KS2 Art and Design Quiz - Painting (Questions)

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 painting skills.

Children will have learnt a variety of techniques and processes in KS1, one of the most common being painting. There are many different kinds of paint and each one gives a different finish or effect. KS2 children may experiment with different techniques, such as the strengths and thickness of paint, to give a desired effect to their work.

Brush up your painting skills by taking this quiz on some of the processes involved in painting.

1. What do we call a watery layering of paint used as a background?
[ ] A wipe
[ ] A clean
[ ] A scrub
[ ] A wash
2. What is the technique in which small dots of colour are used to make an image?
[ ] Dottiness
[ ] Pointillism
[ ] Dabbing
[ ] Speckling
3. What do we call a painting which is painted directly onto wet plaster?
[ ] A fiasco
[ ] A frasco
[ ] A frisco
[ ] A fresco
4. Jackson Pollock painted many of his works by throwing paint at a large canvas. What was this known as?
[ ] Vigorous Painting
[ ] Action Painting
[ ] Messy Painting
[ ] Moving Painting
5. Not all painting is done with brushes. What else can be used?
[ ] Fingers
[ ] Cameras
[ ] Washing machines
[ ] Printers
6. Some paintings use realistic images to create the optical illusion that the objects are three dimensional. What is this called?
[ ] Tip of Well
[ ] Trowel and wheel
[ ] Triumph of oil
[ ] Trompe-l'œil
7. Some artists use small, air-operated tools which spray various media including ink and dye, but most often paint. What are they called?
[ ] Breeze brushes
[ ] Wind painters
[ ] Oxygen painters
[ ] Airbrushes
8. Which word describes the gradual blending of one colour hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark?
[ ] Umbro
[ ] Ombré
[ ] Hambel
[ ] Timbre
9. A verdaille is a painting done mainly or entirely in which colour?
[ ] Blue
[ ] Yellow
[ ] Red
[ ] Green
10. Which of the following is not a paint colour?
[ ] Ochre
[ ] Cerulean
[ ] Velvet
[ ] Magenta

 

KS2 Art and Design Quiz - Painting (Answers)
1. What do we call a watery layering of paint used as a background?
[ ] A wipe
[ ] A clean
[ ] A scrub
[x] A wash
A wash is good for a sky or a background, with other detail painted on afterwards
2. What is the technique in which small dots of colour are used to make an image?
[ ] Dottiness
[x] Pointillism
[ ] Dabbing
[ ] Speckling
Famous Pointillists include Georges Seurat and Paul Signac
3. What do we call a painting which is painted directly onto wet plaster?
[ ] A fiasco
[ ] A frasco
[ ] A frisco
[x] A fresco
Many ancient frescos were painted in churches and cathedrals
4. Jackson Pollock painted many of his works by throwing paint at a large canvas. What was this known as?
[ ] Vigorous Painting
[x] Action Painting
[ ] Messy Painting
[ ] Moving Painting
His work was vibrant and full of colour
5. Not all painting is done with brushes. What else can be used?
[x] Fingers
[ ] Cameras
[ ] Washing machines
[ ] Printers
Young children like to finger paint, but it is also taught as a recognised skill!
6. Some paintings use realistic images to create the optical illusion that the objects are three dimensional. What is this called?
[ ] Tip of Well
[ ] Trowel and wheel
[ ] Triumph of oil
[x] Trompe-l'œil
The words are French for 'deceive the eye' and some are exceptionally good
7. Some artists use small, air-operated tools which spray various media including ink and dye, but most often paint. What are they called?
[ ] Breeze brushes
[ ] Wind painters
[ ] Oxygen painters
[x] Airbrushes
Airbrushes can give a flat, uniform finish to a large area
8. Which word describes the gradual blending of one colour hue to another, usually moving tints and shades from light to dark?
[ ] Umbro
[x] Ombré
[ ] Hambel
[ ] Timbre
Ombré painting makes for an interesting and dramatic background to a piece
9. A verdaille is a painting done mainly or entirely in which colour?
[ ] Blue
[ ] Yellow
[ ] Red
[x] Green
Verdaille began with in 12th century stained glass made for Cistercian monasteries
10. Which of the following is not a paint colour?
[ ] Ochre
[ ] Cerulean
[x] Velvet
[ ] Magenta
Ochre is a yellow, cerulean is blue and magenta is a pinky-red