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About Me

Oil Painting of Donuts
Frank Musto.  Art Teacher at Commack High Hchool. I teach all classes, but specialize in Oil painting, Computer Illustration and Advertsing.  I am also a current, active artist that shows work all over long Island and NYC.  I use all mediums to create my artwork.  Within each idea the medium dictates itself.  I am a painter, both abstract and representational, residing on Long Island, New York.  My newest endeavor into the abstract world are a combination of mixed media works that involve tar, oil paint, ink, and varnish.  Texture, composition, movement and color are what drives the latest series.  Each painting is based on my martial arts journey as they represent the fluidity and structure of their Chinese origins.
 
Contact Info:
www.fmusto@commack.k12.ny.us 
 

Class News

Game Design and Critical Thinking

How creating video games provides a perfect teaching tool

The beauty of video games, Roizman says, is there’s room for every child to be a part of the process and everyone has a role in the game.

“We haven’t seen any kids failing. They all seem to know enough that they can create and play with, and others can play and have fun,” he said.

“It’s not about technology, it’s about creativity. We’re not trying to expose kids to [computer] coding and have five per cent of the kids love it, and others saying technology is not for me. We want 90 per cent of kids involved the process.”

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Class Assignments

Studio Art
We are currently working on a group project where the students have the opportunity to become part of something bigger than themselves.  They learn communication skills, patience, and devolpe lifetime skills as leaders.
 
Oil painting/Portfolio
Students are working on their portfolios.  many students have completed their first oil painting and are moving on to their second
 
Game design
Wow!  The results so far are incredible.  Students are creating their own game using the templates in the program.  They are adding Static Meshs, assets, lighting, sound, etc...
 
Computer Illustration
Students have created some incredible artwork so far.  We just finished portraits and are starting on Wacky packages.  The advanced class is really where the class begins to become a professional learning experience.  The students are developing logos for outside companies.  One is about to go into production later this year.  The stduents have the oppoortunity to explore areas of expertise and learn the business aspect as well..

 
Advertising Projects in this Order in your Portfolio
Soda label
Magazine Ad
Old/New
Agenda
DVD Cover
Nutrition Bar completed on Foam core
Calendar (Make sure its saved into Folder on J Drive)
            J Drive/High School/Instruction/Calendar 2019-2019
Color Portrait
 
      Extra Credit
           
Portfolio Booklet
PhotoFunia 
3D Project 
 
Extra Help is by appointment but offered either before or after school
 
Grades will be posted to the Infinite Campus Portal. Please visit  https://campus.commack.k12.ny.us/campus/portal/commack.jsp to access the portal. For help with parent portal access, please email ParentPortal@commack.k12.ny.us. 
 
https://www.districtadministration.com/article/how-k12-outwitting-anxiety 

Student Artwork

Alissa Braxton
Computer Illustration
 

Class Downloads

Advertising Curriculum
Computer Graphics Curriculum
Digital Photography Curriculum
Drawing Curriculum
Oil painting/Portfolio Curriculum
Studio Art Curriculum
Contact Information
By Mail:  1 Scholar Lane Commack, NY 11725
By Phone:  (631) 912-2100
By Email: webmaster@commack.k12.ny.us
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