START WITH ART: Miss Earhart's Arrival

START WITH ART: Miss Earhart's Arrival

This takes us less than five minutes each morning and tends to be re-visited later in the day at the dinner table or during our evening reading sessions. 

Here's how to #STARTWITHART:

Step one: Take a look at the artwork below

Step two: Read the questions below the picture of the art to the students/children in your life

Step three: See how starting your day with art can ignite creativity and critical thinking! 

It's that easy!

Title: Miss Earhart's Arrival

Artist: Walter Richard Sickert

Date: 1932

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 71.7 × 183.2 cm

Start with Art Questions:

  • Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. This artwork depicts her arrival at Hanworth, near London, the day after she completed the flight. What was the weather like that day? 
  • The painting shows that Ms. Earhart was greeted by crowds of spectators! Why do you think so many people were present? What do you think the spectators were feeling? 
  • If you click here you can scroll to the newspaper article from which the artist based his painting. What similarities and differences do you see between the painting and the newspaper? 

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