Art Paper 1 Questions and Answers - Cekenas Mock Exams 2022

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Section A: (20 marks)
(Answer all the questions in the spaces provided)

    1. Study the illustration given and answer the questions that follow.
      1. Mention the appropriate technique that was used to produce it. (1mk)
      2. Mention any one tool and material used. (2mks)
    2. Explain the smearing technique of drawing forms. (1mk)
    3. State and explain any material that is used in clay correction during the preparation process. (2mks)
    4. How can ornaments be used to preserve a nation’s heritage? (1mk)
    5. Give any two factors to consider in packaging design. (2mks)
    6. State any four tools used in weaving. (2mks)
    7. Study the diagram below and answer the questions that follow.
      1. State the most outstanding element used in the picture. (1mk)
      2. Explain one use of the above-mentioned element. (1mk)
    8. Distinguish between a monochromatic colour scheme and an analogous colour scheme. (2mks)
    9. Illustrate and state the importance of a view finder in Art. (2mks)
    10. Explain the 3 techniques of making marks on a surface. (3mks)

Section B : 25mks

    1. Identify the stage and approach of drawing the illustration given is. (1mk)
    2. Highlight any two advantages of using the above mentioned approach and 2 disadvantages. (4mks)
    1. Differentiate between tritik and discharge technique of decorating fabric in terms of the process. (2mks)
    2. Explain the importance of using shellac on a silk screen as opposed to varnish. (1mk)
    3. Define serigraphy as a printing process and mention two techniques used under the process. (2mks)
    1. Identify the types of illustrations shown. (3mks)
    2. Explain the importance of illustrations in a graphic artwork. (2mks)
    1. Explain the mosaic technique under the following:
      1. support (1mk)
      2. pasting (1mk)
      3. materials (1mk)
    2. Outline the importance of interstices in a Mosaic artwork. (2mks)
    1. Differentiate between visual symbols and corporate symbols. (1mk)
    2. Identify and list four components of a badge. (4mks)

Section C: (15mks)
(Answer only one question in this section in the space provided after question 9)

    1. Define the batik technique. (1mk)
    2. Explain how wax is molten for the batik process. Why? (2mks)
    3. Discuss how you would produce a decorated fabric in 3 colours using the batik technique. (10mks)
    4. Outline how to finish the fabric. (2mks)
    1. What do you understand by the term printmaking (1mk)
    2. Explain the following printing techniques (8mks)
      1. Relief printing
      2. Intaglio
      3. Serigraphy
      4. Lithography
    3. Mention and explain the tools used in any three techniques mentioned above. (6mks)
    1. Discuss the following hand building techniques. (12mks)
      1. Slab
      2. Pinch
      3. Scoop
    2. Outline the importance of: (3mks)
      1. Slaking day
      2. Kneading
      3. Storing day


      1. Pottery
      2. Material- Clay, water, grog, slip.
        Tool- loop tool, kidney scrappers, cutting wire, brush, sponge
    2. Using wet media such as ink or paint, dye etc; to produce a drawn composition.
    3. Grog- used to help in hardening the clay thus making it less plastic to enhance it’s workability. It is added in the kneading stage in the preparation process.  
    4. Open ended as long as it sound logical.
      • The type of item to be packed.
      • Advertisement
      • Durability
      • Size and shape of the product
      • Shuttle
      • Shed stick
      • Loom
      • beater
      1. Lines
        • Enclose shapes
        • Define form
        • Create depth
        • Create mood, express feelings
    8. Monochromatic- different shades of the same/one colour (colours with same varied hues)
      Analogous- colour placed next/ besides each othe in the colour wheel, and appear to belong in the same family,
    9. Used to limit the area under study in landscape drawings and paintings.
    10. Smearing a mark using wet media
      Etching/ cutting /scraping the surface
      Pressing dry media such as charcoal, chalk or pencil
    1. Stage - drawing as a study
      Approach - drawing from observation
    2. Advantages- good capturing of details
      Improves keenness, curiosity
      Disadvantages- limits creativity
    1. Tritik- use of a needle and thread to make detailed stiches if the design to be produced on the fabric,
      Discharge- using a substance o dis-colour he fabric thus altering the initial colour giving it an effect of design.
    2.  It is washable thus the screen can be used to print different design unlike varnish which is not washable thus more permanent making the screen only usable for one given design only.
    3. Serigraphy the printing process that is done thru a surface,
      Stencil printing
      Silk screen printing
    1. silhouette
      line art
    2. To help in aiding the message with an actual image thus making it easy for the audience to understand what is being communicated.
      Make the work more appealing.
      1. The supporting surface onto which the work is carried out on.
      2. The technique of attaching the tesserae being used.
      3. The actual material being used to produce the artwork referred to as the tesserae.
    2. Helps to give the work a shimmering effect and also create the web-like effect that enhances the appearance of the work, this making it look unique.
    1. Visual symbol- is an image or sign that is used to stand for something.
      Corporate symbol- designs derived from visual symbols and are used mostly for office stationaries.
    2. Shield
      Name of institution or organization.
    1. Duplication/ transfer of images from one surface to another.
      • Planography/ lithography; printing from a flat surface
      • Serigraphy; printing through a surface e.g silk screen printing
      • Relief; printing from a raised surface.
      • Intaglio/ gravure; printing from a sunken surface e.g etching, engraving
      • computer assisted printing
      • photographic printing
      1. To spread the ink evenly on a flat surface.
        Transfer the ink onto the printing block.
      2. Illustration 1mk
        Labeling 2 mks
        • Handle
        • Roller
    4. -ve and +ve
    1. Tritik; a fabric is stitched and dyed to produce intricate designs.
      • Remove excess dye
      • Remove starch
      • Remove dirt
      • Vat
      • Dylon
      • Procion
      • Reactives
      • collect materials
      • measure, mark and cut the fabric into required size
      • wash and dry the fabric
      • tie the fabric as required
      • prepare the dye bath (starting with the lightest colour)
      • immerse the fabric in the bath as desired and allow it to get the required shade (stir if necessary)
      • remove the fabric and oxidise it
      • wash the fabric to remove excess dye
      • repeat the process for the second colour
      • untie, dry the fabric, iron and present it.
    1. Keramos
      ‘potter’s clay’
    2. Residual; found near the original rock source, they are the purest types
      Sedimentary; have been carried away from the original source by water, erosion etc. They are impure since they contain a lot of other substances.
    3. Digging (wet) – getting the clay from the source
      Crash (dry) – turn the dry clay to small fragments.
      Slake- soak the clay in water for about 2 days
      Mix- stir to mix into a porridge like consistency
      Seive- to remove any impurities, after grog is added if necessary or any other ingridients needed to make a working clay body eg. Kaolin
      Wedge/ knead- the clay is kneaded to expel all the air in it to render it into a smooth consistency. All air must be removed to prevent the form from cracking during firing.
      Store- kneaded clay can be stored in plastic buckets, polythen bags or polythene.
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