The Community Arts Center is excited to offer Girl Scout Badge Classes during which your troop can fulfill the requirements to earn several different badges. (We’ll provide the art activities; troop leaders are responsible for providing badges.)
Contact us to register your troop today. Classes must be between 10 and 20 girl scouts. Tagalongs are welcome, but must be registered to participate. $15 per child.
Brownie Potter Badge Class
Earn all of the requirements for your Brownie Potter badge in this two-hour session at the Community Arts Center. In an exciting session aimed at pottery beginners we will:
- See and touch examples of pottery and ceramic sculpture made by local artists;
- Visit the Community Arts Center’s pottery studio;
- See an artist throw a pot on the pottery wheel;
- Make three different styles of simple pots: pinch, coil, and slab;
- Make jewelry beads out of clay that we’ll later fire in the Arts Center kiln;
- Glaze (paint) a bowl you’ll get to keep. (Allow a week for firing. Your scout leader or a member of your troop will need to pick these up).
Junior Drawing Badge Class
Earn all of the requirements for your Junior Drawing badge in this two-hour session at the Community Arts Center. In this fast-paced drawing class we will:
- Learn to draw a still life while experimenting with different materials;
- Learn how to add shading to make our drawings look more realistic;
- Discover the secrets of one-point perspective to give our drawings depth;
- Draw from imagination like a graphic artist on a special-challenge assignment;
- Make a masterpiece we’re proud to show off;
- Hang our work and have our own “gallery opening” to discuss our artwork.
Cadette Comic Artist Badge Class
Earn all of the requirements for your Cadette Comic Artist badge in this two-hour session at the Community Arts Center. In this action-packed class we will:
- Delve into the world of comics by looking at several different styles and types of comic art from newspaper strips, monthly comics, and graphic novels;
- Make your own sticky note comic sketch;
- Create your own story to illustrate;
- Learn how to create your own characters;
- Create a four panel comic (or more) with dialogue to tell your story.
Outdoor Artist Badges
The Community Arts Center is excited to provide workshops to help your Girl Scouts earn their Outdoor Artist badges. Your troop will meet with Community Arts Center staff and volunteers at an outdoor location (to be determined) and learn what it takes to be an outdoor artist.
Daisy Outdoor Art Maker
In this engaging outdoor session, we will:
- Make a plein air (outside) watercolor painting;
- Make a maraca;
- Create a “Leave No Trace” self-portrait about helping the environment and discuss how we can help keep our environment clean.
Brownie Outdoor Art Creator
In this fun outdoor session, we will:
- Meet an artist who makes art from things they see or find outdoors;
- Explore texture by making leaf rubbings;
- Write your own earth song;
- Take close-up photographs of nature (please bring your own digital camera or smartphone);
- Build a Brownie Elf house from things that you find outdoors.
Junior Outdoor Art Explorer
We will learn to get creative in the outdoors! In this session, we will:
- Talk to an artist that is inspired by nature;
- Create art inspired by wildlife. We’ll make a mashup masterpiece by combining traits from different animals;
- Use clay to make impressions of items found in nature. You can later turn your impressions into a pendant (Please allow a week for firing the clay. A troop leader or representative will need to pick up the fired pieces from the Arts Center once complete);
- Sing outdoors;
- Use a camera for macro and micro photography (please bring your own digital camera or smartphone);
- Get inspired by outdoor art, and sketch some designs what we’d make if we were creating public art.
Cadette Outdoor Art Apprentice Badge
We’ll take our creativity outside! In this session, we will:
- Meet an artist inspired by nature;
- Make small clay relief sculptures inspired by nature. (please allow a week for firing the clay. A troop leader or representative will need to pick up the fired pieces from the Arts Center once complete);
- Write a rap or poem inspired by nature;
- Use a camera to photograph patterns and textures in nature. Ask an adult to share your photos online. (please bring your own digital camera or smartphone);
- Draw creative plans for your own outdoor shelter.