Course Map for

Commercial Art
Teacher: Richard White

State Core VA 1250

For portfolio outline:

Last updated on April 24, 2002
Month Content Skills Assessment
August -
The Language of Art
  • The creative process
  • Elements and principles of Design
  • "T" Shirt design
  • Same subject / different styles
  •  4 preliminary drawings
  • 1 final color design
  • 3 finished works in different design styles
  • Class and individual review
  • Test on terms
October Computer Art Intro
  • How to get around the Macintosh
  • How to use computer drawing tools
  • Logo designs using various tools
  • Show knowledge of computer
  • Guided worksheets
  • Finished printouts of logos
  • Individual reviews
Organization of art space
  • Balance and composition
  • Poster design
  • Business logo, letterhead, card, and envelope
  • Preliminary drawings
  • Final drawing
December 2D-3D Design

History of paperboard packaging and its impact in the U. S. and current graphic design

  • Structural design
  • Design multiple sides of a three dimensional product that could be sold on the shelves of a store
  • Combination of all skills learned through foundations, drawing, and previous commercial art classes
  • Create two finished works of art
  • Class and individual reviews
  • Demonstrate knowledge of art principles of design
  • Final exam