Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) Free Online Program SAM Sketch Starts Wednesday 8 September

Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is launching a new series of our hit online program, SAM Sketch.

SAM Sketch is a virtual sketchbook club for all creatives where the aim is to join in, get creative and have fun. This free 5-week program SAM Sketch: Local Art for Local Creativity will bring together artists from across the Goulburn Valley and centre around the theme of connectiveness. Due to lockdowns in Victoria and across the country, many of us are separated from family, friends, and colleagues. SAM Sketch is designed to give people a place to connect online and get creative.

Rebecca Coates, Director & CEO “The last SAM Sketch series was embraced by an amazingly diverse group of people: we had family groups who joined from the one house, friends who met up virtually to share the experience and learn new skills, and even participants from overseas and interstate. Once again, these classes offer time with our local creative community to get creative, come together safely and have some fun.”

The first workshop of SAM Sketch: Local Art for Local Creativity is on Wednesday 8 September and will be led by mixed media Tatura based artist Rachel Doller. Doller will walk participants through the steps of creating colourful paper collage using materials from around the home such as newspapers, magazines, junk mail and coloured pencils. SAM Sketch will run every Wednesday for the next five-weeks via Zoom. To register, visit SAM’s website:

Program Line-up: SAM Sketch: Local Art for Local Creativity
SAM Sketch with Rachel Doller
TIME: 5.30PM to 6.30PM

SAM Sketch with Kristen Retallick
TIME: 5.30PM to 6.30PM

SAM Sketch with Sophie Wilson
TIME: 5.30PM to 6.30PM

SAM Sketch with Moorina Bonini
TIME: 2.30PM to 3.30PM

SAM Sketch with James Marcetic
TIME: 2.30PM to 3.30PM


ABOUT SAM: Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is one of Australia’s outstanding regional art museums, showcasing our exhibitions and collections in new and exciting ways and creating a welcoming, inclusive, and engaging space for all audiences. Artists are central to our work. Our programming is designed to be locally relevant and engage with global contemporary ideas. SAM is recognised for its significant Australian ceramics collection, and our nationally significant collection of Indigenous art. As the only public art museum in Greater Shepparton and north central Victoria, our mission is to present great art in Shepparton, and to contribute to the cultural enrichment, community engagement and economic prosperity of the region.

Media enquiries, please contact:
Gabriella Calandro
Engagement Manager, SAM
p: (03) 4804 5020
m: 0405-407-086

Image Caption: Rachel Doller, My kid could do better, 2019, mixed media collage on paper