Studio Craft; Supports And Grounds

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Studio Craft; Supports And Grounds

Test your knowledge of canvas, panels, sizes and primers. Learn more about the materials you use every day!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In canvas, how are "warp" and "weft" yarns aligned?
    • A. 

      Warp yarns are at the edges; weft are in the middle.

    • B. 

      Warp yarns are aligned with the long dimension of the loom, and weft go across.

    • C. 

      Warp yarns go across the fabric, and weft are aligned with the long dimension of the loom.

    • D. 

      Warp yarns are wrapped around the finished roll, and the cloth is actually made from the weft.

  • 2. 
    Snail slime and fig juice have been used on canvas to protect against damage from oil paint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the functions of a size/sizing?
    • A. 

      Provide absorbency

    • B. 

      Prevent direct contact between the support and the paint vehicle

    • C. 

      Stiffen fabric to maintain a flat surface

    • D. 

      Prevent discoloration of the painting ground from the support

  • 4. 
    Acrylic Gesso is:
    • A. 

      A size, but not a primer

    • B. 

      A primer, but not a size

    • C. 

      Both size and primer

    • D. 

      Neither size nor primer

  • 5. 
    Traditional glue-based gesso is a hard painting ground that can be used on stretched canvas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Hardboard is:
    • A. 

      A plywood panel made of hardwood

    • B. 

      A manufactured board made from wood, cane or other fibers

    • C. 

      One particular brand of masonite

    • D. 

      A type of paperboard

  • 7. 
    Oil priming can be applied directly to raw linen canvas.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Acrylic-primed canvas can only accept acrylic paint.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Oil-primed canvas cannot accept acrylics.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    "Gesso" is:
    • A. 

      A generic trademark for acrylic dispersion painting ground

    • B. 

      A traditional glue/chalk preparation for panels

    • C. 

      Italian for "chalk"

    • D. 

      Italian for "plaster"

    • E. 

      All of the above