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Excursion Summary

Duration: 
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 and explore the science of colour. 

In this 90-minute program students will:  

  • tour the exhibition Imagine...the Wonder of Picture Books 
  • explore the colour combinations used in illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft 
  • identify and discuss visual literacy concepts within illustrations  
  • listen to a reading of the picture book – Coming Home to Country by Bronwyn Bancroft 
  • create an individual collage to become part of a collaborative artwork. 

Curriculum outcomes

Creative Arts in Visual Arts 

  • VAS3.1: Investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world. 
  • VAS3.2: Makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways. 
  • VAS3.4: Communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks

Before you visit

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Booking Details

Cost

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

Availability

Monday to Friday, during term time

Duration

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 learning.library@sl.nsw.gov.au 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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Travel free by bus to the Library to participate in our onsite learning programs.