JUNIOR AUDUBON ONLINE: Do you want to share art with others? How about joining a virtual drawing session? In celebration of the Birds in Art exhibition at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum this fall, join ALAS for a fun, interactive online session to practice drawing birds. We will start with a reading and discussion on who John James Audubon was, followed by a lesson on drawing birds. So, grab your pencil, some paper, and a creative mind.
We will meet in a Zoom meeting Wednesday, September 30th at 11:00 AM.
Note: This event is planned to coincide with the Wednesday, E-learning days of the Stevens Point Area School District. Most appropriate for elementary students 2nd grade and up, but all are welcome.
Feathered Friend’s Book Recommend: Into the Woods: John James Audubon Lives His Dream by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Wendell Minor (2003)
As a young man, John James Audubon, the renowned American woodsman and artist, had to make a choice between following his father's dreams for him and discovering his own special destiny. In this beautifully conceived book, Robert Burleigh imagines a conversation in which Audubon tells his father why he has chosen to forgo the ordinary life of a shop-keeper and instead live out in nature to develop his art and his relationship with the world. Illustrated not only with sumptuous images by Wendell Minor, but with actual drawings by Audubon himself, this book will appeal to his fans of all ages.