This term all my classes are starting off looking at Things that Go! So I thought it would be cool to give this group a bit of a history lesson and let them see what the first air craft looked like!
I love the story of the Wright brothers and how their curiosity, grit and experimenting led them to fly the very first airplane in 1903. The world would never be the same!
This lesson features a beautiful watercolor scene and delicate line drawing of the Wright brothers 1903 “Flyer.” The use of loose watercolor techniques captures the windy day of the first flight over the sandy dunes near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Salt added to the wet watercolor “sand” gives a sandy texture to the watercolor piece.
ABOUT THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
Orville and Wilber Wright are the inventors and pilots of the world’s first successful airplane, built and flown in 1903. As young men, the brothers operated a printing press business and then a bicycle repair shop. Their knowledge of bicycles became a foundation for their experiments in designing a powered aircraft.
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 :)