This week’s challenge: Try something new when creating a 2D piece of artwork. What does 2D mean? It means that the artwork is 2 dimensional or FLAT! 2D art includes drawing, painting, collages, and photography. It does not include things like sculptures or architecture. Get your inspiration by watching the video.
Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors: Make a 2D piece of art, but using a medium that you haven’t tried before! A medium is what you use to create your piece of art. That might be charcoal, marker, watercolor, pen, pencil, crayon – anything!
Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors: Create three different 2D pieces of art, but all using a different medium! You might want to try something more unique, like pastels, natural dyes, oil paint, or anything else you have around the house! You can even include photography as one of your works of art. They can be completely independent works of art, or pieces that complement each other.
Mental Health Connection: There is a reason art therapy is one of the fastest growing therapies in the country. Art therapy helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability.
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Want to use this challenge to complete some badge requirements? See below!
Daisy: You can use this challenge to help you complete some of the requirements of the Outdoor Art Maker badge! This challenge will help you with Step 1: See the Colors of Nature. The step requires you to make a colorful painting outdoors. On a sunny day go outside to a place where you can see lots of colors. Have an adult help you set up a place to make a watercolor painting of what you see. It’ doesn’t have to look exactly like it: you can be as creative as you want to be! When you’re finished painting, drip little drops of lemon juice on your painting. When it dries, share with others how the lemon juice changed how your painting looked.
Brownie: You can use this challenge to help you complete some of the requirements of the Painting badge! This challenge will help you with Step 2: Paint the Real World. The step gives you three options on how to complete it. Option one, paint a portrait of a friend, family member, pet or yourself. Option two, paint an outdoor landscape with trees or flowers. And option three, paint a still life. A still life is an object, like a bowl of fruit or a vase, set up your object and then get to painting! To adhere to the challenge try using watercolor paint.
Junior: You can use this challenge to help you complete some of the requirements of the Drawing badge! This challenge will help you with Steps 1,2,3, or 4. Step 1: Experiment with Different Materials, where you can see how your art changes depending on the type of drawing tool you use (i.e. crayon, pencil, etc). Step 2: Learn How to Add Shading, where you can use different techniques like smudging and shading to create depth and texture to a drawing. Step 3: Get Some Perspective, where you can draw different angles and views to create a picture. And Step 4: Use your Imagination like a Graphic Artist, where you can draw common things you’ve already seen like a logo or cartoon. Any of these steps will fulfill the challenge.
Cadette: You can use this challenge to help you complete some of the requirements of the Comic Artist badge! This challenge will help you with Step 3: Draw it Out. This step gives you three options on how to complete it. Option one, use tracing paper to draw a comic strip. Option two, do a free draw of a comic strip. And option three, use a how-to book, video, or software to draw a comic strip. To adhere to the challenge, make sure you use a medium that you are unfamiliar with like chalk or oil paints.
Senior: You can use this challenge to help you complete some of the requirements of the Collage Artist badge. This challenge will help you with Step 3: Create with Color. This step gives you three options on how to complete it. Option one, create a collage using one color. Option two, create a collage with a color theme. And option three, create a collage that’s a study in color harmony. To adhere to the challenge, think outside the box and use things like nature elements to create your collage (i.e. leaves, flowers, natural dyes, etc.)
Ambassador: You can use this challenge to help you complete some of the requirements of the Photographer badge! This challenge will help you with Step 5: Tell a Story with Photography. This step gives you three options to complete it, but the third option will adhere to this challenge. Create a photo album or scrap book. Get creative and use different elements you wouldn’t normally think of like ribbon or things around your house to make your scrap book or photo album unique.
Suggested Material List:
• Drawing paper, painting paper, canvas, or a flat surface that you can create art on!
• Acrylic, watercolor, oil, or other types of paint
• Colored pencils, crayons, markers, or pens
• Pastels, charcoal, chalk, or any other art mediums
• Paintbrush, water, paper towel, paint tray or palette if you’re painting.