Vocabulary for Sculpture Materials, Styles & Techniques


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In sculpting, what material is very popular for casting sculptures?

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1. What technique would most likely be used to create a wood sculpture?

2. Which of the following statements about a sculpture in the round is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Easily measure your comprehension of common sculpture terminology with this quiz and worksheet. This convenient multiple-choice quiz includes questions about materials and techniques used in sculpting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following topics:

  • Common material used in sculptures
  • Technique often used for making wood sculptures
  • Characteristic of a sculpture in the round
  • Technique employed in the creation of ancient Greek pottery
  • Material used to create Michelangelo's 'Pieta'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about common sculpture terminology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Michelangelo's 'Pieta' and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding material used for casting sculptures

Additional Learning

Learn more about this topic with the lesson titled Vocabulary for Sculpture Materials, Styles & Techniques. Here's a quick glance at topics in the lesson:

  • How a marble sculpture is carved
  • Mark di Suvero's 'Aurora'
  • Relief sculpture