Lesson 1: Exploring Prehistoric Art

Children are introduced to cave art and reflect upon the purpose of the drawings before working on developing their sense of proportion in drawing

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying animals important to people of prehistory

  • Understanding the process of making art in prehistory

  • Knowing that prehistoric people painted with muted earth colours

  • Starting to understand why early man created art

Teacher Video: Prehistoric Art

Pupil Video: Prehistoric Art

Resource: Prehistoric art examples

Show these examples to your class

Line drawings of birds and animals

Created by:
Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experience of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a council member with the The National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for…
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