We are striving to bring you engaging content that you can participate in from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Check back each week when we add new ideas and inspiration. And don't forget to tag @SAM_Shepparton & #SAMhub when you share your home based creativity on social media - we love to see what our community is making!

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Zoom Backgrounds

Want to change it up a bit at your next Zoom meeting? Check out these Drawing Wall Project images which you can simply download and update in your Zoom settings.

It's also a great chance to reflect on the Drawing Wall, which over the past 10 years has almost reached 40 iterations, and layers of art.

To download an image, right-click on it (or tap and hold on mobile), and choose either "Download link", "Save link as", or "Save target as", depending on your device.


For Kids

Keep the kids inspired during these challenging times with fun and informative activities that are easy to set up at home. Make sure you tag us on Facebook or Instagram as we would love to see your creations! @SAM_Shepparton #SAMhub

Create an Exploding Volcano at Home

Make Your Own Air-dried Clay Creatures

Potato Pattern Painting

Looking from the Inside Out

Paint Your Pets

Autumn Leaf Art

Build a Blu-Tack House

Out Loud! Express Yourself. With eduLAB artist Nadia Hernandez

Sculpt It. With eduLAB artist Nadia Hernandez


SAM Pen-Pal

Fridge overflowing with the artistic creations of your budding artists? Why not use them to brighten someone's day. SAM's Pen-Pal project facilitates connection between families and residents in our local aged care centres. 

CLICK HERE for more information on how to participate.



We are committed to continuing to support our artists throughout these uncertain times. Learn from our team and artists, extend your knowledge and be sure to join in the conversation! #SAMhub #museumathome

Nadia Hernández - “Querencia” in the EduLAB

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Make Your Own Ceramic Vase with Tantri Mustika

Abstract Landscape Painting with Kristen Retallick

Build Your Own Ceramic Vessel with Kaye Poulton

Make a Ceramic Incense Holder with Zhu Ohmu


Virtual tours

Explore the SAM galleries from the comfort of your own home. #SAMHub #museumathome

A Finer Grain: Selected Works from the SAM Collection.

Enjoy our current exhibition from the comfort of home! This interactive virtual tour allows you to zoom in on artworks, read extended labels from our curatorial team, and even listen to artists discuss their work featured. 

Enjoy the SAM Local: Best of Friends highlights

A number of works from the SAM Local: Best of Friends exhibition are available for purchase. Your support of our local artists is invaluable. Please CLICK HERE to view the individual works. 

SAM Local: Spotlight artist, Madeline Wright's exhibition highlights