The Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie, yapang (MAC) offers a range of curriculum-based learning opportunities for students, from Preschool to HSC level. With a focus on developing skills in both art appreciation and making, experienced educators and art tutors lead all of our sessions.
All art museum visits begin with an introduction to the current exhibitions, the various forms or artistic expression, and the role of an artist, allowing students to engage with the artworks in a meaningful way.
For bookings please complete the school visit booking form.
Self-guided and guided tours
- Available free of charge with related activity sheets during opening hours.
Art to You - Preschool Outreach
- Visits available on request with practical artmaking sessions designed to suit your needs.
- No Cost option: Our professional staff can visit for up to an hour with materials supplied.
- Cost option: $150, a specialist professional artist/tutor can visit for up to a hour with materials supplied.
- To book please contact Joanna Davies on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 4921 0705.
Art Making Workshops and yapang learning
- Workshops for all stages, (with exhibition tours included) attract a flat rate of $150.00 per 60 students for a 1 - 1.5 hour session.
- Additional students charged at $2.50 per student.
- A maximum of 60 students can attend each session but multiple sessions can be run each day.
- Teachers and accompanying adults are not charged.
- A ratio of at least one teacher to 10 students for preschools and primary schools, and one teacher to 25 students for high school and above must be maintained.
- All bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance.
- yapang learning workshops are conducted by Aboriginal artists and tutors in-conjunction with exhibition topics.
- Guided or self-guided tours of the Creative Lake Public Art Trail, Warners Bay Foreshore are available.
- Guided or self-guided tours of MAC Sculpture Park are available with Discovery Trail activity booklets, free of charge.
- To book please contact Joanna Davies on email@example.com or 02 4921 0705
These are professional development opportunities offering valuable teaching strategies for the classroom.
Designed to support the NSW Visual Arts Stage 6 Syllabus, these intensive sessions give students the opportunity to push their artistic boundaries in the development of their Body of Work. By exploring a range of materials, techniques and new perspectives with professional Hunter-based and exhibition artists, students can strengthen skills and confidence in artmaking.
HSC Clinics for Students
Each year, to coincide with our HSC exhibition project, First Class, MAC invites established artists to conduct practical workshops for year 10 and 11 students to assist them in developing a Body of Work.
These clinics offer students a great way to connect with artists and their practice, while gaining the kind of confidence only possible through working in an intensive way over a full-day workshop.
Case Study publications for HSC Students and Teachers
To support HSC Visual Arts study, MAC has embarked on a series of case studies of well-known Australian artists.
Annual HSC First Class Project
Now in its thirteenth year, First Class is an established annual exhibition project celebrating the high calibre of Higher School Certificate work produced by students from the Hunter and Central Coast regions.
The exhibition is selected from nominated HSC Body of Work submissions produced in the previous year, and curated by independent arts industry professionals.