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COURSE NO. FA -693

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Complete a Sketch series; Insight Technical Education’s pre-drafting training.  20+ minutes per day, two and three days weekly.

COURSE NOTES

The grade school student works through the reproducible worksheets in the Complete-a-Sketch books, about 20 minutes at a time, for two to five days weekly.  The high school student works through the Complete-A-Sketch series, then continues through Practical Drafting, earning high school credits for time spent in drafting activity, training and research.
 
From the Rainbow Resource website:  Insight Technical Education has come up with a unique approach to technical art. Technical art manifests itself as drafting and computer-aided design. The author, Mel Peterman, has spent years doing drafting and CAD work in architecture, piping and electrical blueprints, and machinery design. Mels idea is to give students the foundational work of doing technical drawing manually so that they may have a better "feel" and "style" when progressing to CAD programs.
 
       Four of the six books available are the Complete-A-Sketch books. These should be the first books used. Mels approach is very much "hands-on"--after a brief explanation of orthographic projections, isometric projections, and perspectives, its drawing, drawing, drawing. But the drawing technique is easy to follow - easy enough that he even suggests starting Complete-A-Sketch with 4-6 year-olds!  For each exercise, a small version of the object is shown, then the large version has all the corners and intersections filled in. The student connects all of the lines to complete the object. The objects get more detailed as you go...
 
       Once you have completed the Complete-A-Sketch books, you are ready for the Practical Drafting Workbook (recommended for Jr. High and up). The author asks that the student do each exercise both manually and using CAD software. To complete the project manually, the student will need some additional supplies. Of course, to complete the project on a computer, you will need some type of CAD program for your computer.
       The last item is more free-form. Practical Graphic Design deals with page layout and design techniques for print projects. Points of discussion include margins, text columns, headers, footers, mastheads, headlines, subheads, captions, graphic objects and white space.

Credit Information for Students in Grades 9 - 12: Credits awarded according to hours reported; 37.5 hours = 2.5cr; 75 hours = 5.0cr; max. 2.5cr per quarter; max. 2.5cr per work sample.

Scheduling Suggestions: 20min/day



BOOKS AND MATERIALS

Complete-A-Sketch : Volume 1, Orthographic

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205802        978-0972205801
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 



Complete-A-Sketch : Volume 2, Isometric

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205810        978-0972205818
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 



Complete-A-Sketch : Volume 3, Perspective

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205829        978-0972205825
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 



Complete-A-Sketch: Vision-Dexterity-Focus

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205845        978-0972205849
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

57 pages

 



Practical Drafting : Applied Engineering Graphics

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205837        978-0972205832
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Spiral-bound; 136 pages

 



Practical Graphic Design

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • Publisher/Copyright:
  • ISBN: 0972205853        978-0972205856
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

Spiral-bound; 153.0 pages

 



 

Complete-A-Sketch 1-2-3 on CD

  • Author: Mel Peterman
  • ISBN:        978-0975528037
  • Supplier: Rainbow Resource

 

"If you’re planning on using this series with multiple children, you may want to invest in this set on CD. It contains Volumes 1-3 from the Complete-A-Sketch series in .pdf format so you can easily print pages for each child." ~www.rainbowresource.com


 

 




LESSON PLANNER

WEEK A

Preparatory Week A: Use this school week to gather the materials for this course and thoroughly read the book notes, course notes, and, if applicable, the weekly lesson plan in your St. Thomas Aquinas Academy curriculum guide.


WEEK B

Preparatory Week B: Use this school week to complete Preparatory Week A and explore the materials for this course. Flip through all of this course’s materials. Make mental notes about the design and organization the resources for the course (editor’s notes, table of contents, maps, charts, forms, appendices, glossaries, bibliographies, end notes, internet supports, etc.).


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit in your semester reporting packet. See the sixteenth week of this semester for more details.


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WEEK 16

[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit with your semester reporting packet. Your Semester 1 reporting packet should include work samples from Quarters 1 and 2 and is due before February 28. The Semester 2 packet should include work samples from Quarters 3 and 4 and is due before June 30.


WEEK C

Preparatory Week C: This is a bonus week. Use it for Semester 1 catch-up, corrections, review, assessment testing, standardized testing, or semester reporting.


WEEK D

Preparatory Week D: This is a second bonus week. Complete Preparatory Week C or begin the Semester 2 course plan.


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[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit in your semester reporting packet. See the sixteenth week of this semester for more details.


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WEEK 32

[ ] Select a work sample from this quarter to submit with your semester reporting packet. Your Semester 1 reporting packet should include work samples from Quarters 1 and 2 and is due before February 28. The Semester 2 packet should include work samples from Quarters 3 and 4 and is due before June 30.




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