Winter school holiday fun activities at SAM

The Shepparton Art Museum is offering a week of hands-on school holiday activities to allow kids to explore their creativity from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 July.

Kicking off the program is a clay workshop Mischievous Me on a Plate where children can create a portrait of themselves on a plate with help from Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award finalist Stephen Bird. Stephen makes quirky portraits of his family, friends and even characters in folk tales.

SAM and Aquamoves are teaming up to provide a fun Sensory Play activity with a whole lot of pool noodles, shaving cream and more. Wet weather gear is a must!

Kids that prefer a less active workshop might like to learn the art of origami where they can create a figure from folding paper. For something different check out the blu-tak workshop with Drawing Wall artist Alex Pittendrigh. Kids can build small artworks with this everyday medium to help shape a giant blu-tak artwork in the Maude Street Mall. Alex is also running another workshop at SAM where kids create an artwork they can take home.

“Holidays at SAM are always an excitingly creative time,” said SAM Director Rebecca Coates. “This year we have workshops in SAM, in the Maude Street Mall and at Aquamoves. Some are free and some are low cost but all allow children to 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. “We have two new exciting exhibitions which the whole family can enjoy.”

Bookings are essential, except for the Mall activities, as numbers are limited – visit SAM's Events page  for more information.