School Holidays


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If you haven’t booked your kids into the Gallery School Holiday Program, don’t delay! Two classes are sold out already, and places limited in some of the others. Also, we are taking booking now for our Term 3 After School Program


Recycled Basket Weaving with Jodie Goldring
Monday 27 June, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Use recycled materials such as wool and cardboard boxes to make a colourful basket. Humans have been making baskets for thousands of years to hold and carry food and other objects. There are many ways to make them Ñ in this workshop you learn a basic stake and strand technique. Ages: 6-13 years
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Winter Magic with Melinda Muscat
Tuesday 28 June, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm – MORNING SESSION SOLD OUT
Celebrate the winter holidays by creating your own 3D, or relief wintry artwork. Be inspired by the amazing landscape paintings in the Gallery then use layers of found and recycled materials and paint to create your own masterpiece. Ages: 6-12 years

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Recreating Contact - 1965 with Pauline O'Shannessy-Dowling
Wednesday 29 June, 10am-3pm
Be inspired by Stan Ostoja Kotkowski 's artwork Contact - 1965 in the Ritchie Gallery then work in collaboration with artist POD to make a response. Using a variety of materials, and to scale, work together to create a collaborative piece, with your own twist.

Ages: 6-13 years.

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Mad Hatters with Carla Maxwell
Thursday 30 June, 10am-3pm
Get ready for the cooler months with an original hat designed by you, for you. Use a pattern and an array of amazing fabrics, create stripes, earflaps, pointy ends - it's your head so make sure it stays warm this year. Ages: 7-12 years

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Tiny Town with Mark Maxwell
Friday 1 July, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Explore the exhibition Ballarat in Pictures. Examine a giant painted map of Ballarat to locate the significant sites. Will you create a cosy miner's cottage or one of Ballarat's many grand buildings like the Town Hall or the Art Gallery? Will your design include heritage or modern architecture? Use evidence from photographs and Gallery artworks to recreate some of Ballarat's buildings using a variety of materials.

Ages: 5-10 years

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"KAPOW! - Create your own Super-Hero Comic with Shane Van Den Akker
Monday 4 July, 10am-3pm (BYO lunch - no nuts please)
Shane has illustrated a range of comics, album covers and posters for bands and events over the years.  Gain an understanding of basic anatomy and dynamic comic composition techniques to create your very own Super-Hero. Ages: 8 -13yrs


Monotypes with Sian Blohm
Tuesday 5 July, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Explore your creativity with landscape, cityscapes or abstract images with an exciting and spontaneous method of printmaking: the monotype, a single image print. Produce series of prints using layers of colour and textures. Ages: 7-13 years
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Knitting is Fun with Georgie Nicholson
Wednesday 6 July, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Learn some of the basic stitches that you will need to know to start your career in knitting. Ages: 6-12 years
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Screenprinting with Karl Woodward
Thursday 7 July, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Screen-printing is a great way to make your own design on bags, shirts, you name it. After touring the Gallery for inspiration head back to the studio to create your design to put on a canvas bag (supplied) or bring along a white t-shirt so you can wear your art around town. Ages: 8-13 years
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Collection Adventure with Kellie Maddaford
Friday 8 July, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm
Explore the people, places and animals in the Gallery collection - what stories are the artists telling us? Use a combination of drawing and imagination to come up with your own interpretations. Ages: 5-8 years
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Two-hour session
$17 or AGB Members $12

Five-hour session BYO lunch - no nuts please
$38 or AGB Members $27

Age limits are recommendations only - please discuss with us if your child is not within the specified age range.


Term 3 After School Program


The Perfect Storm with Mark Maxwell
Tuesdays 19 July - 6 September
In this series we will look at how artists have used weather to inspire their work. Create artworks that explore extreme weather events like drought, fire and storms, be inspired by the work of Nathalie Miebach, who makes sculptures of storms based on satellite footage. Using bamboo, timber, beads and pre-engineered mechanisms, make your own natural disaster as a moveable sculpture!

Ages: 6 years and over
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Painting Abstract Art with Angela Robinson
Wednesdays 20 July - 7 September
Abstract Art - what is it? Artist Angela Robinson has just returned from a painting trip to Barcelona, and is feeling inspired! She is ready to take you on a quest to discover what terms like monochrome, colour field, expressionism and drip painting actually mean by looking at works in the Gallery collection. Try out different painting techniques, colour theory and light techniques to create your own unique pieces.

Ages: 8 - 12 years
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