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Fundamentals of Art, Design, and Color Theory Course

Fundamentals of Art and Design: Color Theory – Florence, Italy

Fundamentals of Art and Design: Color Theory – PDM 190 - Credits: 3 - Contact Hours: 45

The Fundamentals of Art and Design Color Theory course introduces undergraduate art and design students to the analysis and theory of colors. Students majoring in art will study harmony and contrast of colors: pure colors, light and dark colors (chiaroscuro), hot and cold colors, complementary colors, simultaneous contrast, quality contrast and quantity contrast.

Fundamentals of Art and Design Color Theory Class Overview

During the Fundamentals of Art and Design Color Theory course students will study the relationship between form and color, and how colors relate to space and composition, as well as the perception and chromatic balance: the illusion of color. It will also analyze the expressive force of colors as an essential element in the creative process. Students will learn to develop an eye for color through experience and trial and error; seeing the action of a color and feeling the relationships between colors will be achieved through practical exercises based on various color theory criteria. Investigation of nature, master artists’ works, city life and architecture, and works of master artists will help to discover how colored light and shadow are perceived through the relationship between the “eye,” “experience” and “color theory.”

The Fundamental of Art and Design: Color Theory class is taught in Florence, Italy through the Marist study abroad program at the Lorenzo de Medici Institute. Through LdM Marist offers four-year Bachelor’s degree programs in Art History, Studio Art, Fine Arts, Conservation Studies, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Italian Language. Contact us today to learn more about the Marist 4 year study abroad program in Italy.

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