ARH 230: Color, Perception and Space

ARH 230: Color, Perception and Space

This course explores concepts of colors, perception and space with respect to art, art history and fine arts. Students will examine these concepts through various media, including painting, photography, model-making and written assignments that analyze the representational, theoretical and practical applications of color, culminating in a final project that challenges spatial perception.

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Course Learning Outcome 

As a result of successfully completing this course, students…

  • Will be able to:

    • Produce work in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, collage, and modeling.
    • Achieve balanced, unified designs by utilizing the basic elements and principles of design and learn how to demonstrate color harmony through a variety of strategies.
    • Discuss the perceptual and scientific nature of color theory and demonstrate the foundational principles of design through a hands-on studio work
    • Understand and discuss value, hue, saturation, contrast, intensity, harmony, balance, color temperature, light, and proportion
    • Recognize and discuss how color affects space and form, how color interacts and affects composition