ARH 230 Color, Perception and Space

ARH 230 Color, Perception and Space


Learn how to alter reality through color and space. You’ll analyze the representational, theoretical, and practical applications of color and space in art history, and apply them to your own work through painting, photography, films, and model-making.

Prerequisites: ARH 170 or IAD 241

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Course Learning Outcomes


  • 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