KS1 Art and Design Quiz - Drawing Skills (Questions)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 in Art and Design for children aged 5, 6 and 7 in years 1 and 2. Specifically this quiz is aimed at the section dealing with understanding processes and techniques, and it focusses on drawing skills.

Children will learn and then practise a variety of techniques as they progress through KS1. Perhaps the simplest of these techniques is drawing. They will learn how to improve their skills and draw more accurately. They will also be taught how to draw in different ways to give different results.

1. Drawing pencils can be what?
[ ] Hard or soft
[ ] High or low
[ ] Shallow or deep
[ ] Tall or short
2. Colouring an area using the side of the pencil point is known as what?
[ ] Scribbling
[ ] Scrawling
[ ] Shading
[ ] Pressing
3. A light outline of an item is often called what?
[ ] A ghost
[ ] A trace
[ ] A shadow
[ ] A sketch
4. A technique using lines to create shading is known as what?
[ ] Line drawing
[ ] Cross-hatching
[ ] Shading
[ ] Sketching
5. Pencil shading can be made to look like shadows by doing what?
[ ] Smudging
[ ] Painting
[ ] Outlines
[ ] Line drawing
6. A drawing of a person as the subject is known as what?
[ ] A photograph
[ ] A person
[ ] A portrait
[ ] A picture
7. Some artists make lighter areas in their drawings by doing what?
[ ] Painting over parts with white paint
[ ] Rubbing some parts out with a rubber
[ ] Sticking white paper down over the drawing
[ ] Using correction fluid to alter mistakes
8. When artists draw things they can see in front of them, what is it called?
[ ] Observational drawing
[ ] Eyesight drawing
[ ] Seen sketching
[ ] Watched drawing
9. In art, what is composition?
[ ] Writing a letter to an artist
[ ] Deciding where the items in a drawing should go
[ ] Making up a tune to go with the drawing
[ ] Putting apple cores and potato peelings in a heap
10. Apart from pencils, what else can be used to draw with?
[ ] Crayons, pastels, ink, charcoal or chalk
[ ] String, sellotape and glue
[ ] Paper, foil, tissue and newspaper
[ ] Flour, salt, pepper and sugar
KS1 Art and Design Quiz - Drawing Skills (Answers)
1. Drawing pencils can be what?
[x] Hard or soft
[ ] High or low
[ ] Shallow or deep
[ ] Tall or short
Hard pencils are labelled 'H' for hard and softer ones are labelled 'B' for black
2. Colouring an area using the side of the pencil point is known as what?
[ ] Scribbling
[ ] Scrawling
[x] Shading
[ ] Pressing
Using lighter and darker shading can make a drawn item look 3D
3. A light outline of an item is often called what?
[ ] A ghost
[ ] A trace
[ ] A shadow
[x] A sketch
Sketching lightly at first helps an artist decide on whether the drawing looks right or not
4. A technique using lines to create shading is known as what?
[ ] Line drawing
[x] Cross-hatching
[ ] Shading
[ ] Sketching
Cross-hatching can be built up gradually to make the shading darker
5. Pencil shading can be made to look like shadows by doing what?
[x] Smudging
[ ] Painting
[ ] Outlines
[ ] Line drawing
You can smudge pencil with your finger or a cotton bud
6. A drawing of a person as the subject is known as what?
[ ] A photograph
[ ] A person
[x] A portrait
[ ] A picture
Portraits can be just the head and shoulders or the full body of the subject
7. Some artists make lighter areas in their drawings by doing what?
[ ] Painting over parts with white paint
[x] Rubbing some parts out with a rubber
[ ] Sticking white paper down over the drawing
[ ] Using correction fluid to alter mistakes
Rubbers can be used to create highlights and light spots
8. When artists draw things they can see in front of them, what is it called?
[x] Observational drawing
[ ] Eyesight drawing
[ ] Seen sketching
[ ] Watched drawing
An observational drawing is usually realistic
9. In art, what is composition?
[ ] Writing a letter to an artist
[x] Deciding where the items in a drawing should go
[ ] Making up a tune to go with the drawing
[ ] Putting apple cores and potato peelings in a heap
Sometimes artists rearrange the elements of a drawing to give a better composition
10. Apart from pencils, what else can be used to draw with?
[x] Crayons, pastels, ink, charcoal or chalk
[ ] String, sellotape and glue
[ ] Paper, foil, tissue and newspaper
[ ] Flour, salt, pepper and sugar
Any medium which makes a mark on a surface could be used for drawing