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Drawing is a form of visual art in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium. Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, various kinds  paints, inked brushes, colored pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds  erasers, markers, styluses, and various metals (such as silverpoint).

 

Digital drawing is the act of using a computer to draw. A drawing instrument releases a small amount of material onto a surface, leaving a visible mark. The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials, such as cardboard, wood, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, may be used.

 

Temporary drawings may be made on a blackboard or whiteboard or indeed almost anything. Drawing is a way of making marks to represent an object. Common drawing instruments are Set Square, French curve, divider, compass, drawing board, ruler, pencil, pen and ink, sharpener, and eraser etc.

 

USES OF DRAWING INSTRUMENTS

COMPASS

A compass is a drawing tool that can be used to draw circles or arcs, parts of a circle. Compasses are usually made of metal or plastic, and consist of two parts connected by hinge which can be adjusted to allow the changing of the radius of the circle drawn. It is used for constructing angles.

 

DIVIDER

It is used for placing points on the drawing paper.

 

SET SQUARE

It is used for drawing verticals and horizontal lines turned in different.

 

RULER

It is used for measuring distances between two or more points.

 

PROTECTOR

It is used for measuring angles.

 

T-SQUARE

It is used for drawing verticals and horizontal lines.

 

STRATEGIES AND ACTIVITIES

The Teacher revises the previous week lesson.

The Teacher introduces the new topic.

The Teacher explains the note in details.

The Teacher gives room for pupils to ask questions.

The Teacher evaluates the pupils.

 

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

  1. Explain the meaning of drawing
  2. Identify drawing instruments
  3. State the names and uses of each drawing instruments

 

ASSIGNMENT

  1. What is drawing?
  2. Mention 5 drawing instrument
  3. Draw triangle, rectangle and square

 

See also

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MATERIALS

Forms of Force

Forms of Energy

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