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Lesson Plans

Re: rock painting

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Tue, 19 Oct 1999 02:09:41 EDT

This is how I do it.
I have large pictures of cave paintings around art room. I read aloud a short
piece about the time period and the living conditions of the cave painters.
Discuss extinct and surviving species. I read the materials the cave painters
probably used. (Charcoal from fires, earth colors from earth.)
Materials we use:
Brown paper torn into irregular shapes. Charcoal sticks. Pastels in earth
colors. Spray fixative.
Crumple brown paper and smooth out.
Students choose an animal for a tribal symbol and draw it on paper, first
with pencil and then with charcoal.
Add earth colors to animal and to rest of paper to simulate cave walls.
Connect the paper where possible and fill spaces with black crumpled paper.
Staple or pin to a wall. Twist black and brown paper around groups of animal
paintings to simulate rocks.
I put them up in a corner of the cafeteria and call it the Cave of the 6th
grade Clan.