Keep the kids entertained these school holidays with SAM

Allow the kids to explore their creativity this school holidays with hands-on activities at the Shepparton Art Museum, from Monday 30 September to Thursday 3 October.

Kicking off the program is Flora, Fauna, Fun!, an outdoor watercolour painting workshop being held at Kidstown. Led by artist Miranda Sofroniou, these free half hour sessions will demonstrate how to depict nature using watercolours, with parents and carers encouraged to join in.

Taking cues from the upcoming SAM exhibition The Boyd Family: A Legacy of Pottery, the beginner’s clay hand-building workshop will see kids create their own ceramic koala figures to take home after firing.

For those with an interest in paper collage, the Paper Plains workshop encourages children to take inspiration from Arthur Boyd’s landscape paintings, and then recreate their own artworks out of only paper and glue in this fun and messy setting.

Finally, SAM and Aquamoves are teaming up to provide a fun sensory play activity with a whole lot of pool noodles, shaving cream and more. This outdoor activity is ideal for those with plenty of energy and wet weather gear is a must!

“Holidays at SAM are always a great opportunity to engage creative young minds,” said SAM Director Rebecca Coates. “This year we have workshops in SAM, at Kidstown and at Aquamoves. We’re taking SAM out of the galleries to introduce more kids and families to creative ideas and having fun. Some events are free and some are low cost but all allow children to build confidence, learn new techniques and make new friends.”

Monday 30 September: Flora, Fauna, Fun! Watercolour painting with artist Miranda Sofroniou. Half-hour sessions from 10:30 – 1:00pm at Kidstown. FREE.

Tuesday 1 October: Clay Koalas. Ceramic workshop. Morning or afternoon session at SAM. Friends of SAM $10 or General Admin $15.

Wednesday 2 October: Paper Plains. Landscape paper collage workshop. Morning or afternoon session at SAM. Friends of SAM $5 or General Admin $10.

Thursday 3 October: Splash ART. Sensory play workshop. Morning or afternoon session at Aquamoves. FREE.

Bookings are essential as numbers are limited – visit for more information.