School holidays are a good time to explore creativity and keep boredom at bay.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat has rebranded its education program AGB Kids and launched two programs for the school holidays.
Gallery education officer Kate Gorman said that the AGB Kids programs helped to foster creative thinking and social engagement.
"Getting kids off video games and into creative play has so many benefits," she said.
"Art play programs at the gallery are a place away from school where students can meet other kids who share their interests and enjoy making and doing.
"They are about making holidays fun and creative."
Art Bites is a full-day school holiday program for children aged five to seven in which children will explore the materials and techniques used to create artworks on the gallery's walls.
On July 1 children will look at Modernist sculpture, reflecting the Becoming Modern exhibition currently on show.
On July 8 the little artists will tackle abstract landscape painting and collage.
Older children can let their imaginations run wild during a three-day Art Camp, running from July 2 to 4, during which they will explore the gallery collection, experiment with materials and techniques, and create finished artworks for a pop-up exhibition.
Places in the Art Bites program cost $80 or $60 for gallery members, and Art Camp is $160 or $130 for members.
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