Lesson Notes By Weeks and Term - Primary 5


WEEK 5&6





Behavioral objectives

At the end of this lesson, pupils should be able to: 1 identifies different types of drawing; 2 produce different types of drawing.



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Reference Materials

Lagos state scheme of work,

Online information

Relevant materials

Pupils textbook

Behavioral Objectives: pupils are familiar with the topic in their previous classes.


What is a Drawing?

Drawing is the art of making art works or pictures with the use of pen, pencil or any other material that is available. It is also a method of expressing creative and artistic feelings of artists by means of marking lines to represent the objects or forms. Other materials used for drawing includes: marker, crayon, drawing board, eraser, and pastel.

Drawing is a work of art.

It is a means of communication through the medium of art. We can therefore say that drawing is one form of art 'language' but this is not spoken language; it is just a way of expressing ideas, impressions, mood, feelings, etc. through the use of lines.

In drawing, we make use of lines

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The artist in the picture, is making use of lines to draw.

He can still draw other objects like chair, knife, umbrella, cupboard, etc., using lines.

Forms of Drawing

There are different forms of drawing. These are still life drawing, nature drawing, landscape drawing, imaginative drawing, life (or human) drawing, etc.

(i) Still Life Drawing

This is the drawing of objects made by man. It is the drawing of objects which have no life, i.e., life-less objects. For example, we can draw still life objects like bottles, baskets, cups, buckets, tables, chairs, knife, umbrella, pen, biro, books, beds, mattresses, pots, cupboard, plates, jugs, etc.

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(ii) Nature Drawing

There are many natural objects around us. God created these natural objects.

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The drawing of these objects created by God is what we call nature drawing. The objects can be grouped into classes: For instance, animals, birds, insects, reptiles, plants, flowers, etc

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Specific examples of objects under nature drawing are: elephant, lion, tiger, giraffe, deer, antelope, hyena, boar, zebra, monkey, gorilla, chimpanzee, fish, hippopotamus, crocodile, lizard, crab, spider, Ostrich, hawk, eagle, vulture, baobab tree, silk-cotton tree, cam wood tree, etc

(iii) Landscape drawing

An artist should be observant. He or she should observe his or her environment. There are several environments to observe.�

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For instance, the school environment, the village environment, the city environment, e.g., the markets, the motor park, railway station, the football stadium, the airport, the seaport, forest, mountain, seashore, etc.

(iv) Imaginative Drawing

An artist can draw what is not physically available to him or her. This is an imaginative drawing. It is a drawing from the memory. The artist creates a picture mentally.�

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It may be the picture of an object, a person or an environment. He figures out the shape, the figure o'r the landscape, and begins to draw from memory without seeing the object or the person or the environment.

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We can do imaginative drawing to tell a story

(v) Life Drawing

We can draw real animals and human beings. The whole figure of the animal or the human being can be drawn.�

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We can also draw parts of the body, e.g., the head. This type of drawing is called life drawing. In life drawing, the artist can ask a person to pose, to be drawn. The person can be in a sitting position, etc.�

(vi)� Stick Drawing

Stick drawing uses line representations. It is a skeleton type of drawing. In producing a stick drawing of a human being, flesh will not be added.

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1 identifies different types of drawing; 2 produce different types of drawing.

WRAP-UP (CONCLUSION): Teacher goes over the topic once again for better understanding.

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What is drawing?

2 Name five objects that you can draw.

3 List three types of drawing.

4 What is landscape drawing

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