Juniors 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.
What: Drawing Badge Workshop
When: Friday Troop Meetings, December 1 & 15, 2017, 6 – 8PM