Cave painting

Cave Paintings

Year 3

Year 3 children have been learning about the Stone Age.

3H worked with artist Andrew Tims to create images of animals using printing techniques, taking inspiration from the paintings found in caves produced during the Stone Age.  The children also found inspiration in the paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat, particularly the simple shapes and textures that often appear in his artwork.


The children began by making observational drawings of toy animals, focusing on their shape and form, before transferring the image onto compressed foam.  The children applied textures to their animal (fur, scales, feathers) using pencils.  The animal shape was cut out and printed directly onto a distressed paper (created using tea and coffee water) using black printing ink.

The resulting artwork, features all of the children’s prints, assembled together to create an image reminiscent of a cave painting.