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Cotmanhay Junior School

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Y3 Term 5 Portraying Relationships

National Curriculum Content

  • To become proficient in drawing techniques.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing with a range of materials.


Lesson Objectives

  1. Identify how artists have painted images of people.
  2. Investigate how to draw portraits and figures.
  3. Use composition skills to make a double portrait depicting a relationship with someone in their life.


What we want children to know

  • Techniques for drawing people.
  • Examples of artists who have used people as their stimulus for art work.


What skills we want children to develop

  • Make initial sketches as a preparation for painting and other work.
  • Encourage accurate drawings of people-particularly faces.
  • Make as many tones of one colour as possible using primary colours and white.
  • Adapt their work and describe how they might improve it.



Portraits, families, figures, relationships, sketching, painting, brushes, colour


Artists studied: Pablo Picasso, David Hockney Thomas Gainsborough, Pierre Auguste Renoir