Drawing in the curriculum

First and second class

Strand Unit: Making drawings: The child should be enabled to:

  • Experiment with the marks, lines, shapes, textures, patterns and tones that can be made with different drawing instruments on a range of surfaces. E.g. line, tone, texture, pattern using crayons, soft pencils, charcoal, chalks, textured papers and fabrics. Using a computer art program to experiment with marks, lines, shapes, pattern and rhythm.
  • Make drawings based on his/her personal or imaginative life with a growing sense of spatial relationships. E.g. friends skipping, playing ball, running in the yard. Imaginative themes based on the fantastic and the magical.
  • Explore shape as seen in natural and manufactured objects and become aware of the shape of shadows cast by objects. E.g. making silhouette drawings of simple objects. Drawing the shapes of objects and their shadows.
  • Draw from observation. E.g. a variety of natural and manufactured objects ( a tree, leaf, flower, fruit,vegetable, objects grouped on shelves or display tables) / a classmate.

Strand unit: Looking and responding: The child should be enabled to:

  • Look at and talk about his/her work, the work of other children and the work of artists. E.g. describing what is happening in the drawing - lines, shapes, textures, patterns, tones created and arranged to compose the drawing / how materials and tools were used and effects created / what was intended / what she likes best about the drawing.