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


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!

Some sculptures are made to remember events or notable people. Which of these is an example of this?
A sand carving at the beach
A stone bird table in someone's garden
An ice sculpture at a party
A war memorial in a public park
Many towns have sculptures of someone who has done something for the community
In 1998, sculptor Antony Gormley unveiled a landmark in the north of England, close to Newcastle. What is it called?
The Angel of the North
The Guardian of the East
The Watcher on the Hill
The Fairy of the Castle
It is a steel sculpture of an angel, 20 metres tall, with wings measuring 54 metres across
What is sculpture?
Large paintings done outside
Drawing with both eyes closed
Using two or more different colours
Three-dimensional artwork
Sculptures can be made from clay, brass, sticks, straws, wood, ice... the list is almost endless!
Which of the following could be used by an artist to create a sculpture?
Any of the above!
Sculptures can be created from almost anything!
Where would you not expect to see a sculpture in your town?
In a churchyard
At the supermarket
In the town square
In a public park
Most public sculptures are placed where lots of people will see and enjoy them
Edgar Degas created many sculptures. One of his most famous was of what?
A sleeping cat
A pencil case
A young ballet dancer
A lawnmower
The original was done in wax, and it was recast in bronze by another artist after Degas died
Andy Goldsworthy is noted for his sculptures made from what?
Ice cream
Car tyres
Naturally found materials
He usually sculpts in the area where he finds the materials
A good way to sculpt a person in action would be to use plaster or modroc to cover a shape made from which material?
Bread dough
Bent wire
Bending the wire will give the desired shape and covering it in plaster will give a smooth finish
What is a common theme for sculpture?
A fly's wings
The human body
Many sculptures are of humans - sometimes they are realistic and sometimes they are more abstract
What would be the main difference between an ice sculpture and a stone sculpture?
Its colour
The length of time it lasts
The design or subject
Who carved it
Ice sculptures are usually temporary but stone sculptures can last for hundreds, or even thousands, of years


Author:  Angela Smith

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