- Molly V Zuckerman-Hartung
- Kresge Centennial Hall 3-380 - TuTh 1:00PM - 3:50PM
- This course provides an introduction to color theory with emphasis on its application to the visual arts. Students will learn key terms and the basics of color physics and the physiology of visual perception. We will become familiar with theories of color relationships based on a color sphere incorporating both color and value with primary, secondary, and tertiary colors identified. The course will explore characteristics such as hue, value, and saturation; additive and subtractive color mixing; color interaction; simultaneous contrast; transparency; the relationship between form and color; and the spatial effects of colors. In addition, the distinctions between local and descriptive color versus subjective and expressive color, the psychological effect of colors, and symbolism and cultural associations will be addressed. Each project will be introduced with a lecture/presentation and examples of artwork relating to the problem investigated. Each project will be followed by a group critique of student work.
Prerequisites: One 100 level course in the department or permission of instructor.
- Attendance at 1st class mandatory
- Enrollment Requirements: Art Pre-requisite: Students must have taken and passed at least one 100-level Art class
Overview of class
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