Lesson 3: Prehistoric Palette (free lesson)

After experimenting with the colours and effects that can be created using natural materials, pupils make their own paints using spices and objects found on a nature walk

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and collect coloured natural items to paint with

  • Investigate which natural items make the most successful colours

  • Create paints using all natural ingredients as cave artists did

Lesson Plan (free)

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Teacher Video: Prehistoric palette (free video)

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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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