About the project
This project will explore the tribal culture of the Penan people of Malaysian Borneo and visit the critically endangered Bornean Orangutan – taking you on a journey to discover your own connection to the forest, through art.
Through the project, we will be connecting children, using art and technology, with tribal culture as well as the plants and animals that live in the rainforest. By meeting the rainforest, John hopes that this will create a personal connection and bond to the rainforest and generate amazing pieces of art, along with lots of questions which can be answered by John himself as part of the live video broadcasts.
John will be posting blogs and video diaries live from Borneo from 6th-18th September 2019 (but questions can be submitted during any lesson, at any time and videos will be uploaded in HD on his return).
Find out more
- Subscribe to the blog posts and send in your pupils’ questions https://www.lastchancetopaint.com/news/
- Watch the daily video diary on YouTube (a great way to also look back on previous chapters) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLKKZyhgbHCFeHHcmRb7m5Q?view_as=subscriber%3Fsub_confirmation%3D1
- Follow and watch on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lastchancetopaint/
- Sign up for project email updates. https://www.lastchancetopaint.com/pledge-your-support/
About John Dyer
John Dyer is an English contemporary painter, focusing on colourful landscapes, architecture, gardens and notable events, especially in Cornwall. His naïve style makes his work accessible to all ages.
About these resources
These resources are designed for Key Stage 2 but they can easily be adapted for all Key Stages. All lessons are planned to take an hour, although there are plenty of opportunities to shorten or lengthen activities. The topic has many cross-curricular links that are highlighted below, with strong links to the Art and Design, Geography, Science, English, SMSC and Citizenship curriculums.