SAM Spring Camp Returns for the School Holidays!

SAM Spring Camp returns for the school holidays from 19 September, plus a special professional development opportunity for teachers with VCAA’s Dr Kathryn Hendy-Ekers. 

Shepparton Art Museum’s popular school holiday program returns, with SAM Spring Camp running from 19- 30 September with a program of arts and crafts activities that will delight kids of all ages and abilities. The workshops span a number of mediums and incorporate a range of materials and practices that will be a mix of familiar and new to encourage young people of all ages to slow down, look closer and get creative outside of the school term. 

Gabriella Calandro, SAM Engagement Manager, says of the program: 

“SAM Spring Camp gives kids a space to have fun, gain new skills, and make friends while exploring their creative side. From artist-led ceramics sessions to upcycling everyday objects, kids can let their imaginations run wild at SAM these school holidays and gain the confidence to recreate some of the projects back at home.” 

Engaging with local creatives, artists and community organisations, SAM Spring Camp showcases the diverse skillsets in regional Victoria. These school holidays, activities will include a series of introductory classes to hand-building ceramics, upcycling craft workshops, and DIY wearable art inspired by the SAM exhibitions. 

Bookings are required for all programs, with all activities either free or low-cost. Bookings can be made via the SAM website: 

The SAM Camp programs are generously supported by the Yulgilbar Foundation. 

These school holidays will also see an exciting professional development opportunity for teachers of VCE Studio Arts and Visual Arts. SAM will be joined by Dr. Kathryn Hendy-Ekers (Curriculum Manager – Visual Arts, Communication, Design & Media, VCAA), who will explore the new subjects being introduced in VCE Visual Arts and will offer valuable professional insight into how these subjects can be successfully integrated into the classroom to help students strive for excellence. The session will be free, with bookings essential. Bookings can be made via the SAM website: