The Great Barrier Reef


"The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and pulling away from it, and viewing it from a greater distance, you can understand why. It is larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on earth visible from space. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,600 kilometres (1,600 mi) The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland in north-east Australia.  It is a divers' paradise because of all the marine life that the coral attracts, not to mention the amazing formations and colors of the reef itself, this natural wonder deserves its high ranking in the top adventure trips list." (Source:

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All Virtual Artful Explorers events are one session (10 am -12:30 pm EST) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Great Barrier Reef Extension Sketch Project
(a) diver with marine life
(b) coral reef
(c) sunset over reef
(d) aerial view
(e) waves

*Please post your finished sketches to the Artful Explorers Facebook site. Be sure to add event title, your name, and the date.

Note: Artful Explorers are invited to follow the Facebook Page to stay up to date with events and announcements and to post their artworks to the Facebook Group, Instagram and Twitter using #ArtfulExplorers

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Facilitators of Artful Explorers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Elizabeth Birkby
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Sherli  Looli
  • Carole Moon
  • Emily Moon
  • Georgia John
Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Artful Explorers for December 10, 2022

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