Local Girl Scout troop earns Art Merit Badge at Park West Gallery

Clawson, Michigan Girl Scout Troop 75191 toured Park West Gallery on Wednesday to earn their Art Merit Badge. The troop of 10-11 year old girls spent 2 hours strolling through Park West’s 23 galleries, learning about each artist and the varying artistic styles and mediums exhibited throughout the galleries.

Girl Scouts learn about palette knife technique by studying a painting by Slava Ilyayev

Girl Scouts learn about palette knife technique by studying a painting by Slava Ilyayev

The troop members were an enthusiastic audience throughout the tour; spending extra time enjoying and discussing Autumn de Forest’s works. Autumn, who is just a little older than the girl scouts themselves, is one of Park West’s featured artists.

 

Troop 75191 displays their art work

Troop 75191 displays their art work

At the end of the tour, the scouts not only earned their Art Merit Badge, they received a piece of art to take home.

 

Want to earn your own “Art Merit Badge”?  Contact Park West Gallery located in Southfield, Michigan, open to the public Monday-Friday between the hours of 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm. The 63,000 square foot gallery facility  is designed in the style of many museums built in North America in the 20th century. Each of the 23 galleries is devoted to a particular artist or type of art. New collections are mounted continuously, with hundreds of works always on display.

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