Ancient Cave Art
One of the fifth grade science SOL's deals with rocks and minerals. I take art back to the time of the cave man and we discuss the Cave of Lascaux in France. We discuss what materials ancient artists may have used, what they would have drawn, and the formation of caves. (There is a cool website that you can take a virtual tour of the Cave of Lascaux.) When we get to the Cave Art project, they use charcoal and chalk to do their drawings on tan construction paper after tearing the sides to make it look rough. After they do their cave drawing, they crumple up their artwork, uncrumple it and glue it to black construction paper. I then use their artwork in cave display in my showcase.