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Easy How to Draw Katherine Johnson Tutorial and Katherine Johnson Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw Katherine Johnson and a Katherine Johnson Coloring Page. She performed the complex calculations that enabled humans to successfully achieve space flight.

Students learning about extraordinary women during Women’s History Month now have some help in learning how to draw Katherine Johnson. This step by step tutorial shows how to draw her likeness to help honor the memory of this amazing woman.

Katherine Johnson was an African American mathematician who worked for NASA from 1953 until 1986. Her calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. crewed spaceflights. Later her work helped to land astronauts on the Moon.

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Katharine Johnson Coloring Page


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Pacon Drawing Paper, White, Standard Weight, 9″ x 12″, 500 Sheets


Lyra Color-Giants Skin Tone Colored Pencils – Set of 12 count colored pencils. These professional colored pencils contain soft and flowing colors that will allow you to easily glide through every line and detail in your drawings.


Time needed: 45 minutes

Step by step directions for how to draw Katharine Johnson

  1. Start with a face shape.

  2. Add two eyes.

  3. Draw glasses around the eyes.

  4. Add the eyebrows and nose.

  5. Draw the mouth and add cheek lines.

  6. Add hair around the head.

  7. Draw the collar and shoulders.

  8. Add name in big block letters.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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