Art

You can find a list of counselers for this merit badge on the following page: Art Counselor List

Art Merit Badge Patch
1.
Discuss the following with your counselor:
(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.
Discuss with your counselor the following terms and elements of art: line, value, shape, form, space, color, and texture. Show examples of each element.
3.
Discuss with your counselor the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.
4.
Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:
(a)
Pen and ink
(b)
Watercolors
(c)
Pencil
(d)
Pastels
(e)
Oil paints
(f)
Tempera
(g)
Acrylics
(h)
Charcoal
(i)
Computer drawing or painting
5.
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.
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.
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.

Current requirements are available at Art Merit Badge Requirements

Eagle RequirementNo
CategoryArts and Crafts
Requirements Date2014
Current Pamphlet Number35858
Current Pamphlet SKU616348
Current Pamphlet Copyright Date2013
Additional Formats
BSA Requirement Date2013
BSA Requirement PDFArt Merit Badge Requirements