What is Scratchboard Art? - Tools & Techniques


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When making a work of scratchboard art, which of the following is a type of mark you can create?

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1. Scratchboard art is considered a type of direct _____ in that it involves cutting or incising into a surface to create an image.

2. A pre-made scratchboard panel has three layers. What is the middle layer made of?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use of this five-question quiz and worksheet will help assess how much you know about scratchboard art. The quiz requires you to be familiar with how it's created, tools used, and the different layers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will gauge what you know about the following:

  • Type of mark made in scratchboard art
  • Classification of scratchboard art as it relates to the process
  • Middle layer of a pre-made scratchboard panel
  • What's used to cut or incise the lines into a scratchboard panel
  • Definition of 'stippling' with respect to scratchboard art

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the mark made in scratchboard art
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the middle layer of a pre-made scratchboard panel
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about stippling and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To take a closer look at this art method, review the related lesson titled What is Scratchboard Art? - Tools & Techniques. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • Steps for making a work of scratchboard art
  • Why steel wool or sandpaper might be used
  • The importance of working slowly
  • A difficult aspect of scratchboard art
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