Wow! America! by Robert Neubecker is one of my favorite resources for art lessons. I love his dynamic illustrations. This picture book inspired this Space Shuttle art lesson. I created this lesson for my Kinder class but see how art teacher Hannah Millard from Highland Elementary adapted this lesson for fourth grade. I think the results are even more spectacular!
What you’ll need:
- 12″ x 18″ orange, blue, black or yellow construction paper
- 12″ x 18″ white drawing paper
- Pencil or crayon
- Tempera Paint (black, light blue, dark blue, gray, orange, white and yellow)
- Glue and scissors
The space shuttle is fun to draw. Watch the little boys’ faces when they walk into the artroom and glance at the white board. You’ll have a captivated audience in no time! I like to put a few samples on the board. One drawing of the space shuttle by itself, one of the painted background and one finished project. I typically don’t put a finished project on the board, feeling that it intimidates and affluences their art choices, but in this case I wanted to show how the project was two parts, not just one.