Mrs. Melanie Martinez

LionArt I-II

These courses introduce students to the Elements of Art and Principles of Design while developing drawing skills and painting techniques. Studio experiences in the classroom will give students opportunities to experience a variety of media (pencil, pen, ink, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, and tempera paint) while developing student’s individual style and creative problem solving skills. Students will demonstrate their ability to respond, to analyze and to interpret their own artwork and the work of others through discussions, critiques, and writings.

Graphic and Printing Communication

This course offers introduction and instruction on related topics that are necessary or helpful in graphic communication, commercial arts or printing occupations; such topics may include mathematics, science, drafting, design, and so on. Course exposes students to the various tools and techniques used in the printing industry. Topics typically include (but are not limited to) design, layout, paste up. This course may also include other components, such as lettering, computer graphics, or desktop publishing.

Commercial Art

This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the use of art and design in specific industries. Topics, skills, and techniques covered include (but are not limited to) drawing with various media, reproduction, lettering and typography, layout and paste up, perspective drawing, illustration, and design principles. A wide range of applications may be used, including brochures, packages, and school publications. The courses may also include photography.


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