As a scout, it is important to be well versed in a variety of subjects. Art is an essential part of culture. When you look at a drawing, are you able to tell the difference between a great work of art and someone’s quick sketch? Learning what makes a work of art unique, the terminology, and the principles will help allow you to create your own works of art.
- Merit Badge Requirements
- Associated Worksheets
- Art Presented By Margaret Welch 2020
- The Art Career Project
What Are The Art MB Requirements?
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1. What is Art?
Discuss the following:
a. What art is and what some of the different forms of art are
b. The importance of art to humankind
c. What art means to you and how art can make you feel
2. Understand the Terminology
Discuss the following terms and elements of art: line, value, shape, form, space, color, and texture. Show examples of each element.
3. What are the Principles?
Discuss with your counselor the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.
4. Art Based of an Object or Subject
Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:
a. Pen and ink
e. Oil paints
i. Computer drawing or painting
5. Making Your Own Art
Do ONE of the following:
a. Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design. With your counselor’s approval, create a promotional piece for the item using a picture or pictures.
b. Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.
c. Design a logo. Share your design with your counselor and explain the significance of your logo. Then, with your parent’s permission and your counselor’s approval, put your logo on Scout equipment, furniture, ceramics, or fabric.
6. Visiting an Art Installation
With your parent’s permission and your counselor’s approval, visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists’ co-op, or artist’s workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Discuss what you learn with your counselor.
7. Career Opportunities
Find out about three career opportunities in art. Pick one and find out the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
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Or see what else Google has to offer at Google Arts & Culture
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