BSA Supply No. 35858
This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media, including an introduction to design applications in the fields of graphic arts and industrial design, history and design principles, and how these fields relate to fine art.
- Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.
- Do ONE of the following:
Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:
- Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design and get your counselor's
approval before you proceed. Then create a promotional piece for the item using
a picture or pictures.
- 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.
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.
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.
- Pen and ink
- Oil paints
- Computer drawing or painting
Architecture, Basketry, Communications, Drafting, Graphic Arts, Leatherwork, Model Design and Building, Photography, Pottery, Sculpture, Theater, and Wood Carving merit badge pamphlets
- Cumming, Robert. Great Artists: The Lives of 50 Painters Explored Through Their Work. DK Publishing, 1998.
- Gombrich, E. H. The Story of Art, 16th ed. Phaidon Press, 1995.
- Heslewood, Juliet. The History of Western Painting: A Young Person's Guide. Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1995.
- Capitolo, Robert, and Ken Schwab. Drawing Course 101. Sterling, 2005.
- Creevy, Bill. The Pastel Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist, 2nd ed. Watson-Guptill Publications, 1999.
- Edwards, Betty. The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Tarcher, 1999.
- Guptill, Arthur L. Rendering in Pen and Ink. Watson-Guptill Publications, 1997.
- Janson, Klaus. The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics. Watson-Guptill Publications, 2002.
- Johnson, Cathy. Painting Watercolors (First Steps Series). North Light Books, 1995.
- MacKenzie, Gordon. The Watercolorist's Essential Notebook. North Light Books, 2000.
- MacPherson, Kevin D. Fill Your Oil Paintings With Light and Color. North Light Books, 2000.
- Parramon's Editorial Team, ed. All About Techniques in Oil. Barron's Educational Series, 1997.
- Sheaks, Barclay. The Acrylics Book: Materials and Techniques for Today's Artist. Watson-Guptill Publications, 2000.
- Thomas, Gregory, and Earl A. Powell. How to Design Logos, Symbols, and Icons: 24 Internationally Renowned Studios Reveal How They Develop Trademarks for Print and New Media. How Design Books, 2003.
- Ashford, Janet. The Arts and Crafts Computer: Using Your Computer as an Artist's Tool. Peachpit Press, 2001.
- Hartas, Leo. How to Draw and Sell Digital Cartoons. Barron's Educational Series, 2004.
- Pardew, Les. Game Art for Teens. Course Technology PTR, 2004.
- Pollard, Jann Lawrence, and Jerry James Little. Creative Computer Tools for Artists: Using Software to Develop Drawings and Paintings. Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001.
- Schminke, Karin, Dorothy Simpson Krause, and Bonny Lhotka. Digital Art Studio: Techniques for Combining Inkjet Printing and Traditional Artist's Materials. Watson-Guptill Publications, 2004.
Organizations and Web Sites
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Web site: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Web site: http://nasad.arts-accredit.org/
National Portfolio Day Association
Web site: http://www.npda.org