The University of the arts

Color Theory
The University of the Arts

CE 1002N 01 Color Theory

CE 1002N 01

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Coy Gu



Fall 2018

  • (Sep. 24 to Oct. 22)
  • Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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  • Tuition: $275 / Fees: $15
In this course students will explore color relationships, systems, harmonies, and contrasts. Through hands-on application using acrylic and/or gouache paint students will investigate strategies for working effectively with color. Students will learn to use color to reinforce the principles and elements of design; how color relates to the worlds of fine arts, design, and media; define and implement the vocabulary of color; and complement color knowledge with its involvement in art history. This course is suitable for all skill levels.

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What will you learn in this course?

  • Reinforce the elements and principles of design
  • Examine bases for controlling color in fine art, graphic design, or interior design
  • Define and implement vocabulary of color.
  • Complement color knowledge with its involvement in the history of art.

Course Materials | Supplies

  • 9x12” Bristol board pad
  • Palette (disposable type is acceptable)
  • Palette knife
  • Set of brushes (flats, should have a range of sizes)
  • Container (jar, tupperware. etc.)
  • Acrylic or gouache paints (size depending on preference)
  • Cadmium Red (Hue is acceptable)
  • Cadmium Yellow (Hue is acceptable)
  • Cerulean Blue (Hue is acceptable) I
  • vory Black
  • Titanium White