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Commercial Art

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Program Description:
This course is for art students who want to make income from their art and create a strong portfolio for college or work.  Students learn to prepare and set up their art work, create business cards, artists’ statements, college applications, and career opportunities. The curriculum also provides an opportunity to earn AP art certification for college and is affliliated with Kennedy Center for the Arts. 



Drawing Skills, Poster Design/ Layout, Logo Design, Tee Shirt Design, Postage Stamp Design, Advertising Parodies, Hand painted Signs for Businesses, CD Cover Design, 2D Perspective & 3D House Design, Floor Cloth Design, Yearly Art Show Setup, Portfolio, Business Card Design, Artist Statements & Resumes, Greeting Card Design, Presentation of Work: Mat Cutting, Shrink Wrapping, Mounting, Laminate, Greeting Card Design, Art History, Critique, Silk Screening or Relief or Intaglio Print Making


Career Opportunities:



Art Shows

Graphic Artist 



Art Ability Assessment Test


Past & Present Commercial Art Activities:

Scholastic Arts Competition

Hannaford Lighthouse Project

Maine Marine Trade Association Logo Design

Harley Davidson State Rally T-Shirt Design

Local Business Poster Competitions

Art Purchase Competition

Haystack Arts & Crafts School Scholarship

Business Card Design

Artists Statements

Art Gallery Show



Commercial Art Brochure



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Diane Manzi
Commercial Art

Position: Instructor – Commercial Art    Formal Education: Masters in Art Education   ...  more Read more about Diane Manzi


196 Allen Avenue • Portland, ME 04103 • Phone: (207) 874-8165 • Fax: (207) 874-8170

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