Sunday, October 14, 2012

Prehistoric Cave Art


I am the art teacher for our Creation to the Greeks Co-op, and the plan this year is to start at the beginning with art as well. 

I am pulling ideas off the internet and Harmony Fine Arts Ancient Art plans.

We started with a prehistoric cave art project. 



Items needed

1. Books on cave paintings

2. Brown grocery sack

3. Charcoal pencil

4. Chalk pastels



We reviewed the cave are books and learned a lot.

  • What does prehistoric mean?
  • What the art symbolized and the beliefs behind it
  • What was drawn and where it was drawn 
  • How the colors were made and tools used to paint


I made up some notebooking pages for them complete as they went through the study.


 preh note pgs


Then they got to work creating their own cave art on the brown grocery sack using a charcoal pencil.













The drawings were then wadded up into balls to add the look of a cave wall



Once they unraveled them, they colored them with pastel chalks.







They all seemed to enjoy this project too :0)





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