Use the film below to enable children to explore drawing coal-mines. Try to create a sense of momentum – for example you might pause the video 4 times and ask the pupils to make a 1 minute, 2 minute, 3 minute and 4 minute drawing at each pause.
Encourage close and slow looking by talking as they draw – use your voice to attract their attention to qualities of the coal-mine.
Try some different exercises-
Cover the page with charcoal, use an eraser to draw detail and capture lighter tonal areas.
Blur the image by squinting your eyes. Using the side of the charcoal, pick out the different areas of tone and loosely block them out on the paper.
Begin the video at 02.50 to avoid showing images of animal carcasses.