Sculpture
Stone sculptures can last for hundreds or even thousands of years.

Sculpture

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS2 in Art and Design for children aged 7 to 11 in years 3 to 6. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding processes and techniques, and it focusses on sculpture.

Children will have learnt a variety of processes and techniques in KS1, and many will have enjoyed creating a sculpture with dough or clay. There are many different techniques to learn about when sculpting, as well as an almost endless variety of materials to work with, from sand and clay to metal and stone..

Knock your art into shape when you play this quiz all about the processes involved in sculpture!

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  1. What would be the main difference between an ice sculpture and a stone sculpture?
    Ice sculptures are usually temporary but stone sculptures can last for hundreds, or even thousands, of years
  2. Which of the following could be used by an artist to create a sculpture?
    Sculptures can be created from almost anything!
  3. Some sculptures are made to remember events or notable people. Which of these is an example of this?
    Many towns have sculptures of someone who has done something for the community
  4. A good way to sculpt a person in action would be to use plaster or modroc to cover a shape made from which material?
    Bending the wire will give the desired shape and covering it in plaster will give a smooth finish
  5. What is sculpture?
    Sculptures can be made from clay, brass, sticks, straws, wood, ice... the list is almost endless!
  6. Andy Goldsworthy is noted for his sculptures made from what?
    He usually sculpts in the area where he finds the materials
  7. What is a common theme for sculpture?
    Many sculptures are of humans - sometimes they are realistic and sometimes they are more abstract
  8. In 1998, sculptor Antony Gormley unveiled a landmark in the north of England, close to Newcastle. What is it called?
    it is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres tall, with wings measuring 54 metres across
  9. Edgar Degas created many sculptures. One of his most famous was of what?
    The original was done in wax, and it was recast in bronze by another artist after Degas died
  10. Where would you not expect to see a sculpture in your town?
    Most public sculptures are placed where lots of people will see and enjoy them

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