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A - Orientation

Student Objectives:
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices, and student resources, 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.

Final Design:

What is Zentangle® and what is Zendoodle?

Short answer:
“Zentangle” is a registered name for a process of drawing (hence the ® above). There are some specific parts of it (a few are mentioned below).

The first step of this project is to divide up your sketchbook into 6 squares and have fun! Zen-Doodles are meant to be relaxing and stress free. So, lets keep it that way, just doodle your way through the 6 quick sketches so you can develop an idea of what the project is all about.

Concept & Planning:

Sketchbook Activity #1:

Line - Types - There are many types of lines: thick, thin, horizontal, vertical, zigzag, diagonal, curly, curved, spiral, etc. and are often very expressive. Lines are basic tools for artists—though some artists show their lines more than others. Some lines in paintings are invisible—you don't actually see the dark mark of the line.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, draw a mountain range or landscape, but try using the different types of lines in various parts of the drawing.

Sketchbook Activity #2:

Line - Continuous Line - The line in a continuous line drawing is unbroken from the beginning to the end. The drawing implement stays in uninterrupted contact with the surface of the paper during the entire length of the drawing. ... Once you make contact with the paper (you may begin anywhere: top, bottom, side), you are keeping the line flowing.

Instructions: In your sketchbook, draw the picture a few different times without taking your pencil of the paper, than try to do it without looking at the paper!

Have some extra time, wasn't feeling the homework, bombed the test?

Click the link below for the exploratory option.

Complete The Following For Credit!

Career Focus & Class Lectures #2:

The creative industry includes everything from advertising and film to games development and graphic design. So why don't some people see a job in the creative industry as a serious career?

Vocabulary & Class Lectures #1:

The following are art & design vocabulary terms that are important for you to know and understand as you continue your education here in the Visual Communications program.

Present concepts, ideas and plans for all three assignments

Complete The Following For Credit!


Foundation Year  - Level One




Final Design:

The Visual Communications Program has a heavy focus on the traditional drawing, although drawing techniques are discussed and reviewed in class, the majority of class time needs to be used learning software applications and tools that are not readaly available at the student home. In most cases colleges still expect to see a minimum of 8 to 10 traditional drawing pieces. Also a final study completed in traditional drawing could takes as long as 8 to 15 hours if not even longer depending on the subject matter and size.

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials:

Think. Plan. Create.

Visual Communications

Is A Central Montco Technical High School Program

Tel: 610-277-2301

821 Plymouth Road • Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462