2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTS 200 - Color Theory

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Laboratory Hours: 4

Prerequisite(s): ARTS 115 , or ARTS 120 , or HUMN 101 , or HORT 125 , or ARCH 120 , or ARCH 125  with a C or higher, or permission of Instructor.

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This is a lecture/studio course with emphasis on practical applications of color in painting. With an introduction to the skills of perception the student is led through a series of exercises to gain visual acuity, skills in the perception of color and color relationships as well as skill in the application of paint. Using cut paper and water soluble (odor-free) gouache paint the student will explore the basic structure of color involving accurate perception and manipulation of color across its three attributes: hue, value and intensity. Art History, theory, and criticism are addressed through presentations and group critiques.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course: Student will demonstrate an understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein

SUNY Delhi Student Learning Outcomes in the Arts:

The student will:

  1. identify the elements of art and the principles of design using descriptive language and articulate supported interpretations of select works.
  2. create original artwork in which they effectively utilize the elements of art and the principles of design.
  3. demonstrate skills and techniques used by artists to achieve the illusion of form and space in mindfully composed paintings and drawings in a variety of media through the successful manipulation of color across its three attributes of hue, value and intensity.