Badgerland Art Challenge

Jenn Ponte

Why is art important to you?

To me art allows us to share how we see the world around us, and express how we feel and see through the art we create. It is especially good when we don’t know what words to use to express how we feel.

Art also allows me to go into a place in my mind to think and see things differently.  It’s a place of memories, and imagination. A place where I can be me and think quietly about things. People often ask where do I come up with my ideas?  The answer is, I don’t know.  It’s o.k. to not know.  It’s o.k. to say, the idea just floated in my mind like a butterfly and smile.  Most good ideas are like that.  They sneak up on you when you least expect it.  The trick is catching that idea and writing, or drawing it down.

So, this week we are going to be art catchers.  And how are we going to do that? By being inspired by certain art prompts that I will be giving you in the next seven days. The art prompts are meant to get you inspired and to think creatively.

Materials needed: Well anything really!  That is the great thing about art!  You can use paper and pencil, crayons or paint.  Do you want to create a piece of artwork using found objects?  Of course you can!  (But, before using found objects you will want to get permission first!)

Don’t forget to share your art with us! Simply post it online with #badgerlandartchallenge

Now for the Art Prompts: (drum roll please…)

 

Day One:

What is your super power?  Everyone one has one. Be it friendly, helpful, creative, strong, smart, funny, clever or tidy.  The list goes on and on.  It also makes up who we are. And we are all unique and special. Today’s Art Prompt is:

SUPER POWER

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Day Two:

It’s always great to get outside whether in your backyard, around your neighborhood, city park, or on a hiking trail. And if you can’t get outside there is always a view out your window, or you can use your imagination to create an outdoor world of your own. So grab your art supplies and get sketching.  There is a whole world out there to explore! Today’s Art Prompt:

GREAT OUTDOORS

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Day Three:

Now, I don’t know about you, but I think robots are pretty awesome. Some mimic the human movements, and some mimic animal movements.  But all are great helpers just like Girl Scouts!  So todays art prompt is:

ROBOT HELPER

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Day Four:

Cookie Season is done.  But now is a great time to start planning for next year!  Grab your creative thinking cap get a piece of paper and let’s start creating the most draw dropping cookie booth ever seen!  Today’s Art Prompt:

MY DREAM COOKIE BOOTH

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Day Five:

In honor of the Brownie Snack Badge today’s art prompt is:

SNACK

 

Day Six:

When you look up at the night sky it has many stars and a moon.  What would it be like to be an astronaut up there?  What would Earth look like from space?  What would you like to do in space?  Grow plants on Mars? Sure!  Study the rings of Saturn? Of course!  The possibilities are endless.

Today’s Art Prompt:

SPACE

 

Day Seven:

SWAPS are known far and wide in Girl Scouts.  SWAPS stand for “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.”  They are little tokens of friendship with the Girl Scouts they meet while traveling. Whether made your received what is your favorite?

Today’s Art Prompt is:

SWAPS