Mr. Kesilman's web page


    Click the links to the left to go to my Distance Learning Phase 2 information


    Hi and welcome to my web page! I teach three digital art courses this year at South and I am also a faculty sponsor/co-sponsor of several South clubs and activities (see below).
    This year I teach Digital Imaging (Adobe Photoshop),  Computer Graphics: Illustration & Design (Adobe Illustrator), and Intro to 3D Modeling and Animation (3D Modeling and animation with Maya, Sculptris and other software). All of my classes are in the B225 Art Computer lab, which is in the art hallway next to South's Auditorium.  You can find more information about my specific classes through the links to the left. 
    I am the teacher sponsor for the following clubs at South:
    South's Second Mural project (co-sponsor with Mr. Balkit) - usually meeting every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school in B231
    Set Painting for South's 2019-20 play and musical - meeting most Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM while preparing for the show
    South's Robotics Club - usually meeting afterschool on Tuesdays
    Digital Art and Animation Club - meetings TBA
    and I assist Mr. Woodring with Operation Eternal Gratitude (OEG). I am excited to once again be the co-coordinator (along with Mr. Balkit) for our Mural Project as we embark on a new mural for the 2018-19 school year. Listen for announcements about all of these clubs and you can always contact me for more information.

    You can contact me at skesilman@cbsd.org or 267 893-3000 ext 6145. Email is usually the most effective way to get in touch with me. You can also stop by my room during the day to see me and I am often available after school.

    To access grades and information about specific assignments, please check Canvas or the
    Parent Portal.
    A little about me:
    The 2019-20 school year is my 10th year at CB South, my 19th year in Central Bucks and my 25th year teaching overall (which seems unreal). I am a graduate of Tyler School of Art and have a Master's of Education from Tyler as well.
    I have previously taught Intro to Ceramics, Ceramics 1 and Drawing & Painting 1 & 2 at CB South. I also taught Visual Arts (7 & 8) and PEN at Unami Middle School, where I was also the sponsor of the Unami Claymation Club, yearbook, newspaper and set design. I have also taught classes at CB West and Tamanend, as well as summer art classes in the Community School and weekend art courses elsewhere.  Before working in CB, I worked with at-risk youth in Montgomery County for over six years.

    I am looking forward to a great school year!  Feel free to contact me with any questions or information that you need.