Basic Tools, Zen Doodle
& Hand-Scapes

Class Assignment


1 Week In-Class Section Project:


1st Year Students:

Zen Doodle

What is Zentangle® and what is Zendoodle?

Zentangle” is a registered name for a process of drawing 


2nd Year Students:


Must portray the hand as a prominent, totally unusual & unexpected ‘character’ in its environment. Show hands interacting w/that environment… passively, or actively.

3rd Year Students:

Year Long Homework Project

Students will complete the overview essay portion of the assignment. These pieces will all be displayed at our community day in May. This will be your senior thesis portfolio project. Instead of doing this in class you will need to find the time to do it as your homework assignment. Just like the rest of the students you will need to have it done every two weeks when homework is due.

Requirements: Click Here



Careers In Art & Design

What Graphic Designers Do

Graphic designers create designs either by hand or using computer software packages.


Daily Routine

Go to your locker and get your things. Always have something to write with and something to write on. Your sketchbook and pencils are essential.


The Two Week Section

Our Program works in a two week (10-day section), in most cases, the 2-week section will start on a Monday and end on the next Friday. We will plan on lecturing for about 20 - 30 minutes on 6 of the days out of the 10.


Using Your Sketchbook

Using The Sketchbook In Class

Sketchbooks are a huge part of your daily routine and worth 50 points of every section.


The Basics

- our class is a very creative, expressive, and diverse environment and that’s what makes it special. 


Best Art Advice

The Best art advice ii ever received!



Student On-line Portfolio:

Students will be keeping an online portfolio through Each student will be able to upload there assignments and track there progress. This will also give you an on-line career based portfolio that you can show a future employer that documents the skills you have learned.



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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