How was paint invented?
Hannah Kissack's Wonderopolis Lesson
Do you ever take for granted the paint tubes that can be bought at Michaels?
Native Americans might be the most famous for making their own paints, using a combination of milk, eggs, berries, flower petals, and even roots. Other ancient artists from around the world painted in caves using blood, charcoal, mud, rocks, juice from vegetables, wax, and more. During the Medieval age, chalk was popular for drawing, and during the Renaissance, walnut oil was useful to make paint easier to use on different projects.
Before paint brushes artists often used sticks and hair to transfer the paint to the canvas, cave or paper, or they used other techniques with their hands with scratching, and pressing their homemade paint on to their art. Although many extremely old pieces of art are no longer visible, a lot of history can be told through paintings, and I sure am glad that they were made when they were.
What would you do if you wanted to create art, but didn't have modern materials available?
2. How else can you make paint?: We have learned wow ancient people created paint hundreds of thousands of years ago, but how would you make paint with materials available to you? Would a crushed up Oreo combined with water make a good black paint? Yogurt mixed with some blue power aid? Or Georgia red clay? Create a painting using homemade paint, then describe why you chose the materials you did on a blog, video recording, or tweet pictures of the process to create different colors.