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Art Merit Badge Workbook
This Scoutmaster Bucky Merit Badge Workbook is based off the 2021 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).

Scout's Name:
Requirement 1: Discuss the following with your counselor:
Requirement 1a: What art is and what some of the different forms of art are
Requirement 1b: The importance of art to humankind
Requirement 1c: What art means to you and 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.
Requirement 3: Discuss with your counselor the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.
Requirement 4: Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:
Requirement 4a: Pen and ink
Requirement 4b: Watercolors
Requirement 4c: Pencil
Requirement 4d: Pastels
Requirement 4e: Oil paints
Requirement 4f: Tempera
Requirement 4g: Acrylics
Requirement 4h: Charcoal
Requirement 4i: Computer drawing or painting
Requirement 5: Do ONE of the following:
Requirement 5a: 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.
Requirement 5b: Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.
Requirement 5c: 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.
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.