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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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HOMEWORK:

Project Overview:

I'm thinking about a good scare to keep our hearts pumping. So how about a "Scary Portrait" to put a little fright in us. Keep in mind all the things you've learned about what makes a good portrait. Just because your subject might possibly be a member of the undead does not mean they deserve less than your best!

Year two, Project Overview:

- Artist, Wassily Kandinsky

One of the pioneers of abstract modern art, Wassily Kandinsky exploited the evocative interrelation between color and form to create an aesthetic experience that engaged the sight, sound, and emotions of the public. He believed that total abstraction offered the possibility for profound, transcendental expression and that copying from nature only interfered with this process.

Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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HOMEWORK:

Year One, Project Overview:

- Story Book Illustration
This unit explains the various elements in creating an illustration for a children’s book story . When it comes to storybook illustration it is important to understand that the illustrations need to be directly related to the age level of the children reading the book.

Year Two, Project Overview:

- Story Book Illustration
Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, grotesque, emotionally charged and raw imagery.[1] His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds.

Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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HOMEWORK:

Year One, Project Overview:

- Seated Figure Drawing

Students can look at this project in two ways, they can use found resource material or they can draw using the 8 head figure concept. NO TRACING!

Year Two, Project Overview:

- Artist Kathe Kollwitz

Develop an emotional portrait influenced by the artist Kathe Kollwitz. The work should have a heavy emphasis on the lighting of the scene. Lighting portrays a variety of emotions: dark=sad or scary, bright=happy, cheerful. The focus on this portrait should show the darker types. The feeling of the portrait should match the emotion of the lighting. It can be a self-portrait or a portrait of another person or group of people. You may work from pictures that you've taken for the assignment.

Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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HOMEWORK:

Year One, Project Overview:

- Texture - Animal

In the visual arts, texture is the perceived surface quality of a work of art. It is an element of two-dimensional and three-dimensional designs and is distinguished by its perceived visual and physical properties. Use of texture, along with other elements of design, can convey a variety of messages and emotions.

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Year Two, Project Overview:

- Artist  MC Escher

Develop a reflective pencil drawing using the style of MC Escher. The drawing should show an understanding of the style of this artist and Surrealism movement. The work must have a reflection in it. For example, a self-portrait looking into a chrome door handle, other reflective surfaces like plastic and glass (store window). Also raindrops and puddles work well. You may work from pictures that you've taken for the assignment.

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Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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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.

 

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HOMEWORK:

Year One, Project Overview:

- Food & Drinks - Using Value
Drawing Food... This can be a fun project for you to try, if you want to capture a fast food lunch or what the school may feed you... you may a want to take a few photos of it.

 

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Year Two, Project Overview:

- Kieth Haring

Haring's work grew to iconic popularity from his exuberant spontaneous drawings in New York City subways – chalk outlines on blank black advertising-space backgrounds – depicting radiant babies, flying saucers, and deified dogs.[1] After public recognition he created larger scale works such as colorful murals, many of them commissioned.[1] His imagery has become a widely recognized visual language.[2] His later work often addressed political and societal themes – especially homosexuality and AIDS – through his own unique iconography

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Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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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.

 

See Detailed Rubric Information
 

HOMEWORK:

Year One, Project Overview:

- Drawing The Eye's, Nose & Mouth

Before you begin to draw the face and body, its important to spend some time drawing the basic sections of the face. In this project you will complete 3 different drawings, one of each part. One drawing of the eyes', one drawing of the nose and one drawing of the mouth.

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Year Two, Project Overview:

-Artist Andy Warhol

Develop a self-portrait using color in the style of the Pop-Art. The portrait should show an understanding of the style of this artist and Pop-Art movement.

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Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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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.

 

See Detailed Rubric Information
 

HOMEWORK:

Year One, Project Overview:

- Fantasy Illustration

Take a look at some samples and create your own fantasy illustration. The drawing must be original.

Year Two, Project Overview:

- Artist, Norman Rockwell

Norman Percevel Rockwell was America’s most loved illustrator who was initially insecure about his works, preferring to call them illustrations rather than art. But whatever they were called, he and his pieces gained fame and popularity because he was able to put across nostalgia in his works

Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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HOMEWORK:

Year One, Project Overview:

- Drawing The Face

Students can look at this project in two ways, they can use found resource material or they can draw the face using the basic face drawing system. NO TRACING!

Year One, Project Overview:

- Artist Georges Seurat

Develop a work using the style of Pointillism branching from the Post-Impressionist movement. The work should show an understanding of the style of this artist and of the movement. The work can be a landscape, portrait, or still life. The original image must be from pictures you currently have or will take with your camera for this project. You will need to show the original with your finished piece.

Year Three, Project Overview: 

The process of formulating the essay will encourage each student to reflect upon their experiences and growth as a studio art major and provide a means for them to think seriously and communicate effectively about their own artwork as they prepare for their exhibition. The essay will be used, in coordination with the exhibition of work, as a tool for evaluating the student’s capstone experience.

 

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