John James Audubon (born Jean Rabin; April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851) was an American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. He was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats. His major work, a color-plate book entitled The Birds of America (1827–1839), is considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed.
Too often we find that parents rely on the system to teach and inspire children and youth. We believe that as instructors, we are responsible for exposing the children and youth to the arts while adding meaning to these experiences. Art is an essential component of education. All children benefit from opportunities to create.