Nov 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FD 1120 - Topics in Color


Credits: 3

This freshman-level course introduces students to the relationships between color, perception, and space as it pertains to art and design practices. Through hands-on studio projects, students investigate how color is utilized within design strategies, as it relates to properties of color, color psychology, spatial perception, and cultural significance while studying the historic evolution of color systems. The study of additive and subtractive color is also learned through the use of paint and digital media. Upon successful completion of this course, students will recognize and demonstrate the impact of color in the compositional aspect of design and utilize color as a creative element in the design process. 


Prerequisites: FD 1235 - Observational Drawing  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify, apply, and critique color strategies within works of art and design.
  • Articulate color terminology as they apply art and design.
  • Use color strategies to evoke a psychological (emotional response) response.
  • Apply relationships between color, perception, and space as it pertains to art and design practices.
  • Discuss the cultural significance of color and its impact on the evolution of historic color systems.

FD 1120 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Course Materials:
ON CAMPUS:

Required Materials:

  • The Artist’s Color Wheel
  • 24” metal ruler with cork backing
  • sketchbook blank pages only, 8.5 x 11
  • drawing pencils and erasesrs
  • color pencil set of at least 18 colors
  • variety of colored markers - preliminary sketches
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • x-acto knife with #11 blade replacements
  • Color Aid Pack (preferred) or variety pack of colored construction paper
  • Paint swatches, magazine pictures, wrapping paper scraps, fabric scraps
  • artist tape
  • paper palette (Masterson Stay Wet - recommended)
  • Container for water
  • 2 bristol pads, vellum, 14 x 17
  • rags/towels/old t-shirts

Paint Brushes:

  • 0 round
  • 4 bright
  • 6 filbert
  • 8 filbert
  • 12 flat
  • 2” bristle brush, inexpensive version

Acrylic Paint: (Buy the best quality paint that you can – absolutely do not by student grade or basics)

  • 2oz tubes
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Pyrrole Orange
  • Yellow Medium Azo
  • Viridian Hue Permanent
  • Ultramarine Blue Red Shade
  • Prism Violet
  • Burnt Umber
  • Mars Black
  • 4.65oz. 432 Titanium White

Optional Supplies:

  • Sandpaper or Emery Board for sharpening pencils and colored pencils
  • Ruler: transparent with grid – nice for measuring
  • Self-Healing Cutting Board – nice to have to protect table from cuts
  • Acrylic gel medium gloss or semi-gloss – added to paint to create glazes
  • Slow Release Medium
  • Extender Medium
  • Paint Box
  • Table easel

** Plan for approximatly $150 for supplies.

**Materials may vary depending on the instructor, make sure to check with your professor before purchasing.

 

ONLINE:

Required Materials:

  • The Artist’s Color Wheel
  • 24” metal ruler with cork backing
  • sketchbook blank pages only, 8.5 x 11
  • drawing pencils and erasesrs
  • color pencil set of at least 18 colors
  • variety of colored markers - preliminary sketches
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • x-acto knife with #11 blade replacements
  • Color Aid Pack (preferred) or variety pack of colored construction paper
  • Paint swatches, magazine pictures, wrapping paper scraps, fabric scraps
  • artist tape
  • paper palette (Masterson Stay Wet - recommended)
  • Container for water
  • acrylic gel medium gloss or semi-gloss
  • 2 bristol pads, vellum, 14 x 17
  • Ruler: transparent with grid
  • Self-Healing Cutting Board
  • Palette (surface for mixing paint)
  • Rags (old cut up t-shirts or towels or pack of cotton rags)
  • Variety of Brushes ( flat/round/filbert)
  • Fine Sandpaper or Emery Board (optional)

Acrylic Paint: (Buy the best quality paint that you can – absolutely do not by student grade or basics)

  • 2oz tubes
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Pyrrole Orange
  • Yellow Medium Azo
  • Viridian Hue Permanent
  • Ultramarine Blue Red Shade
  • Prism Violet
  • Burnt Umber
  • Mars Black
  • 4.65oz. 432 Titanium White

Optional Materials:

  • Variety of Watercolor Pencils (optional)
  • Variety of Color Markers (optional)
  • Slow Release Medium (optional)
  • Extender Medium (optional)
  • Paint Box (optional)

*PLEASE AVOID CADMIUM AND COBALT COLORS.

*ALWAYS READ LABELS AND HEALTH WARNINGS WHEN PURCHASING ART SUPPLIES.

** Plan for approximatly $150 for supplies



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