The forth book in our Art & Conservation Book Series. "What is the Color of Your Favorite Passerine? is scheduled to be published in September 2022.
One of the many birds featured in our book "What Color is Your Favorite Passerine?
In 2016 the New Jersey Chapter launched the organizations mission with a series of children’s art workshops entitled “Painting Conservation” Introducing children to natural history through the visual arts is an engaging way of teaching animal literacy while also highlighting new concepts, such as wildlife conservation, biodiversity, and cooperative ecology. Creating an interest in conservation biology and enhancing visual learning is the most important objective of the NJ Chapter.
A Coloring Book
Based on a series of Art & Ocean Conservation Workshops at the Cre8s Art School in Fort Lee, NJ, AAJ is a perfect way to introduce children to the various marine animals that inhabit the coral reef environment one of our most important and fragile ecosystems. All proceeds from sales to benefit the NJ Chapter’s Art Projects.
#WORLD OCEAN DAY 2021
Arbor Day 2020
The second book in our Art & Conservation Book Series. "Andrea Celebrates Arbor Day" is an introduction to many of the worlds most beautiful trees. To stress the parallels between nature and art, illustrations related to the specific trees are juxtaposed with important facts and followed by coloring plates. A coloring book for ages 10 and over.
ARBOR DAY 2017
The Northern Red Oak, New Jersey State Tree was celebrated on Arbor Day 2017 with a children art workshop that aimed at combining art, ecology and the local environment of New Jersey.
World Ocean Day 2020
Due to Covid 19 we celebrated World Ocean Day in August in 2020. Many students joined the art workshop via Zoom . The importance of the Sea Otter to its ecosystem was the theme of this workshop and students were treated to a short video of Lawrence Anthony's Wildlife Reserve in South Africa at the beginning of the art class.
The Artist and The Planet
Our third book. Now fifteen, the young artist and naturalist Andrea becomes interested in the eco-art of her peers after participating in a national art show. Daydreaming about her first art show and the wild call of the osprey, she is motivated to look back at the early art journals that comment on and illustrate the flora and fauna of the New Jersey Shore. These recollections drive her to recreate a visual narrative of her wildlife impressions, which she entitles “The Artist & The Planet.”
American Oystercatcher. Illustration from "The Artist and The Planet"
World Ocean Day 2019
The Bottlenose Dolphin. One of the most intelligent and charismatic of all animals. Also, one of the illustrations included in the coloring book "Andrea's Art Journal"
World Animal Day 2019
Pollinators Matter! Spreading visual awareness on the important role pollinators play in the ecosystem by painting milkweed and the monarch butterfly.
International Tiger Day 2018
To highlight the plight of the world's big cat species, the 2018 United Nations' World Wildlife Day was celebrated under the theme "Big Cats: Predators Under Threat". This workshop stressed the importance of "big cats" by highlighting the plight of the beautiful Siberian Tiger.
World Animal Day 2018
To celebrate World Animal Day in 2018, we launched a painting competition entitled “Beautiful Animals". 5-year-old Elizaveta “Liza” Jeren was the winner with her entry “Pink Giraffe”.
World Ocean Day 2017
The Vaquita is endemic to the northern part of the Gulf of California. It is the smallest porpoise and the most endangered as it is on the brink of extinction.
NATIONAL BISON DAY 2017
National Bison Day is an annual commemoration of the ecological, cultural, historical and economic contribution of the American bison to the United States. It has been held each year since 2012 on the first Saturday in November. American bison have a long history in our country. They’ve lived in the area that’s now part of Yellowstone National Park since prehistoric times.
World Ocean Day 2016
One of the most beautiful of all coral fish and commonly used in decorative arts; the Moorish idol got its name from the Moors of Africa, who purportedly believed the fish to be a bringer of happiness. They are also a coveted aquarium fish but, despite their abundance and wide array of habitats, they are notoriously finicky and hard to adjust to captivity.