Monday, December 20, 2010
4th Grade Cave Painting
The Fourth graders studied the Caves of Lascaux famous for cave paintings made 18,000 years ago containing some of the most well known Upper Paleolithic art. They primarily consist of realistic images of large animals, most of which are known from fossil evidence to have lived in the area at the time. The children were faced with the challenge of drawing a prehistoric animal on crumpled paper. Although not as dark and hard to reach as cave walls, this was not always an easy task. The students limited their color choices to earth tones since that was the palette found in nature and therefore in the art materials of the time.