SAM introduces kids weekend art program

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Shepparton Art Museum is expanding on the range of kids programs with a weekend workshop series called SAM Monthly Makers to cater for children aged seven to 15 years of age starting on Saturday 27 July.

The Monthly Makers joins SAM Little Hands for toddlers and children which is held once a month on a Wednesday morning and SAM Art Club, an after-school program held on Tuesdays for primary school aged children.

The weekend workshop series commences with Clay Houses where children and teens can make abstract clay houses with hand building techniques.

“The houses can be as quirky and creative as the maker’s imagination,” said Public Programs Officer Lisa Linton. “We want kids to come in and explore creativity and have a go at interpreting that in clay.”

“They can take some inspiration from Julie Bartholomew’s ceramics on display in the Sidney Myer Fund Australia Ceramic Award exhibition. Julie’s work explores our relationship with our environment and can spark some ideas for the makers,” said Lisa.

The workshops are $15 each and are held from 10.30 to 12 noon. Bookings for the workshop are essential; please visit Eventbrite.

In August the second Monthly Makers weekend workshop will be A Fine Cut where kids can work with artist Zhu Ohmu to create their own rice paper artwork using nature and flowers as inspiration.