This past week we were learning about the prehistoric era in art. Part of that exploration included the creation of rock people as masterpieces since so much of the work of the prehistoric artists involved creative use of stone as canvas.First, we took a look at the Lascaux caves to get a sense of the way in which rock was used as a surface for creating art. Next, we went on a nature walk and gathered stones that attracted our attention. Finally, we went into the craft cupboard and pulled out yarn, googley eyes and any other materials that seemed relevant.
As you can see, it was really the cotton balls that brought our rock person to the next level. Suddenly one of our rocks was transformed into a particularly hard-headed political figure. After completing her work, Althea said “Look mama! It’s ‘Mister Trunk’!” Is it just us? Do you see the likeness?