Lesson 2: Charcoal animals (Original scheme)

Children scale up their drawings from the previous lesson and use a different medium, charcoal, to create tones and textures.

Learning objective

  • To scale up drawings and sketches in a different medium

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

Before the lesson

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 and 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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