Art Loop and Pin
Tiger, Wolfs, Bears and Webelos Scouts may complete these requirements in a family, den, pack, school, or community environment.
Tiger Cubs must work with their parents or adult partners. Parents and partners do not earn loops or pins.
Earn the Art belt loop, and complete six of the following requirements:
Your local library, schools, museums, and art galleries are all excellent sources of information about art. Also visit art supply stores and teacher supply stores for more information and art materials. See original works of art at museums, art galleries, exhibits, and artists' studios.
Invite an artist to do a demonstration at a den meeting. Books, videos, and television can provide information about artists and their lives. Watch for children's art classes offered by after-school programs and local parks and recreation departments.
Viewing Art With ChildrenWhen visiting a museum or exhibit, let the child set the pace - museums can be tiring. Make the experience fun for both of you. Ask questions that spark the child's interest and help teach him how to view art.
Styles of Art
Observations of the Real World. The artist imiatates life by using details, lighting, and carefully planned designs that show recognizable subjects.
Creation of Imaginary Worlds. The artist imaginatively combines familiar subjects or scenes in a way that may remind us of the strange combinations of images in dreams.
Expression of Feelings. The artist tries to capture a mood or feeling, rather than show how something looks. He or she may exaggerate, omit details, or intensify colors, shapes or lines to help us identify the feelings.
Invention of Visual Order. The artist creates an arrangement of lines, shapes, and colors that are meant to intrigue our eye and fascinate us.
Art Online Resources
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