Students enjoying the Unveiled education workshops

Students at an Unveiled workshop

Students from He Huarahi Tamariki in Te Papa’s education room, creating paper wedding fashions in the fast paced project runway style education workshop.

The Unveiled education workshops have given Secondary School Fashion and Textiles classes the opportunity to learn about the changes in wedding fashion over the last 200 years. Students have enjoyed studying and sketching the historic and contemporary garments, and they have loved the chance to view them up-close.

Following a tour of the exhibition, the students are taken to the education room for a hands-on workshop, led by our team of educators. In a Project Runway inspired challenge, the students create and model their own wedding garments by working in small design teams. The results have been impressive!

After the visit many students have written us to pass on their feedback, here are two of our favourite comments…

‘In my opinion the Unveiled exhibition was the most amazing, spectacular exhibition I have ever been to. The detail in the clothes really stunned me and I was inspired’.   Mohammad from Wellington High School.

 ‘I really enjoyed the trip, it gave me a lot of ideas for what I want to make this year. The best part was making our own outfit out of paper I had so much fun. I really liked the exhibition and want to take mum before it closes!’  Jack from Wellington High School.

The exhibition closes 22 April. There are only a few places left for teachers to book their students. If you are interested in booking please contact Andrew Watt the Education Coordinator by emailing:

One Response

  1. Zemen Marrugi

    This is a great way to motivate students and engage them in learning.


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