The Arts: Vocabulary

The arts refers to the ideas and expressions of creativity found in human cultures. Artists use their skills and imagination to produce works of art. Major categories of the arts include visual arts (including architecture, ceramics, drawing, filmmaking, painting, photography, and sculpting), literary arts (including fiction, drama, poetry, and prose), performing arts (including dance, music, and theatre), and culinary arts (including cooking, chocolate making and winemaking).

Below are ten words related to the visual arts.

  1. artisan (n)

  2. blacksmith (n)

  3. sculptor (n)

  4. carving (n)

  5. craft (v)

  6. portraits (n)

  7. exhibition (n)

  8. installations (n)

  9. landscapes (n)

  10. artwork (n)

Use FIVE of the words above to complete the extract below:

  • Use your grammar skills (e.g. is the missing word a verb or a noun? Plural or singular?)

Both Ye Win and Soe Moe are visual artists who have combined their _____ in a recent exhibition in Naypyitaw. Ye Win learnt the traditional skills of a ________ and worked for many years making farming tools, such as machetes and hoes. Now, he ______ intricate and unique sculptures made from metal. Soe Moe is a painter who traditionally painted ________ of ethnic people living in remote regions of Myanmar. However, his contemporary collection of artwork is a series of _______ of scenic Myanmar rivers, lakes and mountains.

When you are ready, enter your answers in the sheet below:


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