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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

sbross@cmths.org

610-277-2301x332

Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

www.cmths.org

610-277-2301

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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Studio Photography
Photo/Video - 2/1

Studio Photography - Fashion Photo - White Background

OVERVIEW:

2nd-year students will coordinate the fashion shoot of a possible new line of clothing or attire for a specific occasion. Students will also shoot 3-5 pieces of accessories to go along with the design. Students are expecting to plan the shoot and push the idea of the fashion shoot.

(So, no shots of your buddy in what they wore to school today.)

 

 

There are 4 sections of this project:

1- 8-10 Sketches of the ideas or concepts of the shots for the overall Campaign Launch - 20 Points

 

2 - 2 Contact sheets of 12 photos on each sheet - 12 for the clothing line and 12 for the accessories. - 30 Points

 

3 - 2 mounted final photos edited and printed - One Figure, One Accessory,  hung in the gallery - 50 Points

 

4 - Complete a portfolio page of the campaign ideas for the look and feel of the company launch (see business plan) - 100 Points

White Background Ideas:
Campaign Styles:
OVERVIEW:

Photographic prints that will be hung on a wall or placed in a portfolio can be shown in a variety of ways. Prints can be trimmed and then tacked to the wall or placed in a box or portfolio. This direct style of presentation places emphasis on the print as a piece of paper and an image to be communicated rather than as a Work of Art. Mounting, matting or framing the print asks the viewer to consider the image more as an object and as a substantial artwork. A backing board, window border or sheet of glass gives the image weight, importance (in that it needs to be protected from buckling, exposure to light and dirt) and defined edges. Using all archival, acid-free materials (i.e., mounting and mat boards, tapes and adhesives), protects the artworks from exposure to contaminants that would cause staining or deterioration. This is referred to as conservation framing.

The artist who wants to create or order a custom frame is faced with myriad choices of molding (the frame material; aka moulding), glazing (the glass or plexiglass) and board and frame color and size. The following section describes the different processes involved in mounting, matting, glazing and framing and the distinct connotations each defines for the image and artwork. These techniques can all be accomplished yourself, with the right tools and a little practice. For a price, commercial framing is available. If you require the expertise of a frame shop but have a small budget, do most of the framing yourself but pay to have professionals cut the window mat or dry-mount a large print.

Assessment:

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.

 

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HOMEWORK:

Year Two, Project Overview:

- Artist Salvador Dali
Develop a work influenced by the artist Salvador Dali. The project that you develop should push the idea of surrealism, combine objects that work together but don't have any real connection, also think about melting effects and stretching the features of the body or figure. If you are unsure of what to use, ask an instructor. You may work from pictures that you've taken for the assignment. SPEND TIME SKETCHING.

 

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Assessment:

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.

 

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Experimental Project: Black Pen
Project Name: CROSS-CONTOUR​

Project Overview: 

A contour is the line which defines a form or edge - an outline. Contour drawing is the place where most beginners start, following the visible edges of a shape. The contour describes the outermost edges of a form, as well as dramatic changes of plane within the form.  Put simply, a contour line drawing is an "outline drawing," that uses no shading.  

A contour drawing is done when the artist looks intently at the EDGES of an object, but rarely looks at the paper while the pencil moves.  The goal of contour drawing is to make a line that is authentic and true to what you are actually seeing, and to train your hand to copy your eye's movement.

 

Specifications:

Cross contour lines are drawn lines which travel, as the name suggests, across the form. Cross contours follow the form of the surface area- using curved lines over curving or spherical planes, straight lines across flat surfaces, etc.

 

EXAMPLES