McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery invites all pre-school, primary and tertiary students, and all education-focused organisations for a unique experience of sculpture and contemporary artistic practice in an Australian bush land environment.

Our education programs offer a broad range of experiences to explore the sculpture collection, the bush land, the temporary exhibitions and related hands-on workshops and activities. All programs are adapted to the Australian Curriculum, relevant to the contemporary world and specifically designed to develop visual arts appreciation, critical-thinking and creative practice through a variety of cultural and creative experiences.

Our programs provide tools for students to engage more deeply with the arts and to create space and time for art and nature experiences that foster well-being, confidence and a sense of belonging.

Whether you are looking to run a self-guided tour, or have a program tailored for you and facilitated by a Gallery Educator, McClelland can help you organise an inspiring experience within a safe and welcoming setting.

For further information about our programs contact: education@mcclellandgallery.com


Senses | Creative experiences through art, nature, and play

We understand and celebrate that children discover life through creativity and learn through opportunities to feel, see and explore! 

Creative and joyfully interactive, our SENSES program encourages imagination, curiosity and connection to the world through art, nature and play. Our indigenous bushland provides a natural canvas for playful early childhood experiences of art and sensory exploration. SENSES is suited to Kindergarten level and has been tailored to meet the needs of our youngest visitors.

The experience includes art play in nature, creative art workshops, and sensory discovery.

SENSES is proudly supported by the City of Frankston, enabling free entry to all Kindergarten or Early Learning Centres within the municipality. For groups beyond the municipality, there is a reduced cost of $6 per student.

For more details and to book please download the program and return the completed Booking Form.

For enquiries, contact us at education@mcclellandgallery.com


Encounters | A program inviting students and teachers to creatively engage with local First Nations knowledge, art and the natural environment.

We are looking forward to welcoming school groups during Term 3 and 4 to participate in the new iteration of Encounters program at McClelland.

Indigenous culture varies greatly around all of Australia, especially when it comes to art. Delivered by an Indigenous educator, McClelland’s Encounters program will give students an insight into how broad Indigenous art and culture can be.
The program includes a walk and talk in McClelland’s bushland and a creative workshop. Students will gain first-hand insight into Indigenous knowledge, skills, and practice of ecology and sustainable strategies with a particular focus on the local context. The program is based on flora, fauna and culture relevant to Bunurong Country and reflects on the historical and ongoing Traditional Custodianship of the land and waters where McClelland is based. Inspired by the landscape, sculptures, and Indigenous knowledge students will be encouraged to make their own contemporary, creative artworks.

The program is best suited to Year 3 to 6, however it can be adapted for other levels.

This program is generously supported by the Crown Resorts and Packer Family Foundations, which allow us to offer a reduced cost of $5 per student and $3 for schools located in the Frankston City Council and City of Casey areas.

For more details and to book please download the program and return the completed Booking Form.

For enquiries, contact us at education@mcclellandgallery.com