May 25, 2024  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 115 - Color and Composition

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to recognizing color principles and relationships and analyzing and duplicating colors. Includes values scale, color wheel, intensity, color relationships, transparency, dimension, luminosity, and creative projects.

Recommendation: Completion of ART 100  before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA; Meets CTE - A&H.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the composition of a color according to its hue, value, and intensity.
  2. Analyze color relationships.
  3. Reproduce any color with pigments.
  4. Create the illusions of dimension, light, and transparency with color.
  5. Use a variety of mediums.

  1. Value Scale
  2. Color Wheel
  3. Intensity Exercise
  4. Joseph Albers or Other Color Relationship Exercises
  5. Transparency Exercise
  6. Dimension Exercise
  7. Luminosity Exercise
  8. Major Creative Project that Shows Movement with Color and/or Explores Transparency, Dimension, and/or Luminosity
  9. Major Creative Project Involving the Analysis and Duplication of Colors