Get Crafty: Holiday Fun at the Shepparton Art Museum

Creatives: Rachel Doller held a workshop for the holiday program last year at the Shepparton Art Museum. Photo by Cam Matheson

With the start of the school holidays, the old question asked by just about every parent with children can be heard: “what am I going to do with the children?” »

The Shepparton Art Museum offers a myriad of activities as part of its winter camp vacation program.

The program will run from Monday, June 27 through Thursday, July 7, and SAM Acting Artistic Director and Chief Engagement Officer Gabriella Calandro says it’s all about “fun and creativity.”

“From a hands-on magic clay workshop where participants will add their creations to our children’s exhibit Liquidarium to collage and comic design for teens, SAM has something for everyone and keeps the minds and hands of young creators occupied during these school holidays,” she said.

The exhibition Liquidarium, now on display in SAM’s Children’s Gallery, was inspired by the wetlands and rivers just outside the art museum.

Melbourne artist Vera Möller hosts two masterclass sessions teaching kids and teens the beauty and fun of diorama making.

There is something for everyone in the program, even toddlers.

A program of sensory games has been designed to help not only develop fine motor skills but also to introduce the little ones to art from an early age.

Aimed at children aged 10 to 15, two workshops exploring the art of comics will be led by Aaron Billings, comics teacher and artist from Melbourne.

The itinerary also includes several SAM staff-led sessions exploring collage and painting for teens, as well as a free screening of The Lorax.

Reservations are encouraged for all programs.

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