Summer Camp: Cave Paintings; The Origin of Art



  • HALF DAY CAMP
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm 
  • Tuesday-Thursday
  • Ages 4-6

Instructor: Lindsay Allen

This week during camp, kids will look at Paleolithic cave drawings, one of the earliest forms of art in the world. We will begin the unit by looking at the cave drawings at Lascaux and discuss the different animal forms that the students can identify. Together, we will look at the stylization of the horses, bulls, figures and symbols in depth, analyzing their skinny legs and their body forms related to geometric shape. They will learn how people that lived during this time were able to draw on the walls of the cave since materials like markers, crayons, paints, etc. were not available. At the conclusion of the week, students will have created their own cave drawing on brown paper sacks that have been made wet, crumpled and ironed to give the pre-historic appearance. Students will use sticks from real branches of trees and black tempera paint for the outlines of their animals. They will also use metallic and copper paint in order to add accents to their animals. Sign up now!