Audubon Adventure: Record the Natural World
Enjoy being outdoors? Interested in art? Combine both! John James Audubon was a scientist and self-taught artist who did just that by studying the natural world and creating exquisitely detailed paintings of birds and nature. You can follow in his footsteps with this art project that has you create a naturalist painting. Use this guide to spend some time outdoors, appreciate nature, and learn to record the world exactly as you see it.
What You Need:
- Watercolor paper
- HB or softer pencils, found at any art and hobby store
- Pencil sharpener
- Natural specimen to draw (flowers, bushes, leaves, and other plants)
- Containers for water and washes