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Excursion Summary

Stage 2
Creative Arts
90 minutes

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Students will develop their visual literacy skills on an educator-led tour of the exhibition Imagine...the Wonder of Picture Books

In this 90-minute program students will: 

  • tour the exhibition 
  • listen to a reading of the picture book Under the Love Umbrella 
  • compose a visual literacy responses 
  • create a collaborative artwork.

Curriculum outcomes


  • EN2-6B: Identifies the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts, distinguishes between different forms of English and identifies organisational patterns and features.  
  • EN2-7B: Identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts. 
  • EN2-8B: Identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter. 
  • EN2-10C: Thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts. 
  • EN2-11D: Responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own. 

Creative Arts 

  • VAS2.1: Represents the qualities of experiences and things that are interesting or beautiful by choosing among aspects of subject matter. 
  • VAS2.3: Acknowledges that artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible. 
  • VAS2.4: Identifies connections between subject matter in artworks and what they refer to, and appreciates the use of particular techniques. 

Before you visit

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Booking Details


$200 for groups up to 15 and $325 for groups of 16–30. 


Monday to Friday, during term time 


90 minutes 

Minimum supervision ratio 

Year 3 – Year 6: 1 adult per 10 students 

Bookings are essential, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Email or phone 9273 1778.

Helpful hints to enjoy your excursion

These guidelines have been developed to assist students and teachers visiting the State Library of NSW to comply with the Department of Education risk assessment guidelines for excursions.

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