Budding young artists have practised their craft at Bendigo's La Trobe Art Institute.
The National Gallery of Victoria Kids on Tour program was back at the institute on Wednesday for a fourth consecutive year.
The free event allows children in the regions to engage with the art exhibitions on show in Melbourne.
This year's program follows the work of contemporary artist Brian Donnelly, who is also known as KAWS.
His exhibition, KAWS: PLAYTIME, allows children to draw, play with clay, and create animal cut-outs.
"Kids make friends through making art," La Trobe Art Institute public programs coordinator Dr Karen Annett-Thomas said.
"The idea is the kids make monster friends in collaboration with other children."
Dr Annett-Thomas said the NGV program was growing in Bendigo every year.
"It's a popular event," Dr Annett-Thomas said. "It's a good chance for families to escape the heat, get away from screens, and reconnect with hands-on activities."
The NGV program is also taking place in Swan Hill, Echuca, and Maryborough, among other places.
More information about the program can be found at ngv.vic.gov.au/kids-on-tour/
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