William Kentridge Education Program

William Kentridge: Five Themes   ACMI Screen Education has put together a series of programs and resources to explore the unique and beautiful animation style of William Kentridge.

The programmed educational events are valuable accompaniments to an exhibition visit or rich experiences on their own.

Contact ACMI Screen Education for more informtaion.
Cover design for William Kentridge: Five Themes;
© San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Please note all program bookings are now closed.

Exhibition Tours & Art Activity

Exhibition tours are available at 10am, 11.30am and 1pm on weekdays and include the introductory hands-on art activity 'Everything is Possible'. Self-guided visits cost $9 per student (min 10 students), while educator-led tours cost $15 per student (min 10 students). Ask about our special price when booking one of the following programs in conjunction with an exhibition tour.

Education Resource Kit

The William Kentridge Education Resource (aimed at upper secondary and tertiary students) focuses on a number of exhibition highlights and provides a range of stimulating ideas and questions for a deeper engagement with the themes and content of the William Kentridge exhibition.

Exhibition Activity Sheets

These activity sheets are designed to provide a structure for lower secondary and primary students visiting the exhibition. The questions and activities aim to support a contextual understanding of the political environment in Kentridge's home country of South Africa while focusing on his unique and beautiful animation style.
Download the Primary Students Activity Sheet [PDF 611KB] or Secondary Students Activity Sheet [PDF 692KB].

Animation Workshop

Stop Motion: hand-drawn sets and 2D cut-outs
Mon 7 May, 10am-2.30pm
$480 (max 25 students)

How does the world look through your animated vision? This one-day student workshop explores the fascinating world of 2D cut out animation inspired by the unique style of William Kentridge. Design, create, and produce a stop-motion animation that reveals something about you. The final film will be supplied at the end of the workshop.

Film Screening & Talk

$15 per student (min 30 students)

Skin M
Anthony Fabian, 107 mins, South Africa, 2008

Based on the real-life experience of Sandra Laing, Skin tells the story of a child born to white parents who was reclassified as black on the basis of her dark skin colour. In focusing on one family's experience of apartheid, this film explores the destructive impact of apartheid on South African society as a whole.

The accompanying lecture focuses on the capacity of racism and discrimination to strike at the heart of family, community and individual identity. Suitable for senior students.

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