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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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Perspective Drawing
Traditional 3/3
3rd Year Students:

Drawing in 3pt Perspective:

Three Point Perspective is most commonly used when drawing buildings viewed from a low or high eye-level. The low eye level in our illustration above creates the illusion that the box shape is towering above us and that we are looking up. It naturally suggests the scale of a tall building. Note how the vertical transversal lines, which were parallel in one and two point perspective, now appear to recede. They form a third set of orthogonal lines, which rise from the ground plane and eventually meet at vanishing point 3, high above the picture plane. In one and two point perspective, the picture plane is fixed at right angles to the ground plane. In three point perspective, the picture plane seems to be set at an angle as the viewer tends to tilt their head back or forward to look up or down from the eye level.

Requirements:
1. Horizontal Layout with the supplied paper
2. Image must show some form of structure-  (building, trees, mountains, etc)
3.  Need to be able to identify your horizon line
4. Image must show depth in the image - perspective
5. Final drawing needs to completed in colored pencils

Project goals:
1. Full value scale  - light to dark shades of color
2. Create interest for the eye
3.  Do something that interests you
4. Portfolio Piece

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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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
 

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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Experimental Project:
Project Name: Portrait - Touch of Color

Project Overview: "A touch of color" is a photographic term that only focuses on one specific item or color. This is often used to draw attention to the object or person since everything else is muted in color or void of color completely. This method is often used in product photography for items like food, fashion/accessories, products like jewelry and makeup and the list goes on.

 

Assignment: You are required to take a portrait of yourself that uses a "touch of color". You have some freedom to choose the object(s) and what part of yourself you want to photograph. For example, you can photography your hand with your nails in color or wearing a ring or glove. You could add color to your face, eyes, or hair and take a head shot.

 

You will use the standard camera lens as well as the telephoto/zoom lenses available in the studio. Cropping your images in Photoshop can also help to compose your picture properly.

 

Specifications: 11"X17" @150 DPI Horizontal or Vertical using Photoshop and/or Illustrator. All images MUST be corrected (color, cropping, etc) in Photoshop before using them in your final layout.

 

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