Color & Content
Students engage in a close study of color including its formal, perceptual, functional, and symbolic attributes. Students compare color systems, histories and theories from Chevreul, Munsell, Ostwald, Pantone, to John Gage and David Batchelor's Chromophobia. From there they begin to build a personal syntax of imagery through exercises including geometric design, trompe l'oeil, collage, and various notational strategies including preliminary sketches, digital photography and image appropriation. Upper level courses encourage the adaptation of art historical traditions for the present. Through a combined approach to careful observation, risk taking, research, and documentation students consider a variety of methodologies in order to creatively frame their own ideas and intentions.
Understanding Color and Form
Color and form provide an entryway for building increasingly complex relationships through materials, imagery and ideas.