SAM Winter Camp: 27 June – 7 July

Keen to get crafty & creative these school holidays? SAM Winter Camp has it all!

Join us at SAM for a jam-packed program that kids of all ages will delight in, from toddlers all the way to teens. For little hands, sensory play and Magi-Clay workshops will help little artists connect with their crafty side, and painting and collaging is available for primary & high-school aged kids who are looking to channel their creativity. Plus, a very special workshop available to children of all ages, led by Liquidarium artist Vera Möller! Scroll down to see the full list of events & booking links.

A Wander in the Wet: Liquidarium Magi-Clay Creations

Monday 27 June

Drop in between 11am – 3pm

For ages 4-10 years


These school holidays join SAM’s Education Coordinator, Anni-Jane, for a free Magi-Clay activity! Swing by SAM between 11 am and 3 pm. Kids will be guided through moulding, shaping and decorating with Magi-Clay in response to our newest Children’s Exhibition, Liquidarium by Vera Möller.

This workshop is best suited to children aged 4 – 10, but with adult guidance, even the youngest artist will create something MAGIC!

Bookings are recommended - make a booking via the button below.

Make a Frog Hotel with RiverConnect & Bohollow Wildlife Shelter

Tuesday 28 June 

10am - 12.30pm

For ages 5-12 years


Have you ever wondered where frogs go at night? How about where they live? Visit SAM on Tuesday 28th June at 10am for a free and guided session building your very own frog hotel with special guests, RiverConnect & Bohollow Wildlife Shelter.

Kids will also get a guided tour of Liquidarium, SAM’s newest exhibition for the young and young at heart!

Very Cool Comics with Aaron Billings     

Wednesday 29 June

1pm - 2pm


Wednesday 6 July

1pm - 2pm

Both for ages 10 - 15 years


Calling all budding graphic artists and comic artists!

Naarm/Melbourne-based artist, facilitator and Gallery/Studio Manager of Pink Ember Studio, Aaron Billings is visiting SAM these school holidays. Join Aaron for two fun-filled and funky workshops where you’ll explore the art of comic-making & graphics - you won’t want to miss either of Aaron’s epic sessions! Book now using the form below.

Character Cups & Marvellous Mugs

Tuesday 5 July

1pm - 2.30pm

For ages 11-17 years

$10 (Friends of SAM members receive a 10% discount)

So, you think you can upcycle? Well, you’re in luck! Building on the themes presented in our latest showcase, Social Ceramics, join SAM staff to craft your very own unique face mug.

Teens will have a blast, and at the end of the workshop will bring home a hand-painted mug to add to the home mug rotation! Book now using the form below.

Movie Monday: The Lorax (G)

Monday 4th July  

1 pm – 3pm  

Teens & Families


Pull up a cushion and pop the popcorn, because SAM is hosting a very special Movie Monday! Join us on level 4 of SAM to catch a special viewing of The Lorax (2012). The work of Dr Seuss is brought to life by the voices of Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift and Zac Efron. Slide into your seat at 1pm for a 1:10pm start.  

Please note spaces are limited, so bookings are required.  

The Lorax is rated G by Australian Classification and recommended for audiences 5 and up. 

DIY Dioramas with artist Vera Möller

Thursday 7 July

11am-12.30pm for ages 5-10 years

2pm - 3.30pm for ages 11-15 years

$10 (Friends of SAM members receive a 10% discount)

Artist and creator of Liquidarium, Vera Möller is visiting SAM to facilitate two extra-special, artist-led workshops for young artists of all skill types. Using paper-based materials, kids will be guided through the process of building their very own diorama exploring the sensory wilderness of Liquidarium. For just $10, children can learn what it takes to be an artist, just like Vera! 

Please note: this is BYO Box. Bring in a shoe box, tissue box, whatever box you’ve got hanging around home! Book now using the form below.

Crafty Collages & Art Journalling

Monday 4 July

11am - 12.30pm

For ages 12-17 years

$10 (Friends of SAM members receive a 10% discount)

Are you creative? Are you a teen? Are you a creative teen? If your answer yes to any of the above, join SAM’s Public Programs Coordinator, Olivia for a groovy collaging workshop these school holidays. All materials are provided, including vintage newspapers, Pinterest’s best vectors, glitter glue, stickers and more! Perfect for ages 12 – 17, this workshop lets you flex your creativity and take some groovy custom collages home with you.

SAM Toddlers: Go with the Flow

Tuesday 5 July


For ages 1-4 years

$5 (Friends of SAM members receive a 10% discount)

Sky, River, Earth – the three elements of SAM exhibition Flow. Go with the Flow uses the trio to form a special sensory experience for children aged 1 – 4 yrs. Can you spot the shapes in the clouds? Can you find the fish in the river? Can you dig for buried treasure? Go with the Flow builds confidence, encourages play and develops your child’s fine motor skill - plus, it’s a whole lot of fun!