Connecting Children Across the World Through Nature
This successful partnership between
Sunrise Waldorf School and the Robert Bateman Centre
includes an April 2016 Exhibition of Student Art from Classes 7 & 8.
The Robert Bateman Centre is located on the second floor of the former Steamship Terminal in Victoria’s inner harbour. The Centre displays 111 original paintings and several limited edition prints by the famous wildlife painter and conservationist. Opened in May 2013, on Bateman’s 83rd birthday, the venue hosts visitors from around the world. Outreach to local communities furthers the Centre’s mandate to educate children and adults about environmental issues. A second joint project is now completed between Class 7-8 at Sunrise Waldorf School (SWS) in Duncan and the Robert Bateman Centre. An exhibition of student artworks from Classes 7 & 8 ran April 15-24, 2016. In 2014, a collection of student artworks exhibited at the Centre May 1-31.
Below: On February 9, 2016 Robert Bateman took Classes 7&8 on a fascinating two-hour tour of the Centre.
The artist started drawing wildlife before he was 12 and encourages youth to connect with nature.