Rotation #1:

2 Week In-Class Section Project:  Basic Drawing

Lecture - Topic, Theory, Lesson Overview or Discussion


Student Objectives: First Year Students

After completion of the lecture and the class exercises, the students will develop a drawing that shows all the percentages of a greyscale, from 100% white to 100% black, with all of the shapes and lines built up by contrast to a finished drawing of portfolio level.



2 Week In-Class Section Project: Photography


Student Objectives: Second Year Students

By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to set up and complete a studio photo shoot with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.



2 Week In-Class Section Project: Adobe Illustrator


Student Objectives: Third Year Students
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of computer design software (vector image artwork - Adobe Illustrator) by producing a completed digital photo manipulation project that shows the use of 8 or more tools. (i.e.; type tool, path tool, clone tool, etc.)

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:


Classroom Zoom Hours - 1PM to 1:30 PM - Monday - Thursday

Meeting ID: 966 9441 5843 - Passcode: Viscom


Office Zoom Hours - 2PM to 2:30 PM - Monday - Thursday

Meeting ID: 977 4308 8893 - Passcode: Viscom


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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