Painting with the Young Archaeologists

Today I ran a lovely session with my local Young Archaeologists group. We looked at cave painting and talked about what sort of materials were used to make it, and had a go at making some ourselves. Unfortunately we didn’t have a handy cave to decorate but we did have a big roll of paper, brushes made from sticks, some natural pigments, and some fat and water to mix the pigments with.

Here is some of the fabulous art they made.

Yac oct 5

When we had finished our fantastic cave gallery we whizzed forward in time for a brief look at Egyptian art and messed about with papyrus and ink to make some more stunning images.

 

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