KS3 Art Scheme of Work: Observational Drawing

We taught an observational drawing scheme of work to develop Year 7 students’ drawing skills at the start of the year.

Looking first at the hyperrealist artist Marcello Barenghi, students created artist research pages in their sketchbooks and watched YouTube videos of him working. These were great to play as students were entering the classroom / working.

Students started working by looking at the outline of their packages, carefully drawing in the shape. Next they checked their proportions before moving on to adding details and finally they added tones.

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Students really hard worked over a series of lessons trying to capture details and control their pencils. They were aiming to use 5 tones on their drawings and blend them smoothly.

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I think the final results are excellent and clearly show how much effort the students put in! Keeping up the motivation for one drawing over a series of lessons was tricky, so fun starters and plenaries helped.

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I will add the scheme of work for this project to tes.co.uk very soon. What do you think of the work? Let me know in the comments.


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