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Lascaux paintings continued…

As the students entered the art room they saw the tables had all been pushed together and draped down the sides was black cloth. Inside the ‘cave’ they could hear the sound of a thunderstorm and when they peaked inside they could see candles (battery operated) flickering. I created a Bell P.S ‘cave’ for the students to paint their papier-mâché rocks in, as a way of helping them understand and experience what it might of been like to paint in cramped, dark conditions during the Paleolithic time period. Here are a few snaps from the cave – enjoy!

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Lascaux Cave Paintings

This term, the Year 5/6s have been learning all about the Lascaux cave paintings in France. I lead a series of discussions on the history and science behind these unique and amazing cave paintings. The students used dirt, pastels, charcoal and chalk to create these terrific ‘cave’ drawings. They should be really proud of these works!

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