Jul 05, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
2022-23 Catalog
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ART 105 - Introduction to Color

5 Credits
Exploration of color, including visualization, basic color theory and the use of color to define relationships.


Quarters Typically Offered
Winter Day
Designed to Serve All students
Active Date 20220330T15:32:26

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 24
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Humanities Area II
  • Performance

Course Outline
Each student will be expected to produce paintings that demonstrate:

  • Basic color physics, uses of color, and basic paint handling skills through media exploration  
  • Basic color mixing: Munsell Color wheel (two temperature system) and corresponding value scale 
  • Color mixing and Perception of color: Color matching, simultaneous contrast, after-image, spreading effect, optical color mixing 
  • Exploration of color harmonies as used in both fine and applied art fields: Color temperature, Color intensity, value, and Interaction of chromatic and achromatic tonal-value scales and their interaction with pure hue, exploration of hyperbolic illusion through color 
  • Spatial effects of color: color theory as applied to visual depth of space  

Student Learning Outcomes
Produce individual artworks that demonstrate basic color physics and uses of color.

Demonstrate an ability to work with paint and mix color to produce individual artworks.

Produce individual artworks that demonstrate an understanding of perception, intensity, temperature, value, and spatial effects with respect to color.

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