Expedition Chapters Run our existing chapters in your school now & join us 'LIVE' on our next one

'Travel' & Tribal Culture

Meet tribal people and discover our commonalities and differences

Plants & Animals

Connect to plants, animals and endangered environments using art

Teaching Resources

FREE downloadable resources for each chapter of the project

AMAZON RAINFOREST Join the team as they visit the Yawanawá tribe

Spirit of the Rainforest
We have returned from the Amazon - use our amazing resources to inspire your children to paint or draw for our World Gallery

Tribal people are the guardians of the rainforest all over the world. Their culture and way of life is extraordinary. Artist John Dyer will work alongside Amazon Indian artist Nixiwaka Yawanawá painting in the tribe and will be painting the Amazon rainforest spirits, the rainforest plants and animals and finding out what makes the tribe such an essential part of the health of our planet.

BORNEO RAINFOREST Join the team as they visit the Penan tribe and orangutans

Person of the Forest, Borneo
We have returned from Borneo - use our amazing resources to inspire your children to paint or draw for our World Gallery

The name orangutan literally means ‘person of the forest’. The explosion of palm oil production in Borneo and other tropical countries is having a huge impact on wildlife but it has also put huge pressure on tribal people whose lives are being devastated. John Dyer will travel to meet the Penan people and to explore their art and culture before meeting orangutans who have been displaced from the forests. Painting in the rainforest of Borneo will provide an amazing opportunity to engage in the culture and knowledge of the Penan tribe and will help to build respect for tribal people and the rainforest.

AFRICA Our next 'LIVE' adventure is in Africa in 2021

Precious Africa
Planned for 2021 (Covid-19 allowing)

Home to the Big Five, Kenya inspires visions of wide-open savannahs, soaring mountains and tribal culture. Despite these idyllic images, co-existence is not easy, with increasing human populations, shrinking habitats and climate change pushing people and wildlife ever closer together. Join us to explore the beauty and trials of life in Kenya by experiencing Maasai art and culture, and observing and painting some of the world’s most iconic animals in their natural habitat.

www.LastChance. LIVE

What to expect during a LastChance.LIVE chapter During a 10 day to two week adventure we will update our blog and YouTube channel every day and respond to your children's questions on them. They can 'travel' with us, connect and create in the same way our team does

Our offer

Your children can ask questions every day whilst we travel. Ask questions about the environment, art, people, plants or animals and we will do our very best to answer so that our adventure become their adventure and they connect.

Satellite Blog

Every day we publish a written blog of the adventure. The blog is entertaining, factual and ‘live’ from wherever we are in the world. You can send your questions to us via satellite link for us to answer in our blog too. It’s amazing technology!

‘LIVE’ Videos

Our team send a 5-minute video every day they are travelling so that you can watch it with your class/children. In those 5 minutes the team show the previous day’s events and answer your questions. Be in the moment with us.

Inspiring Art

Everyday artist John Dyer paints a new canvas. Your children can see John Dyer’s new paintings almost immediately via our blogs and videos, ask him questions and be inspired to paint their own piece of art for the WorldGallery.online


The Land of the Midnight Sun, Arctic
Currently being planned

Climate change is showing its strongest impact at the poles with huge rises in temperature and rapidly changing habitats. Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago between Norway and the North Pole and is home to polar bears, reindeer and arctic foxes. In the summer the sunshines for 24hrs a day. The Global Seed Vault is in Svalbard and was built here to house the world’s largest collection of crop diversity in case we need to replant the world. The rapidly changing climate has created issues for not only the animals and plants in the region but also for the seed vault. An exploration of global harvests, the diversity of seeds, the wildlife and the amazing landscape of the arctic.

Island of Ghosts, Madagascar
Currently being planned

Climate change will force most of Madagascar’s wild lemurs to move their territory over the next 70 years. The Lemurs of Madagascar make haunting territorial calls that once reminded people of ghosts or spirits living in the forest and the word Lemur means ‘ghost’ in Latin.  80% of the habitat Lemurs once lived in has already been destroyed. We will travel to Madagascar to paint the Lemurs and their amazing habitat and to also search for another ‘ghost’ which is a crocosmia flower that has never been painted or photographed before that was collected in 1903 near the village of Andranamavo. There is one pressed specimen in a museum in Paris. Wildflowers are fundamental to life on earth as they provide food for the pollinators that are part of the web of life that creates all our food.

Where will we travel, explore and paint? There are many endangered subjects and locations that 'Last Chance to Paint' can engage children with. We are busily researching and working on a whole series of exciting expedition chapters for schools to join us on in the future

Previous John Dyer Projects from 2004 - 2015

Find out about some of artist John Dyer’s previous educational art projects