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Color Theory

Discover color and its implications for designers and artists. Study ideas of space and the use of color to solve spatial problems. Look at color harmony and the way colors interact, as well as color qualities and combinations. Online students must have access to a scanner. Prerequisites: none.

  • Programs: Certificate Programs
  • Format: Online
  • Section: X1
  • Course Number: CRN 5093 - PCFA 0110 X1
  • Beenen, Richard
Aug 31 - Nov 01
Fall 2020
CRN 5093
What you will learn
  • The different aspects of color: what color is and its different properties, and how to train your eyes to analyze these properties accurately.
  • The different means to use color in design: how colors interact with each other, and color transparency.
  • How to apply different color schemes.
  • Understand the different properties of color, and develop the ability to gauge these properties accurately.
  • Learn to organize these properties cohesively, and to understand their interrelationship, through the Munsell Color System.
  • Explore the different aesthetic and creative dimensions of color.
  • Learn to set up and execute different color schemes, understand their visual properties, and to use them effectively in your own work.
  • Learn how colors appear differently under different contexts and, consequently, how to use different contexts to dictate the appearance of a color.
  • Learn the practical applications of what we learned in class by examining various art works.
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