Commercial Art


Diane Manzi



Comm Art

Comm Art

Comm Art

Comm Art


The goal and purpose of commercial art at PATHS is to help students learn how to make and market their art to generate income. Building a strong portfolio and setting up art exhibits to show and sell work is ongoing. Students learn how to effectively create layout and design for posters, logos, illustrations and tee shirts by hand and computer. Each year students will participate in competitions and have their work exhibited at various locations in the community. A weekly sketchbook is mandatory as well as constructive critiques of student work. This class is a great opportunity to learn how to strengthen art and computer skills while demonstrating creativity. Curriculum:

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 Articulation Agreement:

Southern Maine Community College Suggested Integrated Academic Credit:

Fine Arts Career Opportunities:



Art Shows

Graphic Artist Requirements:

Art Ability Assessment Test Bring Sample Artwork to Visit

Positive Attendance History