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Bella in the House (For Students)

Presented by Sydney Opera House in Partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Bookings for the 2017 Bella in the House program are now open.

Years: K–12

Cost: Free

Experience a full day program with our Museum of Contemporary Art Bella & Sydney Opera House combined excursion for students with specific needs. 

Engage with artworks in the MCA galleries and work with Bella Program Artist Educators to make and create your own response. Extend your journey in the outdoors and explore the harbour on your journey to the Opera House. Tour the Opera House with guides experienced in special education and creative play, and link creative themes explored in the Bella program. Excursions can be tailored to the individual requirements of students aged 5 to 18 years with physical, intellectual, behavioural or sensory disability. 

Bella in the House is held monthly on Mondays. Bookings are open for the first part of 2017 on the following dates: 19th June / 10th July / 28th August / 18th September / 16th October / 13th November / 11th December

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“It was a unique experience for the students who returned with many great memories”
Teacher, Les Powell School

Bella Plus in the House (For Adults)

Enjoy a combined Opera House and Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) excursion experience.

Bookings for the 2017 Bella Plus adults program are now open.

Cost: Free

Bella Plus is held monthly on Mondays. Bookings are open for the first part of 2017 on the following dates: 26th June / 10th July / 28th August / 18th September / 16th October / 13th November / 11th December

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Starting with Art at the House

Presented by Sydney Opera House in Partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Years: K–12 

Cost: Free

This program offers a full day excursion for students with intellectual disability combining a morning visit to the Art Gallery of NSW’s Starting with Art Program - viewing a selection of artworks inspired by the Opera House and Sydney Harbor followed by a tour of the Opera House to discover how the iconic building and harbor inspired these artworks. The program provides stimulating and engaging workshops and includes discussion, role-play and the use of sensory materials. Students are also given the opportunity to make artworks using a variety of materials. 

For more information and bookings visit the Art Gallery of NSW website.

“We had such a great experience. Our students (and staff!) participated with enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity.”
School Learning Support Officer, Endeavour Sports High School

Teaching Development Forum: Engaging Students with Disability (Creative Learning)

Dates: 18 - 19 August 2017

Exchange information, ideas and inspiration with industry experts and practitioners from the arts and disability network in this interactive two day forum for teachers, support providers and artists.

Participants will learn from, and work alongside, leading artists and teachers including artist educators from MCA’s Bella Program. This two day forum will not only fill you with ideas and provide you with skills, but will also incentivise collaborations between artists and schools. This is the forum for those passionate about working with students with disability or for teachers who want to learn some tried and tested technique.

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