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Benalla Art Gallery Public Programs

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Incredible Illusions

Artist M.C. Escher’s detailed prints of mind-bending optical illusions will have you seeing stars and scratching your head. Learn the tricks behind some visual illusions and try your hand at making your own designs with the Incredible Illusions workbook.

Children under 12 must accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential: (03) 5760 2619

Workshop part of the 2019 NGV Kids on Tour – Make Believe
Inspired by MC Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds exhibition at NGV


Image: M.C. Escher Stars 1948 (detail), wood engraving Escher Collection, Gemeentermuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands. © The M.C. Escher Company, the Netherlands. All rights reserved.


When: Monday 7th January 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: Free

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Terrific Tessellations

Create your own 3D work of art inspired by M.C. Escher’s affinity for tessellation patterns. Bring colourful designs to life by creating patterns for a tetrahedron shape - a fascinating insight into Escher’s world of optical illusion.
Suitable for children 5 - 12 years.

Workshop part of the 2019 NGV Kids on Tour – Make Believe
Inspired by MC Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds exhibition at NGV

Children under 12 must accompanied by an adult.
Bookings essential: (03) 5760 2619


Image: M. C. Escher, Regular division of the plane no. 123 (Fish) April 1964, pen and ink, pencil and watercolour, Escher Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands © The M. C. Escher Company, the Netherlands. All rights reserved.


When: Wednesday 9th January 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: Free

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Dog's Life

Inspired by the artist William Wegman’s playful photography of dogs and his popular children’s book, create a collage and drawing of your own favourite dog.
Suitable for children 5 - 12 years

Children under 12 must accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential: (03) 5760 2619


Workshop part of 2019 NGV Kids on Tour – Make Believe
Inspired by Being Human: William Wegman exhibition at NGV

Image: William Wegman, Casual 2002, colour Polaroid photograph. Collection of the artist.


When: Thursday 10th January 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: Free

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP : Build your town

What do you see in the streets of your town? Use brightly coloured drawing materials and synthetic clay to build your own town – or create a fantasy urban landscape purely from your imagination.
Suitable for children 5 - 12 years.

Children under 12 must accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential: (03) 5760 2619


Workshop part of 2019 NGV Kids on Tour – Make Believe
Inspired by New York! New York! for Kids at NGV


When: Friday 11th January 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Education Space
Price: Free

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Moving creatures with Kate Rohde

Inspired by Kate Rohde’s exhibition ‘Monster Mash’, now showing at Benalla Art Gallery, children can make their own ‘fantastical beast’ with moving parts. Kate has created a magical environment in the Simpson Gallery as a family-friendly, interactive space over the Summer. Using simple drawing, cutting and pinning techniques, this workshop is suitable for kids of all ages.

Children under 12 must accompanied by an adult
Payment on booking essential: (03) 5760 2619

COST: $12 Gallery Members $15 Non-members


When: Monday 14th January 2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Simpson Gallery
Price: 15.00

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Claymation

Stop motion animation is one of the hottest areas of film-making today. Stop motion is an animation technique through which you can make inanimate things spring into life and do the impossible! In this workshop, children will be able to create their own simple storylines plus characters made from synthetic clay, and ‘animate’ them using a digital phone. It’s a great way for kids to integrate ‘creating and making’ with digital technology.
Suitable for children 5 - 12 years.

(Please note: Participants must have access to a carer’s smart phone during this session)


Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 
Payment on booking essential: (03) 5760 2619

COST: $12 Gallery Members $15 Non-members


When: Wednesday 16th January 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Simpson Gallery
Price: 15.00

SCHOOL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: The Artist's Palette

Inspired by Ivan Durrant’s Lake Mokoan exhibition on show at Benalla Art Gallery, children can explore landscape painting in Benalla’s beautiful Botanical Gardens.
Ivan’s exhibition will be the starting point for the workshop, looking closely at the way his paintings depict the world as patterns of light and form. Children will then venture outside with canvas, paper palette and brushes.
With a focus on colour, shape and the effects of contrasting colours, this workshop will appeal to kids of all ages who love experimenting with paint.

Children under 12 must accompanied by an adult
Payment on booking essential: (03) 5760 2619

COST: $12 Gallery Members $15 Non-members

Image: Ivan Durrant, Palette 2018, acrylic on composition board. Courtesy of the artist.


When: Thursday 17th January 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Where: Benalla Art Gallery - Bennett Gallery
Price: 15.00