Famous Artist Study Series: John James Audobon

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This is the first post in our Famous Artist Series. 

If you enjoy learning about different artists in your homeschool you will love this series on famous artists. There are so many wonderful artists out there that you can study, but I have picked some of our personal favorites to highlight. Studying artists and their works of art go along great with a Charlotte Mason style education, and you can also pair it up with history as well. Each week in this series we will be highlighting an artist, with free resources, printables and unit studies to give you an in depth study. This week is John James Audobon.

John James Audobon is a favorite among nature lovers. You can not do a nature study without first learning about Audubon. His drawings were scientific in nature and they turned into beautiful art prints that so many can enjoy. He was an American ornithologist, artist and naturalist known for his bird drawings and paintings of North American birds.

You can read about the biography of John James Audubon at Biography.com.

Learn more about Audubon and his life on the Frontier at Florida Naturalists – Florida Museum of Natural History.

We love learning through living books. Before you start learning about the different drawings and paintings he created, why don’t you learn about his life? Here are some of our favorite books to read. These are so fascinating!

The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of John James Audubon (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12)John James Audubon: The Making of an AmericanJohn James Audubon: The Making of an AmericanUnder a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of the Birds of AmericaUnder a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of the Birds of AmericaJohn James Audubon: Writings and Drawings (Library of America)John James Audubon: Writings and Drawings (Library of America)Audubon: America's Greatest Naturalist and His Voyage of Discovery to LabradorAudubon: America’s Greatest Naturalist and His Voyage of Discovery to LabradorJohn James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman (Early American Studies)John James Audubon: The Nature of the American Woodsman (Early American Studies)John James Audubon: A BiographyJohn James Audubon: A BiographyAudubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild FrontierAudubon: Painter of Birds in the Wild Frontier

You can sign up for free printable artist study pages on John James Audobon over at The Usual Mayhem.

artist study audubon with free printables

FREE John James Audubon Lesson from ArtK12 – The John James Audubon free download gives you information on the artist, two forgeries (Greater Flamingo and American White Pelican), cartoons, a faux ad and faux newspaper articles. You also receive drawing instructions for the American White Pelican.

American Art History Vol. 2 Page 58
FREE Unit Study Printables for The Boy Who Drew Birds from Homeschool Share.

You can view some of Audubon’s paintings from Audubon’s Birds for free at the public domain from The Library of Congress.

FREE John James Audubon Lesson Plan from Lesson Planet

FREE Audubon Birder and Artist Sketching Activity from Lesson Planet

About John James Audubon from DLTK kids – learn about Audubon with links to bird activities.

John James Audubon Quiz from Study.com

The National Audubon Society is the premier wildlife conservation site founded after John James Audubon. They have an entire page devoted to education on conservation.

There is also an Audubon website just for kids. There are articles, videos, games and more. Your kids will have a lot of fun on this website!

Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Granola Mama to 4 children ages 16-5. She is a Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for 13 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, Coffee and Green Smoothies!

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