Something for Everyone These School Holidays at the Shepparton Art Gallery

French Knitting Creations and Weaving

When: Tuesday 20 June
Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Cost: $13.00 per child

Let your imagination run wild as you learn to weave and knit colourful yarns into tubes, snakes and multi coloured fabric with textile artist and tutor Abby Thomson. Suitable for children aged eight to 15 years.

Wearable Art made from Recycled Materials

When: Wednesday 21 June 
Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm
Cost: $35.00 per child

Get your creative juices flowing by joining in a half hour tour of the visiting exhibitions, ‘Twined Together,’ ‘Fault Lines and Spatial Tensions,’ and ‘People Places References’ with Angie Russi before you join artist and tutor Jan Donaldson for an exploration into making an exotic outfit from some unlikely materials! This one day workshop is suitable for children aged over 12 years who are interested in fashion design and visual arts.

The hands on workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to alter objects and materials in ways that are not considered conventional or necessarily acceptable. Through ideas generation and exploration, the aim of the project is to challenge those traditional views and offer exciting alternative possibilities.

Creative Coils with Gitta Amore

When: Tuesday 27 June
Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm
Cost: $50.00 per child and adult team

A half hour guided tour by Angie Russi of the visiting exhibitions ‘Twined Together,’ ‘Fault Lines and Spatial Tensions’ and ‘People Places References’ will precede Gitta Amore’s unique style of basket making. She has been heavily influenced by her contact with aboriginal basketry through her contact with John Atkinson at the Shepparton Keeping Place. This association has led to her developing her Fish basket design, popular across Australia. 

This workshop is for a child and an adult to work together with Gitta to create an original basket crafted from natural materials.

Felt Bags and Flags

When: Wednesday 28 June
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm and 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Cost: $13.00 per child

Design and make your own bag or individualised flag using coloured sheep’s wool. Learn the basics of the age old art of felting and designing using wool with artist and tutor Georgina Toland.

Bookings for the school holiday programs are essential. For more information or to book your child’s place contact the Shepparton Art Gallery on 5832 9861.