Nature Life Drawing

School Incursion

Engaging children in biological art is a great way for them to truly observe local flora and fauna by noticing their array of shapes, patterns, colours, and learning how all these details interact.

Eco Action leads a fascinating and educational Nature Life Drawing workshop for children.  Drawing with nature encourages children to develop their visual analysis skills, concentration, and creative problem solving. Children must determine the best way to show certain textures, to connect body parts, and how to tackle perspective.

Children will be able to draw and interact with a range of friendly native flora and fauna in the workshop including green tree frogs, a bob tail lizard, insects, beetles, and caterpillars. They will be guided through the workshop by a qualified artist and biologist.

 

 

Eco Action can bring Nature Life Drawing to your school or event. Request a booking online.

Incursion Includes

  • Interactive talk on native flora and fauna
  • Observational drawing art lesson
  • All art materials
Years 1-12
1 hour
Prices for Education
Curriculum Links

Eco Action tailors the workshop according to the age of the students

Incursion FAQs

Incursions can be tailored to suit all year levels including Early Learning up to High School, however we recommend you speak with us prior to booking your incursion so that we can advise if the activity is suitable for your year level and your region.

This is dependent on the activity but generally all we require is a secure indoor space such as a classroom, hall or other suitably sized space. We can work outdoors as long as there is some cover.

Our Mini-beats include: 3 species of stick insects, Giant burrowing cockroach, Beetles, Scorpions, Spiders, Slaters, Millipedes, Snails, Worms. Our Amphibians include: Magnificent Green Tree Frogs and Tadpoles.  Our Reptiles include: Stimson’s python, and Blue tongue lizard.

Yes all staff have Working with Children Checks, First Aid/OSH training and are fully insured.

School Curriculum Links

Nature Life Drawing

Year Science Cross Curriculum Priority
1 Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017) Sustainability
1 Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211) Sustainability
2 Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030) Sustainability
3 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073) Sustainability
4 Living things have life cycles (ACSSU072 ) Sustainability
4 Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive (ACSSU073) Sustainability
5 Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment (ACSSU043)
6 The growth and survival of living things are affected by the physical conditions of their environment (ACSSU094) Sustainability
7 Interactions between organisms, including the effects of human activities can be represented by food chains and food webs (ACSSU112) Sustainability
9 Ecosystems consist of communities of interdependent organisms and abiotic components of the environment; matter and energy flow through these systems (ACSSU176) Sustainability
9-10 Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record data systematically and accurately (ACSIS200) Sustainability
 

Year

 

Visual Arts

Foundations-Year 2

Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107)

3

Use and experiment with different materials, techniques, technologies and processes to make artworks (ACAVAM107)
3-4 Use materials, techniques and processes to explore visual conventions when making artworks (ACAVAM111)
5-6 Develop and apply techniques and processes when making their artworks (ACAVAM115)
6-7 Practise techniques and processes to enhance representation of ideas in their art-making (ACAVAM121)
7-8 Practise techniques and processes to enhance representation of ideas in their art-making (ACAVAM121)
9-10 Develop and refine techniques and processes to represent ideas and subject matter (ACAVAM127)
9-10 Plan and design artworks that represent artistic intention (ACAVAM128)

 

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