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Friday 8th January 2021

LO: To explore stone age cave art.
1. I can comment on how artefacts help us understand history.
2. I can look at a range of cave paintings and discuss what they might mean.
3. I can create my own paintings and add meaning to them.


This lesson you are looking at Stone Age art. Stone Age cave drawings were an incredibly important discovery as it told us what life was like during that time, it is like people from that time are sending us a message to tell us what they did. 


Your job today is to create your own version of a Stone Age cave drawing. For this you will need paper, a tea bag and some drawing/painting tools. Ideally you would use pastels and charcoal but if you don't have those a regular pencil or brown pencils will be ok. You could also experiment with paints if you have those available. Remember to look at the colour palettes used and choose your colours carefully. 


Lascaux is famous for its Palaeolithic cave paintings, found in a complex of caves in the Dordogne region of southwestern France, because of their exceptional quality, size, sophistication and antiquity. Estimated to be up to 20,000 years old, the paintings consist primarily of large animals, once native to the region. 

Lascaux Cave Paintings - Virtual Tour

Have a look at some of these Stone Age paintings from around the world, what do you notice about them? Look at the style of the artists have used and practice on a scrap piece of paper before starting your final work. 


What do you think was used to create these pictures in the Stone Age?

Think about what sorts of animals would have been around in the Stone Age: