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Assessment Resource Centre (ARC)

  1. Stage 2
  2. Creative Arts
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  4. Visual Arts: Drawing Bicycles
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Visual Arts: Drawing Bicycles

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 2 (end of Year 4)
Grade A Sam   Morgan  
Grade B Kim  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

Visual Arts

Description of activity

Students experiment with a range of drawing materials and techniques to represent the subject matter of bicycles.


  1. Students carefully observe a bicycle in the classroom or outside and then make a large, detailed drawing of the bicycle based on their observations.
  2. Students use a viewing frame to focus on an interesting section of the bike. They look at lines, patterns and shapes, and draw what they see.

Suggested materials

Art paper, pencils, crayons, charcoal, textas, bicycle(s)

Prior learning

Students have brainstormed and identified all the parts of a bicycle. They have drawn a bicycle from memory and discussed the various textures, shapes, patterns, colours and lines that make up the structure of the bicycle. They have viewed prints or postcards of artworks about bicycles and discussed the differences between the artworks and the types of bicycles and their uses.

Board of Studies NSW, Creative Arts K–6 Units of Work, pp 38–43


Making (VAS2.1)
Represents the qualities of experiences and things that are interesting or beautiful by choosing amongst aspects of subject matter.
Making (VAS2.2)
Uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter.

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their:

  • use of a range of drawing materials and techniques to represent the qualities of a bicycle
  • focus on the textures, shapes, lines and patterns of the bicycle
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