Lesson 7: Learning about... Drawing for fun

Making drawing feel achievable to all abilities, through identifying the basic shapes within images and objects to be drawn

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To experience drawing for pleasure

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught:

  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Some students will find drawing basic shapes difficult – they may press too hard with their pencil and find correcting mistakes difficult. Constant encouragement will help pupils understand that drawing is a skill that can take a long time to master. 


Pupils working at greater depth: Will find drawing naturally easy and so should be challenged to draw more sophisticated images to a high standard.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


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 National Society for Education and his expertise has led him to deliver CPD for leading…
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