Lesson 2: Charcoal animals

Children scale up their drawings from the previous lesson and use a different medium, charcoal, in their work

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To scale up drawings and sketches in a different medium
  • To apply and blend charcoal to create tone and texture

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms
  • Develop their techniques, including their control and their use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art, craft and design

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need the basic 2D shapes drawn out at the large scale so they can then add the details.


Pupils working at greater depth: Should add features such as spots, fur, earth colours, using different techniques and tools.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Paul Carney,  
Art & Design specialist
Paul has 22 years experienceThe practical knowledge we gain after partaking in an event or occurrence…. of teaching art as a specialist subject in both Primary and Secondary schools. He is a councilA group of people who manage the affairs…
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