Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.

Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor



Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462



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Sketchbook Activities:


Day 1: Drawing The Figure

Stick To Figure


Day 2: Art History

Stone Age 30,000 b.c.- 2500 b.c.


Day 3: Drawing & Sketching

The Basic Shapes


Day 4: Design & Layout

ABC Design Concept


Day 5: Creative Writing

Bad Hair Makeover


Day 6: Art Movements

 Impressionism - Circa 1870

Basic Art Terms:

Basic Art Terms


Understanding Value:

Overview: - What is value and why is it so important?


What is like to be an art student:

Overview: - This is not a career that you choose, its a career that chooses you!


Art vs Design:

Overview: - What is the difference between art and design


Understanding Medium:

Overview: - What is the medium and mixed medium art


Understanding Life Drawing Vs Still Life:

Both of these types of drawings are very important to your learning progression and portfolio's.

Section One - Vocabualary Test:
Career Research:

101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession. 102 - List occupational requirements. 103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills. 103 - Identify how copyright laws apply to visual and digital communication.

43-9031.00 - Desktop Publishers - Graphic Designers

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.


Sample of reported job titles: Advertising Associate, Art Director, Computer Typesetter, Creative Director, Desktop Publishing Specialist, Electronic Console Display Operator, Electronic Imager, Graphic Artist, Mac Operator, Production Manager.


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