Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Description
Intructor:
Tady, Lorraine
Discipline and Number
ARTS 3311 Section: 001
Day:
M Time: 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Course Title:
Color Games and Dynamics

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

What do colors mean? Why do we use certain colors in a composition (film, advertising, packaging, lifestyle?) How do colors communicate? How can we command color? Given the color infused world we live in, color is a topic that infiltrates all of our lives.

COLOR is a studio workshop for students to delve fully into the study and manipulation of color in a visual work of art (traditional and digital). Color theories and color properties, as well as color in juxtaposition to historical, psychological, chemical, biological, and cultural systems are reviewed. Artists throughout the ages and Contemporary visual artists as well as writers, poets, architects, filmmakers, philosophers, etc. who investigate or use color in an important way in their work will supplement the course study. The objective of the course is that the student will gain a personal breadth and focus on the subject of color, and, the student will work towards a personal voice and expression in dealing with color in their own work. Projects require traditional materials, computer and digital work, and other various mediums of the student’s preference.

ARTS 3311 Theory and Practice of Visual Arts (3 semester hours) This studio art course provides a context for the creation, discussion and critique of visual art. The course aims to fuse engagement in artistic production with reflection on theoretical and socio-cultural issues relevant to contemporary art practices.Catalog Prerequisite: ARTS 1316, ARTS 2316, ARTS 2350, ARTS 2380, or ARTS 2381.

(Note: This Color class has been offered under various course numbers, including ARTS 3340 and ARTS 3363)

REQUIRED TEXTS:

None required.

Recommended for Review:


UTD Library e-book, Charles Riley's "Color Codes: Modern Theories of color in philosophy, painting, architecture, literature, and psychology" 

John Gage "Color and Meaning: Art, Science, Symbolism" (University of California Press, LA, 1999) 

John Gage "Color and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction" (Thames and Hudson, 1993)
"The Interaction of Color" by Joseph Albers

Johannes Itten "The Art of Color and Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus"

Albert Munsell "A Grammar of Color"
Goethe "Farbenlehre"

Leatrice Eiseman and Lawrence Herbert "The Pantone Book of Color" Harry N Abrams, Inc., NY, 1990 

Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater "Key to the Meaning of Colors"

"The Spiritual in Art:Abstract Painting 1890-1985" (Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Abbeville Press, NY, 1986)

Kandinsky "Concerning the Spiritual in Art"

Alexander Theroux "The Primary Colors: Three Essays" (Henry Holt and Company, NY, 1994)

Ludwig Wittgenstein "Remarks on Color"

K. Kieslowski "Blue, White, Red" Trois Colours film trilogy
Woody Allen’s "Interiors" 

Marcia Hall "Color and Meaning: Practice and Meaning in Renaissance Painting" 
Rupprecht Matthaei, Editor. "Goethe’s Color Theory" (Von Nostrand Rheinhold Company, NY, 1970)

"Design Basics" by David A. Lauer and Stephen Pentak (Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Belmont, CA, 2002)

REQUIRED TEXTS:

REQUIRED TEXTS:

None required.

Recommended for Review:


UTD Library e-book, Charles Riley's "Color Codes: Modern Theories of color in philosophy, painting, architecture, literature, and psychology" 

John Gage "Color and Meaning: Art, Science, Symbolism" (University of California Press, LA, 1999) 

John Gage "Color and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to Abstraction" (Thames and Hudson, 1993)
"The Interaction of Color" by Joseph Albers

Johannes Itten "The Art of Color and Design and Form: The Basic Course at the Bauhaus"

Albert Munsell "A Grammar of Color"
Goethe "Farbenlehre"

Leatrice Eiseman and Lawrence Herbert "The Pantone Book of Color" Harry N Abrams, Inc., NY, 1990 

Annie Besant and Charles Leadbeater "Key to the Meaning of Colors"

"The Spiritual in Art:Abstract Painting 1890-1985" (Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Abbeville Press, NY, 1986)

Kandinsky "Concerning the Spiritual in Art"

Alexander Theroux "The Primary Colors: Three Essays" (Henry Holt and Company, NY, 1994)

Ludwig Wittgenstein "Remarks on Color"

K. Kieslowski "Blue, White, Red" Trois Colours film trilogy
Woody Allen’s "Interiors" 

Marcia Hall "Color and Meaning: Practice and Meaning in Renaissance Painting" 
Rupprecht Matthaei, Editor. "Goethe’s Color Theory" (Von Nostrand Rheinhold Company, NY, 1970)

"Design Basics" by David A. Lauer and Stephen Pentak (Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, Belmont, CA, 2002)

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

1.) Attendance and participation in workshops, lectures, discussions, and critiques; and prepared with required materials
2.) Completion of approximately 4-5 projects and additional studies
3.) Individual growth and development
4.) Excitement, enthusiasm, and creativity brought to each assignment
5.) Critical and investigative seeing and thinking
6.) Visit to Museum or gallery and required readings
7.) Use of library, internet, periodicals, etc. for research, reference and visual resource
8.) Sketchbook or image file of references and ideas

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