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Creative ways to fill the April school holidays at MRAG

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Biscuits as an art form, imaginary creatures made of clay, and sculptures made from found objects are some of the activities on offer at Maitland Regional Art Gallery these April school holidays. 

And the best bit is – it’s free. 

The High Street address is hosting a series of unique and wide-ranging free art workshops for all ages from eight to 18. 

Artist educators’ will be in the Gallery from 10am – 1pm every Tuesday – Friday between April 13 to 28. 

MRAG is hosting an array of creative classes these April school holidays

Two drop in activities will be based on current exhibitions, The Collectors – Small Museums Commissions and Visual Weight – Robert Klippel, creating an interactive experience for visitors.  

“One session will be devoted to making sculptures of sweet treats, taking inspiration from Rosie Deacon’s joyful installation that features 416 arrowroot biscuits made from bouncing putty and cardboard,” says Gallery Director Gerry Bobsien.  

“In another drop in activity, participants will be inspired by Robert Klippel’s celebrated sculptures while constructing their own unique sculpture from paper and cardboard.” 

The school holiday program also includes a series of bookable artist led workshops where participants might create a ceramic piece using clay hand building techniques, make an artwork by assembling found objects or build a habitat for an imaginary creature.  

For those preparing ahead for Term 2, MRAG has also opened enrolments for its weekly after school program, Art Explorers, which starts on 7 May.  

Students will explore an exhibition with an artist educator and respond to artworks using different materials and acquired skills.  

To view MRAG’s full April school holiday program, including dates, times and booking information, visit the MRAG website. 

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