As the long summer break stretches out in front of us, the offerings available for kids and families are endless, especially in Australia’s big cities. Almost every gallery, museum or performing arts company will have its own targeted school holiday program – ranging from simple paints and sketchpads, to ceramics, filmmaking workshops or ballet clinics.
Here are a few of the less obvious, or more far-flung, programs to consider, with at least one entry from each state or territory. And remember, kids and teens don’t necessarily need special programs to enjoy the arts. The simplest visit to a gallery or street art site can be inspiring, educational and fun.