Visual Arts Project
Youth will enjoy many artistic experiences and develop skills for a lifetime through activities focusing on elements and principles of art.
There are 2 options to complete this project
- If a member chooses to attend workshops, the member must attend 4 workshops and complete 3 project goals. The member must also complete 3 project goals that are created by the member at the beginning of the 4-H year. These are the goals in the Visual Art record book pages.
- If a member chooses to complete this project on their own, they will need to purchase the appropriate book.
~~Getting Started in Art is the 1st year book. The member must complete a minimum of 4 activities a year for up to 3 years. It can be completed in less time if the member choses. The member must also complete 3 project goals that are created by the member at the beginning of the 4-H year. These are the goals in the Visual Art record book pages
~~Portfolio Pathways & Sketchbook Crossroads are the next Visual Arts project books. These books can be completed in any order. They focus more on teaching different mediums to the project member. The member will need to complete a minimum of 6 activities from either book a year for up to 3 years. Each book can be completed in less time if the member chooses to. The member must also complete 3 project goals that are created by the member at the beginning of the 4-H year. These are the goals in the Visual Art record book pages
Independent study is another option for senior project members who have completed the books or want to pursue a noncovered medium or to focus on a particular art area. Please contact the Visual Art Superintendent to discuss how to proceed with this option.
What should new members know?
There is a $10 project fee at the beginning of the year to buy art supplies for the year. All supplies are provided. Sometimes art is messy, so dress accordingly. Project can be complete using books and doing a certain number of activities OR the member can attend a minimum of 4 workshops.
Fair- Art must be completed by the 4-H member.
Workshops are from 2:30-5:30 at the Bill Hamilton Building at the Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds
Oct. 15- Welcome, Overview, & Art
Nov. 19 - Art medium TBD
Dec. 17 - Art medium TBD
Jan. 21 - Art medium TBD
Feb. 18 - Art medium TBD
March 17 (St. Patricks Day, may change) - Art medium TBD
April 21 - Art medium TBD
May 19 - Open art time with help getting 4-H Fair projects ready and registered
June 16 (Fathers Day, may change) - Open art time with help getting 4-H Fair interviews scheduled and practice interviews
Project Books Required? Yes
Project books can be purchased here
*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.
Project age limit? 8 and up
Superintendent Superintendent Information
Superintendent: JoEllen Wood
Contact: joellen.wood4h(at)gmail.com or 406-696-3082
How will you be contacted? Email or Text
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/653055119192377
Junior Superintendent: Asa Wood
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