7230 E 29th St. N. Wichita, KS 67226   |  316.683.2500  |  TheArtParkWichita@gmail.com


Join us for a 1-2 hour class and earn your art badge. Monart School of Art has several regularly scheduled classes that a Scout group could integrate into for a discounted tuition of $10 cash per person, or one group check. If the regularly scheduled classes are not an option and your troop prefers a private lesson, the tuition is $15 per person for a one hour lesson, and $20 per person for a 2 hour lesson. Students will work with a local artist and fully trained Monart instructor. Instructors will integrate the Belt Loop, Pin or Badge requirements into the lesson, and provide a detailed list of accomplished tasks for the Scout Leader at the completion of class. All professional grade materials are included in tuition.

Webelos Belt Loop Requirements

  • Student will complete these three requirements in a one hour class:
  • Make a list of common materials used to create visual art compositions.
  • Demonstrate how six of the following elements of design are used in a drawing: lines, circles, dots, shapes, colors, patterns, textures, space, balance, or perspective.
  • Identify the three primary colors and the three secondary colors that can be made by mixing them. Show how this is done using paints or markers. Use the primary and secondary colors to create a painting.

Webelos Academic Pin Requirements

To earn the Art belt loop, students must complete six of the following requirements (expect and budget for two classes to complete six of these requirements):

  • Visit an art museum, gallery, or exhibit. Discuss with an adult the art you saw. Monart staff suggests visiting the Wichita Art Museum, Karg Glass Gallery in Kechi, or touring outdoor sculptures on the WSU campus.
  • Create two self-portraits using two different art techniques, such as drawing, painting, printmaking or sculpture.
  • Demonstrate how to make paper. Make a sample at least 4 inches by 4 inches.
  • Make a stencil. Print a card or T-shirt.
  • Create a freestanding sculpture using wood, metal, soap, papier-mache, or found objects.
  • Create an object using air-dry clay.
  • Photograph four subjects in one theme, such as landscapes, people, animals, sports, or buildings. Each Scout must provide their own digital camera to use in the beautiful gardens at The Art Park. Monart will also provide each student with a spiral book to display the printed photos in. Schedule this in April-October for best results.
  • Make a collage using several different materials.
  • Instructors will help students to create a postage stamp, book cover, or music CD cover.
  • Use a computer illustration or painting program to create a work of art. Monart School of Art does not currently have computers to fulfill this badge requirement.
  • Display your artwork in a pack, school, or community art show. Monart staff suggests displaying Scout art at the Andover Public Library or any of the Wichita Public Libraries.

Boy Scout Badge Requirements

This merit badge concentrates on two-dimensional art, specifically drawing and painting in various media. The badge includes 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. All of these must be completed to earn a Badge. #1-6 will be covered in one 2-hour Monart class:

  • Discuss the following with a Monart instructor:
    • What art is and what some of the different forms of art are
    • The importance of art to humankind
    • What art means to you and how art can make you feel
  • Discuss with a Monart instructor the following terms and elements of art: line, value, shape, form, space, color, and texture. Show examples of each element.
  • Discuss with your counselor the six principles of design: rhythm, balance, proportion, variety, emphasis, and unity.
  • Render a subject of your choice in FOUR of these ways:
    • Pen and ink
    • Watercolors
    • Pencil
    • Oil or Chalk Pastel
    • Liquid Graphite
    • Tempera Paint
    • Charcoal
    • Acrylic Painting
  • Do ONE of the following:
    • Design something useful. Make a sketch or model of your design.
    • Tell a story with a picture or pictures or using a 3-D rendering.
    • Design a logo. Share your design with your instructor and explain the significance of your logo. Then, print your logo on wood, ceramics, or fabric at Monart School of Art.
  • 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 Monart instructor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
  • Visit a museum, art exhibit, art gallery, artists’ co-op, or artist’s workshop. Find out about the art displayed or created there. Monart staff suggests visiting the Wichita Art Museum, Karg Glass Gallery in Kechi or touring outdoor sculptures on the WSU campus.

This Girl Scout troop learned about perspective and pencil shading in a one hour workshop.

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“Thank you for providing the art badge for us. It was very interesting, and we enjoyed it!” – Boy Scout Troop Leader