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Junior Drawing Badge Workshops, Dec 1 & 15

junior_drawing_largeJuniors will be working with professional teaching artist, Sis. Deborah, to complete their Drawing badge at two troop meetings on December 1 and December 15. Girls must attend both troop meetings to earn the badge.

The Junior Drawing badge is all about learning techniques to make your drawings even better. Girls will experiment with different art materials, learn how to add shading, get tips on perspective, use their imagination like a graphic artist, and make their own masterpiece. Finally, Juniors will have an art showcase in January displaying their masterpieces inshaAllah.

In addition to two sessions of drawing lessons with Sis. Deborah, girls will receive a Take-Home Masterpiece Kit, which includes the following:

  • 4 Sheets of Bristol Drawing paper
  • 2 Sheets of pastel paper
  • 1 General’s Brand Black Charcoal Pencil
  • 1 Prismacolor Kneaded eraser for removing or highlighting pencil, chalk, charcoal or pastel
  • 1 General’s Brand Black Graphite Pencil
  • 1 Black ink pen
  • 3 Blendable Primary Color Chalk Pastels
  • 1 Pre-cut Matte Board to display their best Masterpiece

About Sis Deborah:
Deborah Najiyyah Massassi-Browder is a professional Teaching Artist (an artist by heart and a teacher by profession) who works in the DMV area. Among those she serves are District of Columbia Public Schools, Prince George’s County Public Schools, Arlington County Public Schools, several non-profits and a private property management firm in Washington, DC.

She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in secondary education from Tufts University, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Cultural Anthropology and Africana Studies from Bard College in New York, and a diploma in Visual Arts from the Boston Arts Academy and the Massachusetts College of Art. Most importantly however, she holds this belief that we are all born “creatives,” and she is committed to the work of helping and guiding others to their own creative (re)awakenings.

Ms. Massassi-Browder has 7 years’ experience in classroom teaching, and over 15 years’ experience as a freelance painter/illustrator. Her work has been featured at the Sandra Gordon Gallery in Boston, MA, the Boston Center for the Arts and the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA, and at the Congress Heights Art and Culture Center in Washington, DC. She recently completed The Artist’s Way: A Course in Discovering and Recovering Your Creative Self with DC-based Clinical Social Worker and renowned psychotherapist Paula D. Atkinson, and plans to begin work on her PhD in Art Therapy in the Fall of 2018. Her biggest inspiration is her 4-year old daughter and pint-sized guru, Sumayya Imaan.

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QUICK RECAP
What: Drawing Badge Workshop
Who: Juniors
When: Friday Troop Meetings, December 1 & 15, 2017, 6 – 8PM
Where: PGMA
Cost: $15/girl
Form: None

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SHARE Art & Design Contest

sharelogo_greenAre you inspired by the Girl Scout mission? Create an original piece of art that highlights the importance of supporting SHARE and shows what Girl Scouting means to you.

Your art may be featured on our 2017 SHARE envelope, on our Facebook page and at our President’s Circle Dinner, which honors donors who give at the $1,000 or more level. One winner will also receive a pair of tickets to the President’s Circle Dinner.

What is SHARE?

SHARE your love of Girl Scouting is our friends and family giving campaign. It provides necessary funding to support the mission of Girl Scouting in the Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital region. The money raised provides resources to help all girls and adults fully participate in Girl Scouts.

All money stays in our Council to:

  • maintain our eight camp properties
  • support adult training
  • develop girl programs and grants
  • cover the costs of membership dues, camperships and underwrite Girl Scout expenses for girls from low-income families.

Include your name, city, state, phone number and email. The winner(s) will be notified by email. Submit a photo of your art to Michelle Eider, meider@gscnc.org or mail to:

Attn: Michelle Eider
Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital
4301 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 2M
Washington, DC

For additional details see: http://www.gscnc.org/en/council/news/2016/share_art_design_con.html

QUICK RECAP
What: SHARE Art & Design Contest
Who: All levels
When: Submit by Monday, January 16, 2017
Where: Attn: Michelle Eider
Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital
4301 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 2M
Washington, DC 20008
Cost: None
Forms: None

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Cadette Corner: Night Owl

cadette_night-owl_largeNight has captured the imagination since the dawn of time. But with modern-day electricity, it’s easy to overlook the mysteries and beauty of the world after the sun goes down. So grow your imagination and expand what you know (or think you know!). Turn out the lights, tune in your senses, and step out in to the night.

Prior to the December 18 troop meeting:

  1. Visit your local library and find books about the night sky. What constellations appear in the northern hemisphere in the winter? What stars to you expect to see on your visit out to see the starts?
  2. Learn out about Winter Solstice. When is it? What makes that day different from any other day of the year?
  3. Research one nocturnal flower and bring what you have discovered to share it with the troop.

At the troop meeting on December 18:

  1. This will be a no uniform/ wear vests only troop meeting. Come dressed to star gaze outside (coats, hats, gloves)
  2. Bring a sleeping bag & tarp to lay on, graph paper and pencil to chart the stars you will see, and a flash light.

After the troop meeting:

  1. Make your stars in to art! Make a painting, watercolor drawing, chalk drawing, or charcoal drawing of what you charted and share it at the first meeting of 2016!
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