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Girl Scout and Boy Scout Badges

Looking for your troop to earn a badge in the arts? The Umbrella is the perfect place for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of all ages to earn a badge in wherever their creative interests lie. We can accommodate badges in the following areas:

  • Drawing/Illustration
  • Painting
  • Pottery
  • Digital Arts (digital photography, filmmaking, animation, etc.)
  • Woodworking
  • Textile Arts
  • Mixed Media/Collage
  • Makers and Design

Our instructors offer engaging, fun, and creative sessions to ensure your troop will meet the criteria to earn their badges. We can accommodate studio tours, information and interview sessions with our talented instructors who are practicing artists in their respective fields. Badges can be earned as a group or as an individual.

The Cost:

2D/Craft Arts /Mixed Media Badges:

We can work with the wants and needs of your badge requirements. Let us know what you want to explore and our expert artists/instructors can help with the process.

With a minimum of 15 participants per troop = $10 per person

14 or fewer participants = $15 per person.

 

3D/Ceramics/Pottery Badges:

Hand building, wheel-throwing and/or glazing a piece of pottery can also be accommodated! Wheel-throwing is limited to 8 kids at a time. Large groups can be split into two and scheduled in back-to-back sessions.

We have two options for clay project classes: Clay projects without glaze, and clay projects with glaze.

Classes for fired clay projects WITHOUT glaze do not include time to glaze sculptures. We will create and fire personal works of art. Keep in mind, these sculptures CANNOT be used as functional tableware. 

Classes for fired clay projects WITH glaze include creating and glazing a work of ceramic art. You will make a sculpture that will be fired unglazed (the sculpture will not be food or liquid safe) and later, you will fire and glaze a premade piece of pottery. This glazed pottery will be food safe. You can choose from our many glaze colors as well as paint designs on your piece! Premade pieces of terracotta are purchased to glaze for $7.50 each.

$10/person with a minimum of 15 participants. $15 per person with fewer than 15 participants.

For glazing classes, add $7.50 per person for a piece of terracotta pottery for each person to glaze.

*Clay work will be fired three-four days after the event, and will be ready for pick up by a troop leader on the following Friday. Troop leaders are responsible for project distribution to troop families. The cost of the pottery/ceramics badge includes the firing fee.

Digital Arts Badges:

Cost is $10 per participant with a minimum of 15 people. $15 per person with fewer than 15 participants. Large groups can be split into two groups and scheduled back to back sessions.

Woodworking Badges:

Cost is $10 per participant with a minimum of 15 people. $15 per person with fewer than 15 participants. Woodworking is limited to 10 kids at a time. Large groups can be split into two groups and scheduled back to back sessions.

Maker and Design Badges:

Cost is $10 per participant with a minimum of 15 people. $15 per person with fewer than 15 participants. Maker Space is limited to 10 kids at a time. Large groups can be split into two groups and scheduled back to back sessions.

 

Deposit:

A $25 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your reservation once an instructor for your badge session is booked. The remaining balance is due the day of the session.

To reserve a session, please fill out this form. For more information, contact our Arts Education department at 978.371.0820 X204 or email education@theumbrellaarts.org. Please try to book at least one month in advance.