Sketch it! An Art Lesson for Grades 3-5


Summary of Lesson Plan:

In this lesson the learners will view a PowerPoint presentation about sketches. They will then make observational drawings (sketches) of a variety of mechanical objects (from the kitchen). Students will record accurately and quickly as possible the particular object in two to three minutes. Students will concentrate on the shape, line, details and the relationship between the various parts. Students will review perimeter by adding a frame around their drawings. In the extension activity students will make observational sketches of machines that are in operation.

Australian Curriculum Links:

Year 4 Science:

  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074)

Year 4 Art:

  • Present artworks and describe how they have used visual conventions to represent their ideas (ACAVAM112)

Year 4 Mathematics:

  • Compare objects using familiar metric units of perimeter (ACMMG290)

Download the full lesson plan and resources below:

Sketching Art Lesson Plan for Grades 3-5 (DOCX)

Fantasy Transport Examples PowerPoint (PPTX)

Sketching – Extra Notes (DOCX)





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