SAM workshops go online


After a well-attended opening night, and successful first school group session, the interactive Shepparton Art Museum (SAM)  eduLAB sessions with talented artist, Nadia Hernández, sadly had to close due to advice regarding COVID-19.

SAM had the pleasure of working with Nadia Hernández to create alternatives for all students to share in this opportunity, even if the physical exhibition is not available. SAM are pleased to present two virtual workshops inspired by the work and themes of the eduLAB sessions .

SAM director, Dr Rebecca Coates said, “It is so important that SAM stands by our artists and community during these challenging times, and the result is that we are able to continue to bring these deep thinking creative opportunities to our students and teachers, at a time when they are most  needed.”

These workshops are designed to walk students through activities with purpose, using materials they are likely to have around the house, and would be suited to both primary and secondary aged students.

Rochester Secondary College teacher, Meg Doller, brought her students into the exhibition prior to closure and commented, “I had my year 7s i n and was truly astounded by how much they retained and all the specific things they could write and talk about. An enriching experience for so many of them.”

Nadia Hernández’s workshops for SAM eduLAB are available to view on SAM’s online content portal at