Scouts Day

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Girl Scouts Pottery Badge

Girl Scouts Pottery Badge:

Scouts will have to opportunity to fulfill the requirements:

  1. Find some pottery
  2. Learn More about Clay
  3. Make a Pinch Pot
  4. Make an art Piece
  5. Paint and Glaze.

Scouts Days begin with a 25 Minute tour of one of our galleries, and a discussion about the creation of those pieces. Students will then continue to the AMOCA Studio where they will be given the opportunity to learn more about clay, make a pinch pot out of white stoneware, and then make an art piece out of air dry clay. Scouts will be able to take home air dry pieces the same day. Their pinch pots will be bisqued and prepped for a glaze class.

Glaze class is included, but takes place during a second visit at least three weeks after their original visit to leave time for a bisque fire. Please remember to schedule a Scouts glaze day free of charge.

Price: $30.00 Per Scout, Minimum 7 Scouts

1 hour and 30 minutes

Girl Scouts Scout Glaze Day

Girl Scouts Scout Glaze Day:

Glaze Day is included in scouts day, but needs to be scheduled at least 3 weeks after the original scouts day to give our staff time to bisque fire the works and prepare them to be glazed. Work will be available for pickup 3 weeks after the glaze day.

1 hour

Boy Scouts of America Pottery Merit Badge

Boy Scouts of America Pottery Merit Badge:

Scouts will have the opportunity to fulfill the following requirements:

  1. Learn the precautions that must be followed for the safe use and operation of a potter’s tools, equipment, and other materials.
  2. Learn about different Clay bodies.
  3. Learn basic Pottery terminology.
  4. Make a slab pot, coil pot, pinch pot, and throw a functional form on a potter’s wheel in White stoneware clay.
  5. Make a human or animal figurine or decorative sculpture in air dry clay.
  6. Learn about how different types of Kilns work.
  7. Visit a museum that features pottery.
  8. Glaze their work.

A full list of requirements can be found at this website:
https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Pottery.pdf

Students will be provided with a workbook to help them keep notes and track their fulfilled requirements. Workbook examples can be found at this website:
https://meritbadge.org/wiki/images/archive/8/83/20140126214858%21Pottery.pdf

NOTE: Scouts Glaze Days are included in the Pottery Merit Badge fee, but must be scheduled for at least 3 weeks after the original Scouts day to provide time for our staff to bisque fire the work and prepare it to be glazed.

2 Adults are included and may participate. Extra Adults will be required to pay $30.00 Fee if they would like to participate with their scout. If they wish to follow along in the guided tour, but not participate, in the hands on, they will be required to pay $7.00, or the cost of admission to the museum.

Price: $45.00 Per Scout, Minimum of 7 Scouts.

2 hours and 30 minutes

Boy Scouts of America Glaze Day

Boy Scouts of America Glaze Day:

Scouts Glaze Days are included in the Pottery Merit Badge fee, but must be scheduled for at least 3 weeks after the original Scouts day to provide time for our staff to bisque fire the work and prepare it to be glazed.

1 hour

Young Scouts Day

Young Scouts Day:

Young Scouts Day begins with a Docent-Led Gallery tour followed by an air dry clay activity in the studio relating to the gallery tour.

Scouts are able to take projects with them same day. Scouts are welcome to paint their pieces or add any kind of surface decoration to their work. Work will take 24 hours to dry completely.

Up to two troop leaders may participate and are included in the total cost.

Additional Parents or Guardians are $7.00 for the tour and museum admission or $15.00 to participate in the tour and hands on clay activity in the studio.

Price: $15 Per Scout, Minimum of 10 Scouts.

1 hour and 30 minutes