Autumn school holiday fun activities at SAM

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The Shepparton Art Museum is offering a week of school holiday activities to allow kids to explore their creativity from Monday 8 to Saturday 13 April.

The activities range from decorating clay jugs, creating a woven wall handing, slime making, archaeology and a combined theatre performance and ceramic workshop based on Picasso and His Dog, partnering with Riverlinks.

“We are offering something different these school holidays with the Picasso Clay Day and the Picasso and His Dog performance at Riverlinks,” said SAM Curator, Lara Merrington. “Kids can create their own ceramic plate based on the creative world of Picasso and later attend the fun performance at Riverlinks.”

“Holidays at SAM are always an excitingly creative time,” said Ms Merrington. “Both children and adults take away something more than just an artwork – they build on their personal and professional creativity, their confidence, and learn new techniques and approaches to art while meeting new friends.”

“I would encourage anyone who would like to introduce their children to the museum to book into one of our workshops and find out what else is on offer at SAM,” she said.

“SAM also has an after school Art Club which is very popular and also a SAM Little Hands series for younger children, which allows them to play and get messy while participating in fun art activities. If you are planning what you might want your children to be involved in this year then come and have a chat to one of our SAM staff who can provide all the information.”

The activities are suitable for a range of ages and are free or low cost. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited – visit

Please note that bookings for the theatre performance Picasso and His Dog must be made through the Riverlinks box office on 5832 9511 or via the website