Art Explosion


Complete Requirements 1-3. Requirement 4 is optional.

  1. Visit an art museum, gallery, or exhibit. Discuss with an adult the art you saw. What did you like?

  2. Create two self-portraits using two different techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and computer illustration.

  3. Do two of the following:

A. Draw or paint an original picture outdoors, using the art materials of your choice.

B. Use clay to sculpt a simple form.

C. Create an object using clay that can be fired, baked in the oven, or air dried.

D. Create a freestanding sculpture or mobile using wood, metal, paper-mache, or found or recycled objects.

E. Make a display of origami or kirigami projects.

F. Use a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art.

G. Create an original logo or design. Transfer the design onto a T-shirt, hat, or other object.

H. Using a camera or other electronic device, take at least 10 photos of your family, a pet, or scenery. Use photo-editing software to crop, lighten or darken, and change some of the photos.

I. Create a comic strip with original characters. Include at least four panels to tell a story centered on one of the points of the Scout Law. Characters can be hand-drawn or computer-generated.

  1. Choose one of the following methods to show your artwork:

A. Create a hard-copy or digital portfolio of your projects. Share it with your family and members of your den or pack.

B. Display your artwork in a pack, school, or community art show.