Series of FREE creative online activities for kids

The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery is offering a series of FREE online activities in the hope to keep kids creative at home. The MPRG Kids Online encourages kids to engage in crafting collages, watercolour artworks, crocodile puppets and much more.

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Artist and educator Jill Anderson has created activities inspired by works from the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s collection.

Patrick Pound inspired collage

Kids can create a Patrick Pound-inspired collage and learn about Pound’s art of collecting photographs and objects. Watch a virtual tour of his recent Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery exhibition and then learn how to create a themed collage.

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Make a koala home for under 5’s

Danie Mellor won the 2008 National Works on Paper and is a prominent artist in the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s collection. In this creative activity, Jill introduces Mellor’s work and then instructs children on how to create their own collage work of a koala’s home.

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Paint work on paper inspired by nature – Rosie Weiss and GW Bot

Jill talks about how nature inspires artists Rosie Weiss and GW Bott. Discover how to borrow ideas from their practice to make your own artwork. Gather interesting natural specimens from their garden or park and arrange and trace them with a permanent pen. Learn how to create watercolours from textas or food dye and paint fabulous work on paper.

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Coffee water portrait with Jerome Rush

Artist, musician and animator Jerome Rush has created fun online tutorials for kids. Learn how to paint a portrait with decaf coffee.

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Crazy crocodile hand puppet with Jerome Rush

Create crazy crocodile hand puppet with artist and animator Jerome Rush using common household materials.

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Like galleries and museums across the country, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (MRPG) is currently closed to the public until further notice, in response to the COVID-19 crisis. However, a range of online exhibitions and activities are available.

Creative activities for kids aged 2–12 years
Creative activities for Teens
Creative activities for Adults

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