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Techniques
Marbling is a technique used to create beautiful designs on paper.

Techniques

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 used in art and the effects they create.

Children will have learnt a variety of processes in KS1 and KS2. There are countless ways of achieving different effects and a good understanding of some of the more common techniques will stand children in good stead when they come to create their own artwork.

How much do you know about the techniques or processes used to create different effects? See how you do with this quiz!

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1.
Repeatedly pressing an inked block or raised design onto canvas, paper or fabric is called what?
Paint-making
Pant-making
Print-making
Point-making
Printing can be done in lots of different ways and usually creates a repeating pattern
2.
Combining two or more colours to create a new one is known as what?
Colour mashing
Drawing colours
Daubing colour
Colour mixing
Only the primary colours, red, blue and yellow, cannot be mixed from any others
3.
Dripping coloured oil-based paint onto water and then laying paper down on top is a technique known as what?
Mumbling
Marbling
Murmuring
Messing
This technique gives a beautiful marbled finish and works best with only two or three complementary colours
4.
Applying wax to fabric and then dying is a technique known as what?
Batty
Batik
Butty
Bitty
Batik is a simple process which can create astounding results
5.
Using a short-bristled brush to dab or pat paint onto a surface is known as what?
Strapping
Stappling
Stippling
Stuttering
Stippling makes small dots which can be built up to create an effect
6.
Using only one colour or shades of one colour in a piece of art is a technique known as what?
Manic
Munchkin
Mantaray
Monochrome
This term is normally used to refer to work which is black and white but can also refer to other colours
7.
Layering paint onto a wet surface to colour a large area is known as what?
A wash
A wipe
A scrub
A swipe
Washes are used for many reasons, most often as a background
8.
Drawing lines first in one direction and then another to create darker areas is called what?
Crassness
Criss-cross
Cross-hatching
Crunchiness
Cross-hatching can be used for shading larger areas
9.
Gathering a variety of materials and fixing them down together onto a canvas is known as what?
Collating
Foraging
Collecting
Collaging
Collages can be made from almost anything, natural or man-made
10.
Vanishing point, horizon and distance are all words associated with which technique?
Printing
Doodling
Sculpture
Perspective
Good perspective helps drawings and paintings look realistic, as things appear the right size and proportion

 

Author:  Angela Smith

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