Our educators offer fun, interactive New Zealand Curriculum-linked learning programmes for years 1–13 students. If you have any photos from your time here at The Dowse please email them to us.

The Heart of The Dowse

As kaitiaki of Nuku Tewhatewha, it is our pleasure to invite you and your students to come and discover the past and secrets of this national treasure.

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The Magic of Mud

A chance to introduce clay to your students.

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Take a Closer Look

Be on the lookout for the curious, the clever and the beautiful on your tour through The Dowse.

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Find the joy of colour with your students.

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Kia Ora e Koru

Where did you come from? Where do you belong? Students will create an artwork that represents their origins using Māori forms.

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Pasifika Pattern

Create a pattern and turn it into a unique piece of wearable art

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