KS2 Art and Design Quiz - Drawing (Questions)

This quiz addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 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 drawing skills.

Children will refine and practise a variety of techniques and processes as they progress through KS2. Perhaps the simplest of these techniques is drawing. In KS1, they will have learnt how to improve their skills and draw more accurately. Children will now learn how to use different processes to give different results.

Do you know how to use perspective or the different types of pencils? Sharpen your drawing skills in this fun quiz.

1. Which of the following is NOT a pencil grade?
[ ] 4H
[ ] 4S
[ ] 2B
[ ] H
2. Cross-hatching is a good way of doing what?
[ ] Filling in larger areas
[ ] Drawing hatching chicks
[ ] Sketching a cross
[ ] Ruining a drawing
3. If you were drawing something for the first time, you might do what?
[ ] Trace the object
[ ] Make light sketch marks until you're happy
[ ] Get someone else to draw it
[ ] Take a photograph instead
4. Drawing using shading to give light and dark areas does what to an object?
[ ] Disguises it
[ ] Shows the different colours of pencil
[ ] Make a mess of the paper
[ ] Makes it appear three-dimensional
5. What do we call a drawing of a group of everyday objects placed together?
[ ] A drawing selection
[ ] A grouping of art
[ ] A still life
[ ] A placing of drawing
6. Artists often use human models to draw. What are they known as?
[ ] Life models
[ ] Living models
[ ] Pretty models
[ ] Still models
7. How would you recognise an observational drawing?
[ ] By reading the title
[ ] By asking the artist
[ ] It should look very similar to the subject
[ ] By looking it up in a book
8. How might you tell who the artist of a drawing is?
[ ] By taking a photograph of the drawing
[ ] By looking in the corner of the drawing
[ ] By looking it up on the internet
[ ] By reading a book about drawing
9. What is stippling?
[ ] Using dots to create tone, texture or shade
[ ] When you break a pencil
[ ] Making the pencils nice and sharp
[ ] Putting the pencils in a straight line
10. Giving the impression that some objects are closer and others far away means using what?
[ ] Using a camera
[ ] Using a pair of glasses
[ ] Using a measuring jug
[ ] Using perspective

 

KS2 Art and Design Quiz - Drawing (Answers)
1. Which of the following is NOT a pencil grade?
[ ] 4H
[x] 4S
[ ] 2B
[ ] H
Pencils are graded as 'h; (hard) or 'B' (soft)
2. Cross-hatching is a good way of doing what?
[x] Filling in larger areas
[ ] Drawing hatching chicks
[ ] Sketching a cross
[ ] Ruining a drawing
Cross-hatching involves lines in one direction, overlaid with lines in another direction
3. If you were drawing something for the first time, you might do what?
[ ] Trace the object
[x] Make light sketch marks until you're happy
[ ] Get someone else to draw it
[ ] Take a photograph instead
Once a light sketch has been made, you can then go over the lines with a darker line
4. Drawing using shading to give light and dark areas does what to an object?
[ ] Disguises it
[ ] Shows the different colours of pencil
[ ] Make a mess of the paper
[x] Makes it appear three-dimensional
Artist try to see the light and dark areas when they draw
5. What do we call a drawing of a group of everyday objects placed together?
[ ] A drawing selection
[ ] A grouping of art
[x] A still life
[ ] A placing of drawing
A still life could also be painted. Fruit is always a popular choice!
6. Artists often use human models to draw. What are they known as?
[x] Life models
[ ] Living models
[ ] Pretty models
[ ] Still models
Life models are sometimes clothed, sometimes not!
7. How would you recognise an observational drawing?
[ ] By reading the title
[ ] By asking the artist
[x] It should look very similar to the subject
[ ] By looking it up in a book
Observational drawings mean that the artist has looked very closely at what they are drawing
8. How might you tell who the artist of a drawing is?
[ ] By taking a photograph of the drawing
[x] By looking in the corner of the drawing
[ ] By looking it up on the internet
[ ] By reading a book about drawing
Most artists sign their work somewhere. Quite often, it's in the corner
9. What is stippling?
[x] Using dots to create tone, texture or shade
[ ] When you break a pencil
[ ] Making the pencils nice and sharp
[ ] Putting the pencils in a straight line
Dots can be built up in certain areas to give different effects
10. Giving the impression that some objects are closer and others far away means using what?
[ ] Using a camera
[ ] Using a pair of glasses
[ ] Using a measuring jug
[x] Using perspective
Perspective is important in drawing in order to make the subjects look realistic