Thursday, January 27, 2011
Cave Art Mini-Lesson Age 7
If you happen to have sandpaper available that works best, but you can substitute sandpaper with brown paper grocery bags cut to size if you need to. You can also alter this lesson to work much larger and make a mural with tempera paints and chalks. But the artwork seen here was made with low-grit sandpaper cut into strips and cray-pas oil pastels.
I showed the students lots of images of Lascaux cave paintings so they had a feel for what colors were like natural pigments and what images were typical -- animals and hunting. This would be a good lesson to leave for a substitute teacher if using cray-pas, but not if you want to make a mural.
And finally, a little Mammoth Love!