Where Did All the Animals Go? Project

Celebrate wildlife! Pick up a Biro and create a drawing on paper of your favourite WILD animal for Artist Jane Lee McCracken’s ‘Where Did All the Animals Go?’ (WDATAG?) project in partnership with international wildlife charity Born Free and a team of dynamic North East teachers and international outreach partners.

WDATAG? is an art and environmental education project, with drawing, one of the oldest forms of communication, at its core. The project gives children, communities and wildlife a voice.

The aim of WDATAG? online Wild Postcard Gallery is to spread the gift of drawing, using Jane’s preferred medium, Biro, and the beauty of wildlife far and wide, as well as nurturing emotional connections with vulnerable species to further help in their conservation, ‘if we care, we want to conserve’.

By making a drawing of a vulnerable species for this gallery and sharing it with friends and family or on social media, your drawing is not only helping to highlight the rich variety of our planet’s wildlife and the unique beauty of individual species but could encourage others to get involved in species conservation.

Enjoy drawing and some creative ‘you-time’. Your drawing doesn’t have to be photo-realistic, express yourself and enjoy being transported. The next time you pick up your Biro, think of the animal you drew and how the world is a better place for its existence. Remember, EVERYONE, CAN DRAW!

How to submit

Open to all ages. To be featured in Where Did All the Animals Go? online Wild Postcard Gallery, send a photo of your drawing, your name, age, town and country to jane@janeleemccracken.co.uk. For drawing tips watch Jane’s video below.

This event is open to the public.