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Sketchbook Activity

Art History - Stone Age 30,000 b.c.- 2500 b.c.

To describe the global origins of humans’ artistic achievement, upon which the succeeding history of art may be laid, is an encyclopedic enterprise. The Metropolitan Museum’s Timeline of Art History, covering the period roughly from 20,000 to 8000 B.C., provides a series of introductory essays about particular archaeological sites and artworks that illustrate some of the earliest endeavors in human creativity. The account of the origins of art is a very long one marked less by change than consistency. The first human artistic representations, markings with ground red ocher, seem to have occurred about 100,000 B.C. in African rock art

This chronology may be more an artifact of the limitations of archaeological evidence than a true picture of when humans first created art. However, with new technologies, research methods, and archaeological discoveries, we are able to view the history of human artistic achievement in a greater focus than ever before.

Write 3-5 sentences on how you would describe this Art Movement.. and draw a few sketches of some of the artwork you saw in the video.

Lecture & Vocabulary

S1 - DAY TWO - Value

A drawing is said to be a value drawing when it is in black and white, when it has no color. Black, white, and the many shades of gray in between the two are called values (and sometimes tones).


Value isn't just important to drawing: it's what allows us to see form!

Our entire visual experience and perception of the world depends on light. Whenever we see anything, it means that what we are looking at is being illuminated by a light source.As an object turns away from the light source, less light can reach it, so it gradually darkens. Eventually the object falls into shadow where light can no longer reach it. This incremental darkening of an object turning away from light creates a range of values.


Other Vocabulary Words To Support Value


Shading - When you represent value in a picture.

Contrast - Extreme differences in colors, textures, and other elements in a picture.

Blending - drawing dark values smoothly a little at a time by pressing harder on a drawing medium

Highlights  - areas on the surface that reflect the most light

Light Source  - The direction from which the strongest light is coming


Sketch - a rough drawing used to capture the basic elements and structure of a situation

often used as the basis for a  more detailed work.

Thumbnail Sketch - crude, small pencil drawings used to develop the initial concept for a design.

Drawing the act of representing an image on a surface by means of adding lines and shades, as with a pencil, crayon, pen, chalk, pastels, etc. Also refers to an illustration that has been drawn by hand.  PORTFOLIO QUALITY…



Sign-Out Activity

Careers In A&D - Web Design

15-1134.00 - Web Developers

Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May integrate Web sites with other computer applications. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

Sample of reported job titles: Designer, Technology Applications Engineer, Web Architect, Web Design Specialist, Web Designer, Web Developer, Web Development Director, Web Development Instructor, Webmaster

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Classroom Zoom Hours - 1PM to 1:30 PM - Monday - Thursday

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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


Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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