Sunday, July 22, 2012

Drawing Badge

Last Thursday we met at a local church for our monthly Quest Club meeting. We worked on completing the Drawing Badge, specifically the following badge requirements:

Colored and graphite pencil learning station.
1. Make an original pencil, ink, crayon, charcoal, or chalk drawing.
2. Look at at least 10 different drawings in at least three styles. These can be cartoons, line drawings, value drawings, sketches, etc.
3. Learn about three different types of art erasers: kneadable, white plastic, and art gum. Test each one.

Club members broke into small groups and worked their way through six learning stations. There they learned about and used graphite pencils, compressed charcoal, drawing chalk and three different art erasers. They also looked at numerous drawings in four different art books.

The remainder of the meeting was spent making an original drawing. Some members chose to use fixative spray on their completed drawing.

Making a compressed charcoal drawing.
Next month we will be working on the Ice Cream Badge. Join our Yahoo! group to find out when and where.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

On the Farm

Domingo the foal

On July 11 at 10 a.m. our group took a field trip to B & B Farms. We couldn't have asked for better weather. Ms. Schellie showed us her new chickens and her adorable cats, which the kids couldn't get enough of. Then we were allowed into the fenced area to see her horses and this is where we learned about the age of horses, the types of horses and various other information. Next we met a miniature horse and were allowed to pet her. We also watched her jump over a hurdle. After petting the horse we moved over to the barn and learned all about the stables, the different equipment used for and with horses, and we even went inside one of the stalls. Finally we ventured out into the ring where the horses are trained. We were able to catch a glimpse of a new foal and her mommy. What a great trip based around horses.

Petting the miniature horse

--text and photos by Amanda