Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog 
    Mar 18, 2018  
Montgomery College 2017-2018 Catalog
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ARTT 105 - Color Theory and Application


An introduction to the expressive, symbolic, decorative, and aesthetic aspects of color. Investigation of color theories and solutions to a variety of problems using color as a tool. Two hours lecture, four hours studio each week. Formerly AR 105.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate creative problem solving through the application of abstract theoretical concepts, development of observational skills, and the use of technical skills.
  • Analyze and apply color theory. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Examine optical mixture and its use in color reproduction and digital technology. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Recognize and use color in expressive, psychological, and symbolic manners. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Identify historical and cultural uses of color. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Demonstrate visual literacy. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Demonstrate an ability to observe and analyze works of art using the vocabulary and concepts of art in both written and oral expression. (Abstract Theoretical Concept)
  • Differentiate between additive and subtractive colors. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to execute compositions exhibiting a high degree of craftsmanship.
  • Recognize and use the three dimensions of color. (Observational Skill)
  • Identify sources of pigments and binders and their effects on color. (Technical Skill)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of color mixing. (Technical Skill)
  • Manipulate color to create spatial effects and other illusions. (Technical Skill)

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