Materials
Papier-mâché can be made from newspaper and white glue.

Materials

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Children will have learned and then practiced a variety of different processes and techniques to manipulate materials and media as they have progressed through middle school and into middle school. They should understand how materials can be manipulated by different processes to achieve a desired effect, and they should also be able to make sensible predictions about what will happen if they combine materials in a piece.

How much do you know about art materials? Try this quiz on techniques and find out!

1.
Which of the following would be most appropriate for sculpting?
Watercolor paints
Clay
Wax crayons
Tracing paper
Clay can be molded, bent, squashed and rolled into many different shapes
2.
If you wanted to produce a painting of a landscape, which of the following materials would not be necessary?
Palette
Selection of brushes
Oils or watercolors
Chisel
Other items you may need could include a canvas, an easel, rags, turpentine, water and a palette knife
3.
If a project is said to be 'Mixed Media', what does that mean?
It is confused about its purpose
Several projects have been lined up together
It has been created from more than one material or medium
It is only half as successful as it should be
Many artists experiment with putting different media together - often with surprising results!
4.
Which materials might you consider using to make a lightweight, three-dimensional model?
Sugar paper and an exercise book
Silver paper and some sequins
Tissue paper and some scissors
Newspaper and white glue
You could use these materials to make papier-mâché
5.
Which material would be most suitable for decorating a clay pot?
Felt-tipped pens
Watercolors
A hard pencil
Acrylic paints
Acrylic paints would give a strong colored finish
6.
Which of the following materials would give the softest edges in a drawing?
A 2H pencil
Pen and ink
Chalk pastels
A marker pen
Pastels are very soft and can be smudged easily
7.
How could you 'fix' a charcoal drawing?
With plastic wrap
With hairspray
With a roller
With tracing paper
Hairspray bonds the charcoal to the paper and stops it from smudging
8.
Which of the following materials would not be suitable to make a quick sketch in a sketchbook?
Charcoal
Clay
Pencil
Pen and ink
Clay is a medium which results in a three-dimensional piece and could not be used for sketching
9.
Which of these could you use to create a collage?
Natural items such as sticks, leaves and bark
Man-made items such as foil, colored film and tape
Newspapers, string, crayons and paint
Any of the above
Collages can be made from just about anything!
10.
If you wanted to repeat an image over and over again, what material might be appropriate?
A piece of lino and a cutter
A ruler and a biro
A whisk and a fan
A piece of carpet and some masking tape
Cutting into the lino and printing the image gives a bold effect
Author:  Angela Smith

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