Amelia Earhart was a pioneer pilot in the world of aviation because she was an excellent female pilot in a field that was dominated by men. Amelia decided to take flying lessons when she was twenty years old. Six months into her lessons, she bought her own plane!
Amelia set many records, including being the first woman to fly over the Atlantic Ocean and as the first person to fly solo over the Pacific Ocean. In 1937, she attempted to fly around the world! Unfortunately, part way around the world, Amelia and her plane disappeared, never to be found. Amelia is remembered for her bravery and as an inspiration for women.
This piece is inspired by a picture in the book and the chikdren drew and painted a happy Amelia up high in her plane and they used chalk pastels to make the hat and the wings on the plane look 3D by adding darker and lighter areas to create depth.
Be a fly on the wall in our art room! Take a look at what we do, how we do it and the smiles that I get to see week after week :)