Cave Art Project Connects Students with Early People

students painting animal in cave painting styleIn 6th grade social studies, students have been learning about early people. As part of their journey backward into the Stone Age, students tried their hand at a little prehistoric art! Shown here are students in Mrs. Hedges’ class working on Neolithic Era cave paintings. The class first studied photographs and video of ancient cave paintings that survive today. The students then got a feel for what these early artists may have experienced by reproducing their techniques. The students drew their animals on crumpled-up paper (to simulate the uneven surfaces of a cave wall) using charcoal and earth-toned paints.

three students skecting out cave paintings

students show off thier finished paintings

Posted in Middle School.