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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.

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  • Format: On Campus
  • Section: B
  • Course Number: CRN 5225 - PCFA 0110 B
Richard Beenen
Richard Beenen
Richard Beenen is an artist / photographer with extensive teaching experience at numerous institutions including The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Parsons The New School for Design, and Pratt Institute. Richard's fine art work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums including the Museo D'Arte Contemporanea Roma, White Columns/NYC, and the Los Angeles County Art Museum. He has received artist fellowships fr...
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Jan 24 - Apr 18
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 5225
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What you will learn
  • The different aspects of color; what color is and its different properties; how to train your eyes to analyze these properties accurately.
  • The different means to use color in design by learning about the various color schemes, about how colors interact with each other, and about color transparency.
  • About split complementary scheme, using monochromatic colors, or making one color appear as two colors.
  • 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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