124 South State Street | Geneseo, Illinois 61254

Girl Scout Troup Art Badges

Your Girl Scout Leader chooses the badge and schedules the day and time your troop wants to come.
You are not restricted to our store hours, when scheduling an art class. Most of our private art classes are run after store hours and on days we are closed.
 

Cost and scheduled class times varies, based on the badges requirement and materials used.
All art materials are included in the cost for the various Girl Scout Badges.

 

  All Girl Scout Art Badge Classes are 1-1/2 – 2 hours. However, the classes often run a little longer because the girls might take a little longer to finish the project and/or there is a short Girl Scout meeting after the class.

  Troup leaders and guests have the option to use the gallery upper mezzanine for meetings and to socialize, while David Smith teaches the class.

  A small refrigerator is available for their use at their discretion for any snacks you might be bringing.

  The Scout leader is responsible for acquiring the Girl Scout badges for the girls.
 

Smith Studio and Gallery offers the following Girl Scout Art Badges
 

Painting Badge
Brownies (Grades 2–3)
2 classes • 1-1/2 hour/class   Cost: $15 / Scout

 

Pottery Badge
Brownies (Grades 2–3)
Air-dried clays are used for this class.
1 class • 1-1/2 hour/class    Cost: $15 / Scout

 

Drawing Badge
Juniors (Grades 4–5)

2 classes • 1-1/2 hour/class    Cost: $15 / Scout
 

Jeweler Badge
Juniors (Grades 4–5)
1 class • 1-1/2 hour/class   Cost: $15 / Scout

 

Comic Artist Badge
Cadette (Grades 6 – 8)
1 class • 1-1/2 hour/class   Cost: $15 / Scout

 

Collage Artist Badge
Senior (Grades 9 – 10)
1 class • 2 hour/class   Cost: $15 / Scout

 

Photographer Badge
Ambassador (Grades 11–12)
Each Girl Scout brings her own photos to use to create a collage.
1 class • 2 hour/class   Cost: $10 / Scout

 

How do I schedule a Girl Scout Art Badge Class?
You need to come in and fill out our PLAN PRIVATE ART CLASS / Party Contract. We require a non-refundable deposit (equaling the cost of one person) to reserve your date and time.
NOTE: You only pay for the children who come, not for the number on the reservation, however we ask that you keep us inform if the number attending drastically changes.

ALSO: We don’t charge a fee if you need to reschedule the day and/or time of your art class.


"To keep everyone safe, we are following the Covid-19 CDC, IDPH and Geneseo Park Dist. current mask mandates and are asking anyone who is not fully vaccinated to wear a mask when attending our art classes.

Additional Private Art Class/Art Party Venues

Plan a Private Art Class with Family and/or Friends

Plan a Private "ART PARTY" with refreshments, great for Girls Night Out or Office Holiday Party

Children's Art Birthday Party, you can choose from a variety of age-appropriate art activities. Parents bring the cake, and set up party area, run art activity, and clean up the mess.

Girl Scout Art Badge Troop Meeting, art materials and instruction are provided to complete the various art badge requirements.
 

Additional Information you should know when planning a private art class/party.
How far in advance do you need to schedule a private art class? Our shortest lead time was 1 hour, but we recommend you give us more time to ensure we can accommodate your request.

  We ask that you pick only one art activity for your group to do, however we encourage you to come in with your own ideas and we will try to accommodate you.
  1st grade is the minimum age when scheduling a private birthday party or art class just for children. Younger children can participate in a family group art class, however the parents are responsible for the child’s actions.

  You are not restricted to our store hours, when scheduling an art class. Most of our private art classes are run after store hours and on days we are closed.
  All art materials are included in the cost of all our scheduled and private art classes.
  We reserve 2 hours for a private art class/party, however we don’t throw anyone out or charge extra if the class runs a little long.

  Art Classes are held in the store classroom area at the back of the main gallery level. Tables are set up for the number of people coming and the art activity materials are set out before you come. We ask that you keep us inform of any major changes in the number of people attending, so we can adjust the class room space before you come.
  During store hours the classroom space can be sectioned off, however gallery customers will still have limited access to view the artwork on the wall, the public bathroom and to pass through the area to get to the upper gallery and entrance/exit doors.
  We have “kid’s height” sink(s), family friendly bathroom and a drinking fountain, and places to hang coats.
  There is convenient parking in the front and back of our store, however the back door has steps to get into the building. In the evening, we suggest you park in the lot behind our building, when the restaurants are open.
  The State Street front store entrance, classroom space and bathroom are on the main floor and are wheelchair accessible.
  Presently we are recommending a maximum group size of 8 – 10 participants in order to observe safe distancing, however we can discuss accommodating a larger group.
  To keep everyone safe, we are following the Covid-19 CDC, IDPH and Geneseo Park Dist. current mask mandates and are asking anyone who is not fully vaccinated to wear a mask when attending our art classes.

 

Please remember that Smith Studio and Gallery is not only a class room but a retail store, the class room area is surrounded by our artist's artwork. We ask that children be well mannered, careful and supervised by you. Parents and/or supervising adults are ultimately responsible their guest attending the art class or art party. Every effort will be made to keep store items “safe”; but there is a common understanding of “If You Break It, You Bought It”.