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Waddington and West Bradford C.E. Primary School

Fun-filled days while learning together

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Art

In the Stone Age there was no writing as such but people did record the world around by carving or painting on stones and cave walls. Prehistoric people would have been
limited to the colours, or pigments, that could be found in nature. Therefore, the most common colours used were deep reds, yellows, black. To make their paint, first they would have had to grind down the rock, wood, shell or bone into a powder. It would have then been mixed into a paste using water, saliva and animal fat, which would have helped the paint stick to the walls. The cave artists would have used their fingers, twigs, moss and even horsehair brushes to create their work.

 

We used templates for the animals and shaded with pastels inside, blending it with our fingers. Contrasting colours were used for different animals. Black charcoal or pastel was used to add details to the animals such as ears, horns. We also created hand patterns using chalks, pastels and charcoal. 

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