Grade 2 students journeyed through time to the LASCAUX CAVE in France. This famous cave contains some of the first drawings ever created by man. The cave was discovered in 1940 by 4 teenage boys who were walking their dog. Inside the cave, they found themselves surrounded by paintings on the walls and ceilings. This prehistoric artwork is estimated to be approximately 17,000 years old.
To see the paintings inside the cave visit this link and watch the short video: http://www.bradshawfoundation.com/lascaux/index.php
We were also inspired by the book The First Drawing, by Mordecai Gerstein.
OJCS students imagined that they were the boy in the story when they created their prehistoric artworks.
Students crumpled up their paper to create texture emulating a cave wall. Then they drew their prehistoric animal using oil pastels. The project was completed with chalk pastels in earth tones and torn around the edges for a special effect.
Lesson adapted from Deep Space Sparkle