Did you know that the hot air balloon is the first human carrying flight technology.
The first untethered manned hot air balloon flight was performed by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent d'Arlandes on November 21, 1783, in Paris, France, in a balloon created by the Montgolfier brothers. (There seems to be a brothers things going on here).
It was powered by an actual fire lit beneath the canvas balloon!
We have been using a mixture of printed landscape scenes, painted skies and hand drawn balloons to create some magnificent mixed-media artwork! Here are some pictures of us at work and the results of our creativity.