COSHOCTON -- Spring is in the air. Children are invited to help it along on March 3 by creating a work of art featuring those harbingers of spring -- birds. Students will begin by learning the characteristics of a bird (like wings) that separates it from other vertebrae, and the reason species of birds may vary in the way they look. After checking out Audubon's depictions of birds, artists will make their own picture of a bird using torn paper. Color and form will be emphasized.

The class will be led by JHM staff member and artist, Jenn Bush. Class fee is $8, $7 for Friends of the Museum. This class is geared toward younger children, kindergarten through fourth grade. Reservation deadline is Feb. 26.

For information, contact the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum at 740-622-8710 or e-mail at

The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. The museum is located in Roscoe Village at 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.