Annual Owl Art Project

Through the project, the annual Alex Owl Day is organised. The school children have the opportunity to take part in the owl art project each year, where participating learners paint, colour or create owl art from recycled wood donated by EcoSolutions.

We strive in educating children in the most engaging ways possible. Every year our teams and supporters set out to various townships in Johannesburg, South Africa to accompany school children who create stunning pieces of owl art by hand as a part of our education programme. Many of these artworks have been displayed all over the world and have been the beacon of our mission. See below to find some of our stories and images from the Annual Owl Art Project. 


Children at Cosmo City Primary School constructing the 3D art owlIn 2017 for Alex Owl Day, we made 500 owl cutouts for the children to paint. In 2018 our aim was to create 1000 pieces of owl masks and to get more schools involved in the owl art programme but we only managed to make 500. It is important for us that the school learners have fun as they learn. In 2019, we made 50 3D Owl Puzzles where learners coloured each piece of the owl puzzle to create amazing owls!

Displaying art at Zenzeleni Primary SchoolThe owl art was displayed at the Knysna Timber Festival in 2017 and at BirdLife’s African Bird Fair at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens since 2016. The artwork has also made its way to Portugal and India at the World Owl Conferences in 2017 and 2019. The artwork is also on display at the at the International Owl Center Minnesota, USA and Austria with the Durrenstein Wilderness.

 Children at Caner Primary School wearing their owl art that they madeThe colourful owl art is part of our educational efforts for township schools. Our mission is to create owl friendly children who go on to be owl friendly adults living within an owl friendly environment. is committed to touching the hearts of children all over Southern Africa. With your support we can continue our work and create a more owl-friendly world.

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Annual Owl Art Project

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