By Om, Pre-K
These amazing cave art paintings were created by Pre-K and K students. We learned about the history of the caves at Lascaux, France which date back 17,000 years! I read the students a wonderful story called The Cave Painter of Lascaux by Roberta Angeletti. We discovered that the cave artists did not actually live in caves and were great storytellers. We used this information as our artistic inspiration and the students created their own piece of cave art.
First, we drew the animals from observation using a photo of the cave walls. We then crumpled the paper to create texture. Finally, students created a resist by painting brown tempera on top. So many of these look remarkably similar to the original cave paintings! Great job, Dragons!