sculptor James Rogers and his series of abstract wax-steel sculptures. Students investigate the method and process of James Rogers to then create their own abstract sculptures made from cardboard with collage. Students use their problem solving skills and critical thinking to create an aesthetically pleasing sculptures that are both balanced and sturdy.

Suitable for early stage 1, 2, 3. 4. Duration from 1 hours – 1.5 hours depending on age of participants. 

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Image | James Rogers, Daybreak, 2021

Tableaux vivant ‘Living Pictures' | Creative play with Hinton

Translated from French, tableaux vivant means ‘living pictures.’ In this creative arts program NERAM has selected a number of paintings from the iconic Hinton collection and carefully sourced costumes and props for students to create there own tableaux vivant.  NERAM invites students to investigate the pose, and facial expression of characters in the paintings on display with continuous interaction artworks they are trying to recreate. Find out more here >>


NERAM invites students to the grounds of the museum to explore, find and make! After a tour of the art museum students are invited to explore the grounds of Black Gully and find their own art making equipment. Guided by our arts educators, students will compile their found objects from the natural world around them in order to create their own unique artwork in the outdoors. Find out more >>

Hinton Art Appreciation Workshop followed by Still Life Exercises

Delve into the Hinton Collection through an in-depth art appreciation session with an arts educator. Investigate colonial Australian art, the artist camps, female artists in the collection & the emerging modernists on display. To follow, complete a series of sketching exercises in the gallery space looking at line, shape and tone. Find out more >>

PRIMARY: MUSEUM IN A BOX – Printmaking with Lego

NERAM, Museum of Printing and Hopscotch Press present this program to creatively engage primary school students with their local museums without leaving the classroom environment. Investigating the history of printing with a museum of printing education resource, students are encouraged to discover the original letterpress process through printing with lego. Find out more here >>

PRIMARY: MUSEUM IN A BOX – Making Monotypes, Experimenting with Colour + Composition.

NERAM presents this program to creatively engage primary school students with their local museums without leaving the classroom environment. NERAM invites students to experiment with colour, shape and texture to create their own unique compositions using the versatile and user friendly method of gelli printing. Students will look at the work of iconic French artist Henri Matisse as well as artist from the NERAM collection, John Coburn. Find out more here >>

SECONDARY: MUSEUM IN A BOX - Printing Vintage Ads

Engaging in Museum of Printing education resource and worksheets provided students will gain an understanding of the history of print publishing. Introduced to the history and concepts of vintage print advertising, students will create there own A4 page magazine ad using a collection of vintage printing blocks from Museum of Printing .  Students will combine the block with stencil type and copy from a typewriter to convey their own message interpreting the block in its historic and cultural context. Find out more >>

PRIMARY: MUSEUM IN A BOX - 'Old Tom' Character Creation

Originally an outreach program with an educator, this program has now been transformed into a pick up museum in a box program available to loan to schools.  Explore the fantastic prints of ‘Old Tom’ by Australian artist and acclaimed author Leigh Hobbs. Explore the artwork, big book and hilarious cartoon of Old Tom and then create your own unique characters to cause chaos with Old Tom! Find out more here >>