Section One - Overview

Why do you need to Sketch

Sketching gives people the freedom to consider every wild idea without the fear of making a mistake. This is a creative, generative process that can not only discover great ideas but create better teamwork. With lots of ideas on the table teams down into fuller, more amazing decisions in our products.

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Level One / First Year Students

Basic Drawing Tools – Hours: 20

 

Purpose:
As children, we generally learn how to copy from photos, but as we make our way into college our subjects become more dimensional. Understanding how to use all the basic tools and learning how to measure will support your overall career goals.

Student Objectives:

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

 

Theory Tasks:

101 - Identify career paths and occupational requirements within the profession.

103 - Demonstrate research, employability, and organizational skills.

203 - Use and maintain hand tools safely.

204 - Use, store, and dispose of paints, solvents, and chemicals according to OSHA regulations.

205 - Practice safe cutting procedures.

206 - Practice knowledge of hazard communication law/environmental protection to include SDS.

906 - Participate in critiques of commercial art projects. 

 

Skill Task:

303- Draw line art.

906- Participate in critiques of commercial art projects. 

901- Prepare and present a portfolio.

Exploratory Project:

Abstract - Paint

Level Two / Second Year Students

Photography/Video – Hours: 20
 

Student Goals:
Students will be introduced to the concepts of SLR camera operations and the use of the composition in Photography

Purpose:
Basic photography skills are so important in today’s digital design world. Whether its a photo for a website or a product shot for an advertisement. Photography is a must-have skill in today's design world.

Student Objectives:
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 photoshoot with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.

 

Skill Task:

801 - Operate digital camera and accessories.

802 - Compose a photograph through the lens.

803 - Differentiate lighting options and their effects.

804 - Stabilize camera.

805 - Download and manage digital images.

 

Exploratory Project:

Mask

Level Three / Third Year Students

Career Based – Hours: 20

 

Purpose:
Graphic design principles will be applied to the development of three-dimensional product graphics. This course will explore materials, processes, and industry guidelines for surface treatments including products and packages. 

Student Objectives:
By June, the Visual Communications students, along with lectures, guided practices, multiple projects and various technique examples, the students will be able to develop a full product design campaign with little or no assistance, as documented in their portfolio.

 

Tasks:

901 Prepare and present a portfolio.

906 Participate in critiques of commercial art projects. 

Exploratory Project:

Cubism

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.
 

CONTACT US:

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

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