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ART 103 - Color

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and two hours of studio weekly; one term.
Learn to work with color by studying color mixing, color relationships and harmonies, color systems, and the psychological and expressive aspects of color. Develop hand skills and digital skills in projects designed for studio artists and commercial designers. No previous art courses are necessary. Lab fee $30.

Note: Typically offered at MC and OL; fall, spring, and summer terms.

Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify basic color physics and optics.
  2. Identify the three dimensions of color (hue, value, and intensity) in additive and subtractive color systems.
  3. Employ dynamics of color properties and principles of color interaction.
  4. Describe the use of color in the history of art and design.
  5. Identify basic color schemes and harmonies in the creation of visual work.
  6. Demonstrate basic skills in mixing and applying color pigments.
  7. Utilize the psychological and expressive aspects of color through projects and critiques.
  8. Create original designs using principles and elements of design.