Here's the blurb for my next Art Merit Badge session for Boy Scouts. Please circulate it among the local Scouting community. Further, if you need this taught to a group, please contact me, as Springfield Art Guild is very excited to have groups use their new and incredibly decorated Community Room at Springfield Mall. I like coordinating it with a Workhouse Second Saturday the evening before.
The abbreviated link is: http://bit.ly/bsa859art .
~~~The Boy Scouts Art Merit Badge is a fun way to spend a little time to earn an interesting and quick badge. There will be two required parts.
We will start off with Second Saturday Gallery Walk at the Workhouse in Lorton (Rt 123 at Lorton Road) . Meet in the foyer Building W-16 and we will walk the quad to see glass, pottery, woodworking, fiber, photography, and 2-D art, plus meet many artists and eat free food! Past participants did not leave after just an hour, because it is so much fun for the whole family!
The next day, , we will meet from1:30-4pm in Springfield Art Guild's new Community Room in Springfield Mall located between JC Penney and the Information Booth/elevator. Use door #6 near Penney's and go left at the first set of escalators, then right at the second set of escalators with the Community Room on the left. This is the hands-on session where we apply principles discussed the night before and learn more.
There are no prerequisites, but Scouts should think about requirement 2a. in which they must design something useful. Come ready with an idea.
If you cannot attend the Workhouse gallery tour , you may visit the Workhouse ahead of time or choose another gallery. Local suggestions include the Museum of the Marine Corp Gallery (Quantico), Torpedo Factory (Alexandria), Gallery West (Alexandria), Kelly's Art & Frame (Alexandria), The Loft (Occoquan), and Artist's Undertaking (Occoquan.) Further, both inside and outside the SAG Community Room in Springfield Mall has members' art on display.
Please contact your merit badge counselor, Bonnie Ferguson Butler, Workhouse Associate Artist, with questions and your RSVP. Indicate what you will be attending: both sessions or, if you're going to a gallery on your own, just the second. Feel free to visit her website for images of her art: bfbutler.blogspot.com.
Very important: blue cards available from your are required and they must come from you, because the merit badge counselor will not have any. Please coordinate this ahead of time. Also, publicize this within the local Scouting community as you are able; maximum is 10 Scouts. For security reasons, parents are requested to come into the mall to pick up their Scouts.
Cost is a $10 supply fee .