Collage Artist

No matter what you do with your collage, there won’t be another just like it in the world. Everything—from the materials you choose to how it’s assembled—is up to you. Get ready to see the creative possibility in everyday objects: This badge is an opportunity to make art as unique as you are.

1. Explore collage
2. Focus on composition
3. Create with color
4. Use found objects
5. Share a message

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to create collages using different materials and color themes.

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Comic Artist

Newspaper cartoons, comic books, graphic novels…comic art is a broad, exciting, and growing field. Comics are sometimes described as “sequential art,” though some are only one panel. So what is a comic, exactly? It’s a visual story told however you would like to tell it. Go for it!

1. Delve into the world of comics
2. Choose a story to tell
3. Draw it out
4. Frame it in four panels
5. Add the words

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to create my own comic.

Earned by Scouts.

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Drawing

When you pick up your pencil, anything could leap from your mind onto a sheet of paper. That’s what makes drawing so fun. In this badge, you’ll find techniques to make your drawings even better—which will make it more fun to see what your imagination can do.

1. Experiment with different materials
2. Learn how to add shading
3. Get some perspective
4. Use your imagination like a graphic artist
5. Make your masterpiece — and show it off!

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know some great drawing techniques.

Earned by Scouts.

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Painting

Artists take what they see and make it beautiful. Learn to paint and color your world in super strokes.

1. Get inspired
2. Paint the real world
3. Paint a mood
4. Paint without brushes
5. Paint a mural

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll have new ideas about what to paint—and how to paint it.

Earned by Scouts.

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Photographer

Your photos show others how you see the world. The focus in this badge is on honing your artistic skills with any type of camera and presenting the world through your eyes.

1. Explore the power of photography
2. Focus on composition: Shoot five landscapes
3. Focus on light: Shoot five portraits or still lifes
4. Focus on motion: Shoot five action shots
5. Tell a story with photography

When I’ve earned this badge, I’ll know how to capture my vision of the world in photographs.

Earned by Scouts.