‘Drawing for Endangered Species Workshops’, and the beautiful Art of North East School Students

Endangered Species drawings by students of years 5 & 6

Endangered Species colour Biro drawings by students of Years 5 & 6

‘Drawing for Endangered Species’ workshops for an extraordinary school in the Northeast saw primary students of Years 5 & 6, produce the most outstanding drawings of endangered and threatened species!

"Snow Leopard" colour biro drawing, Year 6 student

“Snow Leopard” colour biro drawing, Year 6 student

The talent of children in the North East never ceases to be a source of great pride.  This exceptional school full of bright students and inspirational teachers worked so hard during the workshops, it was inspiring to witness the drawings each child made.  The students prior knowledge of endangered species and the environment was heartening.

Giant Panda by Year 5 Student

“Giant Panda” colour Biro drawing by Year 5 Student

Taken to distant lands including China, to learn about beautiful animals and why they are endangered and the positive things each of us can do to help save them, encouraged a plethora of intelligent questions and comments from all students:

“I enjoyed being able to relax and draw and I have learnt lots of new things!  My imagination has worked wildly and I would love to learn more”.

Golden Snub Nose Monkeys by Year 5 Student

“Golden Snub Nose Monkeys” colour Biro drawing by Year 5 Student

Learning to use colour Biro to make drawings is challenging, but provides a great source for practicing concentration skills.  Encouraging each child to express themselves and enjoy drawing and to celebrate that they possess a drawing style that is unique to them, results in the beauty that is the diversity of their collective work.

"African Elephant", colour Biro drawing, Year 6 Student

“African Elephant”, colour Biro drawing, Year 6 Student

25% of each workshop fee is donated to the wonderful Born Free Foundation.  It’s great to be able to tell students about the amazing work they do and the work of other inspirational organisations such as Save Wild Tigers and the Snow Leopard Trust who all work tirelessly to help save the incredible animals the children have made drawings of.

Tiger drawing by Year 6 Student

“Tiger” colour Biro drawing by Year 6 Student

And here are some of the badges made for each student of their own drawings, after each workshop  – a keepsake to remember the beautiful animals they have drawn.

Endangered Species badges with drawings by Year 5 Students

Endangered Species badges with drawings by Year 5 Students

What more can be said about the children’s artwork than the word of an American friend “Awesome!”  Thank you to all the students and teachers of such an amazing school for a simply wonderful experience.

For further information on workshops check out this post.

 

 

 

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“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.

 

“DRAWING for Endangered Species” School Workshops 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

This week sees the launch of an inspirational school workshop project ‘Drawing for Endangered Species’ which shares 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.

'Brown Bears', In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia', black Biro drawing by Jane Lee McCracken

‘The Orphans’, Brown Bears, In Homage to the Last Great Carnivores of Eurasia’, 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 science based discussion. Students are then given the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of endangered species through an expressive drawing session using colour Biros.

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

Endangered Species badges for each student using an image of their drawing made during workshops are also included.

Endangered Species badges with artwork by Year 5, St Peter's Roman Catholic School, Scarborough

Endangered Species badges with artwork by Year 5, St Peter’s Roman Catholic School, Scarborough

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

A huge thank you to brilliant art teacher Mrs Haddington of St Peter’s Roman Catholic School, Scarborough for all her help with this project and to Head Teacher Mrs Louise Finlay, her staff and the students of Year 5 for so generously welcoming a pilot workshop to their school and for all the beautiful artwork they produced.  Also to Jack Lowe Studio for all the hard work and help completing the brochure design.

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.