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Art Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the current Scouts BSA Requirements.
Type your work on this page or download the Art Workbook PDF.

Consider also using the Art merit badge class preparation page for clarification and expections when participating in a Scoutmaster Bucky merit badge opportunity (online or in-person).

https://scoutmasterbucky.com/merit-badges/art/

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Discuss the following with your counselor:
Requirement 1 a: What art is and what some of the different forms of art are
What art is
Some of the different forms of art
Requirement 1 b: The importance of art to humankind
Requirement 1 c: What art means to you and how art can make you feel
What art means to you
How art can make you feel
Requirement 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.
Line
Example
Value
Example
Shape
Example
Form
Example
Space
Example
Color
Example
Texture
Example
Requirement 3: Discuss with your counselor the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.
Rhythm
Balance
Proportion
Variety
Emphasis
Unity
Requirement 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
Examples of the four styles
Requirement 5: Do ONE of the following:
Requirement 5 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.
Sketch of your design
Create a promotional piece for the item using a picture or pictures
Requirement 5 b: Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.
Completed
Requirement 5 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.
Design a logo
Put your logo on Scout equipment, furniture, ceramics, or fabric
Requirement 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.
Requirement 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.
Three careeer opportunities
Education, training, and experience required for one profession