Introductions to Life Drawing 1ST TERM PRIMARY 6 CULTURAL AND CREATIVE ART Week 3





Subject : 


Term :



WEEK 3 / 4

Class :


Previous lesson : 

The pupils have previous knowledge of Still Life Drawing 

Topic :

Introductions to Life Drawing

Behavioural objectives :

At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • say the meaning of life drawing
  • give examples of  life drawings
  • explain the meaning of still life drawing
  • give examples of still life drawings


Instructional Materials :

  • Wall charts
  • Pencils, stencils,
  • Pallets , crayon , etc
  • Pictures
  • Related Online Video
  • Flash Cards

Methods of Teaching :

  • Class Discussion
  • Group Discussion
  • Asking Questions
  • Explanation
  • Role Modelling
  • Role Delegation


Reference Materials :

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum
  • Workbooks


Content :


Life drawing is the drawing of living things .

Life drawing is the drawing of humans. It involves  drawing  human being in any
posture. It can either be a human sitting down, standing up , crushing on a tree branch or lying on a mat of bed . It is also called figure drawing. The drawing of humans requires
mastery of the proportions of the different parts of the body in relation to the
other parts. These proportions of the different parts of the body in relation to
the other parts vary with age.

Life Drawing of human being can be like a portrait or in landscape . Pictures can be in portrait size when the picture is taken in full length covering the whole body size from the head to the legs . When An artist wants to draw the picture of a model in portrait size , the model is made to stand or sit through out the period of drawing .

Life drawing can also be in form of landscape . The drawing just cover the head , nose , shoulder and chest region of the model . The whole body of the model is not drawn. This types of drawing is known as The Bust .

Another example of life Drawing is the composite drawing . Composite Drawing involves the use of description to draw the real life imitation of the person that is based on description . The person that is drawn or the model may not necessary be on sit . This type of drawing is always used by detectives to sketch the description of criminals that is based on eye witness account  .


  • Bust
  • Figure
  • Composite
  • Landscape
  • Criminal
  • Model




The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise




The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.



  • Explain the meaning of Composite Drawing
  • Mention four examples of image or drawing that can be classified as still life drawing
  • Write out four examples of drawing materials
  • What is figure drawing


Prepare for the next lesson by reading about Introductions to Life Drawing


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