Art Box Workshops would like to thank all students who have joined our Monday afternoon, Term Two printmaking classes for 6 – 8 years old.
Hannah W, Sienna L, Emily D, Isla L, Jasmine L, Winter K, Erin R, Jade Z.
“Gouldian Finch: Following the Rainbow for Freedom” is a heartfelt plea to protect this remarkable bird and its fragile ecosystems. Through art, we aspire to ignite a spark of compassion and action in the hearts of all who view our creation, inspiring them to stand up against land clearing and poaching practices and to work towards a world where the Gouldian finch and other endangered species can thrive.
Following the Rainbow for Freedom
The Gouldian finch symbolises vibrant colours, diversity, and freedom, represented by its striking plumage and graceful flight. Sadly, this magnificent bird faces the constant threat of poaching and land clearing, jeopardising its existence.
The children worked collaboratively to create a visually captivating piece that showcases the Gouldian finch’s journey towards freedom using various artistic techniques, including painting, drawing, and collage. The artwork features a vivid rainbow, symbolising hope, resilience, and the promise of a brighter future for these endangered birds. Each colour of the rainbow represents a different aspect of the finch’s struggle:
The blue hues signify the clear skies and open spaces it deserves to soar through.
The green represents the lush habitats and native grasslands that must be preserved.
The Yellow represents the light that shines on the issues threatening these species to bring awareness and to work towards sustainable solutions.
The red embodies the danger of fire and human threats such as poaching and land clearing.
By showcasing the Gouldian finch’s beauty and vulnerability, we hope to foster empathy and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all species.
Moreover, this collaborative effort from our students highlights the importance of intergenerational cooperation in addressing environmental challenges. By involving young minds, we empower the next generation to become stewards of the planet, encouraging them to cherish and protect threatened species.
Click on the below link to learn more about the Gouldian finch
Click on the below links to see more artworks created by students at our Animal and environmentally-focused Term Two printmaking classes.
Lino prints by our Wednesday and Thursday afternoon printmaking classes for 9 – 12-year-old students.