Paleolithic Art Week!
We began by watching a book reading of the story, The Cave Painter of Lascaux
The book is out of print, but you can watch a reading of it here: Cave Painter of Lascaux Reading by Denise Jackson
The “prehistoric animal” tracers are animals invented from Ms. Courtney’s imagination, not historically accurate.
We used large sheets of brown paper. The most fun part of creating a cave painting is CRUMPLING up the paper to give it that cave-like texture. Everyone enjoyed that. We looked at a chart of the most frequently used cave symbols and attempted to re-create those. We also traced pre-historic animal shapes with oil pastels and smeared them to look just like the caves in Lascaux.
Mr. M’s precise cave drawings. He likes numbers a lot too, so he added some of those.
Some of us even traced our hands just like in some of the paintings in Lascaux.
Mr. L said, “More hands!”
We used lots of bright colors, because we wanted our cave paintings to “POP!”
And some of us made our own unique designs, because that’s what art is all about!
We even created our own cave in the fine arts hallway at Hope to display our awesome prehistoric artwork!
We also colored The Flinstones coloring pages, because they’re a modern stone-age family. Haha.
Brown roll paper (Crumpled)
Tracer Animal Shapes (Get inspiration here: Cave Animals Coloring Page)
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