Tuesday & Wednesday

Sketchbook Activity

How To Draw The Male Torso

Line: an actual or implied mark, path, mass, or edge, where length is dominant.

Form: the volume and shape of a three-dimensional work, perhaps including unfilled

areas that are integral to the work as a whole.

Lecture & Vocabulary

Principles Of Art & Design

Principles of Design:

the basic aesthetic considerations that guide organization of a work of art. They include balance, movement,

emphasis, contrast, proportion, and unity.


Balance: a feeling of equality in weight, attention, or attraction of the various elements within a composition

as a means of accomplishing unity.


- Symmetrical balance can be described as having equal "weight" on equal sides of a centrally placed fulcrum.

It may also be referred to as formal balance. When the elements are arranged equally on either side of a central

axis, the result is Bilateral symmetry.

- Asymmetrical balance, also called informal balance, is more complex and difficult to envisage. It involves

placement of objects in a way that will allow objects of varying visual weight to balance one another around

a fulcrum point. Whether the solution is simple or complex, some form of balance can be identified in

most successful compositions.

- Vertical balance: the distribution of visual weights in a piece in such a way that top and bottom seem to

be in equilibrium.

Sign-Out Activity

Super Bowl Commercial 


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


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Office Zoom Hours - 2PM to 2:30 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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