Monday, December 2, 2013

Cave Paintings

Second graders learned about cave art in this fun lesson. We looked at examples of cave art from the Lascaux Cave in France and even took a virtual tour of the cave. As we looked, we discussed some of the important elements of cave art. Cave art almost ALWAYS included animals, it showed the animals from the side view, and used natural colors (brown, black, tan, etc.). Students crumpled up and tore brown paper to give it a rock like appearance. Second grades then developed sketches a cave animals, painted them and then added oil pastel details. The last step was having their hand sprayed with paint, just like the cave painters did.

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