Children participating in a clay workshop

Have a creative school holidays at Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Families looking for creative activities this April school holidays will find a unique and wide ranging line up of free art workshops at Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG).

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