Mar 23, 2023
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.
3 semester hours
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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