A Step Back In Time

As part of our topic on the Stone Age, Year 3 have been exploring palaeolithic and neolithic cave art. First, we studied some real-life examples, such as the Cave of Lascaux, and then explored how we could create animal figures using natural coloured oil pastels and charcoal. Next, we will create a watercolour background wash on textured paper to simulate the roughness of a cave wall and then transfer our drawings onto them. We are having a great time but agreed it is much easier to use oil pastels than natural materials as a drawing tool!