“Drawing for Endangered Species” School Workshop in aid of the Born Free Foundation

"Drawing for Endangered Species Workshops" Brochure cover by Jane Lee McCracken

“Drawing for Endangered Species Workshops” brochure cover by Jane Lee McCracken and Jack Lowe Studio

‘Drawing for Endangered Species’ school workshops share my great passion for drawing and animals.  25% of each workshop fee will be donated to the Born Free Foundation in aid of the vital work they do for wildlife.

'Chimpanzee', Jemma aged 8, East Lothian, black Biro drawing

‘Chimpanzee’, Jemma aged 8, East Lothian, black Biro drawing

Children possess a natural passion for drawing and interest in animals.  In creating an art and educational based workshop, I hope by enthusing children to express themselves through drawing, to create a domain where individual interest and awareness of threatened wildlife and habitats thrives, and continues into adulthood.  Schools give fundamental education to children about the environment and my workshops are designed to respond to individual school curriculums.  I believe teaching children about environmental issues just as I was fortunate enough to be enthused as a child, helps secure a broader understanding for preserving beautiful habitats and wildlife each generation has the privilege to inherit.

"Shh, it's a Tiger!", Siberian Tiger, 'In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia', 2013, black Biro drawing by Jane Lee McCracken

“Shh, it’s a Tiger!”, Siberian Tiger, ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia’, 2013, black Biro drawing by Jane Lee McCracken

The workshops are inspired by my recent drawing series ‘In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia’.  Bringing a small pop-up exhibition of my Biro drawings to the classroom and encouraging students’ drawing skills, the workshops also explore positive ways children can help save endangered and threatened species through an interactive factual discussion. Students are then given the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of endangered species through an expressive drawing session using colour Biros.

Amazing colour Biro drawings by Year 6 students

Amazing colour Biro drawings by Year 6 students

Endangered Species badges for each student using an image of their drawing made during workshops are also included as a keepsake of the beautiful animals they have chosen to draw.

Endangered Species badges with drawings by Year 5 Students

Endangered Species badges with drawings by Year 5 Students

For bookings and enquiries or to receive a brochure with further information about workshops please contact jane@janeleemccracken.co.uk

Year 5, St Peter's Roman Catholic School, Scarborough with their artwork produced during 'Drawing for Endangered Species' workshop

Year 5, St Peter’s Roman Catholic School, Scarborough with their artwork produced during ‘Drawing for Endangered Species’ workshop

And an enormous thank you to the Born Free Foundation for supporting this project.  For further information about the Born Free Foundation and the inspirational work they do please visit their website at  www.bornfree.org.uk

'Siberian Tiger', 'Ice Fox' and 'Tiger', limited edition archival pigment prints

‘Siberian Tiger’, ‘Ice Fox’ and ‘Tiger’, limited edition archival pigment prints

In conjunction with this project I will be donating ALL profits made from the sales of the three limited edition archival pigment prints above, beautifully crafted to order by Jack Lowe Studio, to the Born Free Foundation.  Prints are priced at £40 each plus postage – for further details please visit my shop.

 

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2 thoughts on ““Drawing for Endangered Species” School Workshop in aid of the Born Free Foundation

  1. It is very worthwhile to get the kids interested in drawing, and the endangered animals, at the same time. Some of their work was very appealing. I especially like the way that some of them concentrate on the most distinctive feature of a particular animal. Good luck with getting more bookings. The local authority should employ you to cover the whole area!
    Have you tried to get one of your workshops on the local news? We have BBC East here, and ITV Anglia. They both focus on similar events almost every day. Worth a thought, but you might well have already explored it.
    Very best wishes, and congratulations on the great work. Pete.x

    • Thank you so much as always Pete for your kind words. The children have worked so hard to produce such beautiful artwork with Biro (no pencils) and it’s so heartening to see their enthusiasm for animals. That’s a super idea, thank you so much for suggesting, I will look into it! Many thanks again. Very best wishes, Jane x

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