COMMERCIAL ART ACADEMY PRESENTS
FEBRUARY 15TH, 2018 @ TBT
ARTCOM: Create YOUnity!
ARTCOM is CAA’s annual art & design competition. For years the talented students from our Commercial Art Academy program have lent their talent and creativity to several contests and competitions for an array of contests and student organizations, local and nationally. This year we wanted to show a strong united front within our club with “Create YOUnity” and make our mark with a strong focus on contests that truly reflect the individual skills of our students.
ARTCOM consists of several categories ranging from skills to presentation and team work competitions. You can read some more details in the CONTESTS link.
During the day of Thursday Feb. 18th, 2018 - students will be in several competitions happening in our lab (M3) and in the Titan Auditorium. Contests will be running all day from 8am-3pm. Following that we will begin the award ceremony in the Titan Auditorium from 6:45pm-8:00pm. We will have guest speakers, presenters, awards, and a final quiz bowl round happening live in front of the audience. A more detailed agenda will be posted in January 2018.
If you are an alumni, parent, teacher, or interested in learning more and supporting our event; please connect with us via social media or simply contact us through the website.
Certified: Adobe Creative Suite
For over to 25 years, Craig Naylor has been helping design students and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Craig is well-known for his engaging style, his humor and his ability to make complex topics easy to understand. Starting with PageMaker classes in 1992, Craig has taught Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to hundreds of users around the state.
He is an Adobe Certification Instructor in Photoshop and is a Certified Technical Instructor in commercial art. Craig has taught for 17 years each summer in Orlando at the annual Yearbookpalooza conference, he has been responsible for publishing 8 yearbooks and has over 20 years of experience using and teaching Photoshop.
Craig is the Lead Instructor and curriculum architect for the national award winning Commercial Art Academy at Tampa Bay Technical HS. Craig is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and has run his own studio in Tampa, Florida since 1988 where his client list included The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The New York Yankees, WMNF Community Radio, Amscot (designed logo), The City of Tampa, MOSI and others.
B.A., A.A. IADT
Tampa, FL (Graphic Comm., AD Design)
Certified: Adobe Creative Suite
Inside all of us, students and teachers, there is an innate desire to strive for success. No matter what talent or gift we are bestowed with, continued development is a necessity. Not only do I encourage and point my students in this direction, but I model this same behavior in my own work ethic. I cannot expect my students to move in one direction if I am not focused and moving the same way.
Even subsequent to my formal education, I have never allowed myself to stop learning. Every day there are new ideas and discoveries that apply to my career field. Knowledge is a living and breathing organism. By modeling this practice in the classroom and introducing new concepts and ideas to students on a weekly basis, it inspires them and excites their minds. We are living in a generation where students are bombarded left and right by images, ideas, headlines, social media, etc. Harnessing their attention and focusing students on relative assignments and topics will result in achievement that will resound throughout their academic careers.
My classroom environment not only allows my students to be creative and inspired but also keeps their attention focused on a higher level of learning. I consistently introduce real world ideas and concepts that are a standard in the industry, which my students are intrigued by and wish to continue in their careers. Encouraging them to strive for leadership positions and simulating real world experiences and deadlines in the classroom is where academic achievement is measured and has reflected success. Not only do my students strive for this success - they attain it.