Color Theory Class-by-Class Notes

Spring ‘12

 

Tuesday-Thursday Class Periods (by class-number)
Week #
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
TG
14
15
Week #

Tues

1

3

5 *

7

9

11

13

15

SB

17

19

21

23

25

26

28

Tues

Thurs

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

SB

18

20

22

24

Chic

27

29

Thurs

 
 
 
 
4th Wk
Exams
 
 
 
MidTerm
Exams
 
 
 
 
12th Wk
Exams
 
 
 
 

Project Descriptions


Daily Class Schedule
Class Topics and Activities

Requirements
• readings • supplies • due dates

Class 1

Tuesday, January 10 @ 10 a.m.   in Art 201

Introduction to course.
Discussion of course supplies and sources.
Chicago Art & Design Trip — sign up. After Jan.22, open to non-majors.
Assign QD: Personal Pref Palette .
Assign online/Moodle Self-Intro Sheet
Assign: Order/purchase your supplies.
Assign: read Ch1, Ch2 (pp11-24)
Assign online/Moodle Quiz on Ch1/Ch2 by Chapel.

Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

S12 Art Ed Note: any art major who intends to student teach next year, Fall or Spring, needs to be enrolled in SEED 420, Teaching Art in the Secondary, this semester. See Dr. Keller if you have questions.

Assign Moodle Forum Discussion on Edi Rama's Tirana and Color on HU's campus. (respond today...then (at least once) tomorrow.)

NOTE: Painting supplies are NOT due until the 3rd week.
We will discuss supplies and sources for supplies in class today.

Class 2

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— Review Personal Pref Palettes:
What's your concept? What do these colors express?
Why not your neighbor's? Where did your color associations begin?
What color traits or combinations work? ...for YOU?...Why?

— Photograph and Crit your Pers Pref Palette
Crit Sheet

Chapter 01-02 Why Color?
[ A260 Ch01-02 Why Color.ppt ***] view online
Color's emotional connection — direct-to-response design.
Culture and Color — color personality, color identity, branding.
Color Coding — communicating via color selections and assignments
Color Trends & Preferences — anticipating the market; selling color
(Trends | Trends)

RIT Color FAQ |

see Interactive Hue/Saturation/Brightness ,
(Wolfram CDFs)


Color Charting Intro & HVC Basics
[ A260 Color Charting1 Intro.ppt ***]
Color Basics: Hue, Value, Chroma according to Munsell.
Interactive Play with Hue-Saturation-Value: Try out Kuler
Charting Basics: Schemes according to Elsen
H/V/C in a 3D model (ColorRotate.org)
Blank Basic Charts for exercise/practice (pdf)
Charting Examples

Basic Hue Schemes
Interactive Color Relationships (Wolfram CDF) Interactive basic schemes.
Kuler.Adobe.com See the Create page for access to schemes & Color wheel (Check the Create tutorial video.)

Assign/Discuss: Charting Exercise I

Assign: Review Chapter 2 for Moodle Quiz
Assign: Complete Quiz before chapel, next classday.

Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

Announce: Art & Design Mixer
Tuesday, Aug 30th @ 5:30-6:30pm
.
Student groups (ASID, Kappa Pi, Red Brick) will meet 
for dessert and discussion. 
At the mixer we will have burgers,hot dogs and
items that normally compliment such food.
Where? : In the Art Gallery and Art Building courtyard.

— Have ordered your supplies (if web-ordering, get it done today).

— Complete the online/Moodle self-intro sheet before class.

— Complete: QD: Personal Pref Palette I

— Read: Ch1, Ch2 (pp11-24), 120-131 (color scheme basics)

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch1/Ch2 by Chapel

Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Participate in Moodle Forum Discussion on Edi Rama's Tirana and Color on HU's campus. (respond at least twice before class.)

Class 3

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Chapter 2: Color as light
[ A260 Ch02b Color Traits.ppt ] view online
The visible spectrum & electromagnetic spectrum
Wavelengths = hue
White light = all
Selective Absorption
Color in the light or in the mind?
Reflection, Transmission, Absorption, Refraction
Additive Color vs. Subtractive Color
Light Primaries vs. Pigment Primaries

see Interactive Color-Wavelength , Interactive Colored Lights, Newton's Wheel, Waterdrop Refraction, Parallel Refraction,
(Wolfram CDFs)

Causes of color in natural atmosphere:
Why is the sky blue? | Why is sky lighter at the horizon? | Other atmospheric effects
Why are sunsets red? | Why rainbows? | What is refraction?

Review Charting Set I ( A260 Color Charting1 Intro.ppt)
Introduce Dominant/Limitation issues to charting.

Assign/Discuss Charting Exercise II

Announce: Art & Design Mixer
Tuesday, Aug 30th @ 5:30-6:30pm
.
Where? : In the Art Gallery and Art Building courtyard.

— Have ordered your supplies
(if web-ordering, get it done today...really. Supplies need to be here, in class, a week from today.).

— Complete Charting Exercises I:
Fig. 10.23 (p. 165; Rothko)                  (from Color 6th ed. —current text 2012)
Fig. 9.13 (p. 131; Matisse)
Fig. 9.23 (p. 138; Vuillard)
Fig. 10.19 (p. 161; Bonnard)

Blank Basic Charts for exercise/practice (pdf)

— Review Ch 2

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch2 by Chapel

Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Class 4

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Chapter 2: Color basic terms & concepts (cont'd)
[ A260 Ch02c Color & Light.ppt ] view online
Intrinsic Value
Tint, Shade
Local vs. Atmospheric Color (see Plane vs Spatial Color & Local vs Veiled Color)
Analogous, Adjacent
Complementary
Neutral, Near-Neutral, Chromatic Neutral, Chromatic Color

see Color Relationships , Local vs Atmospheric (surfaces),
(Wolfram CDFs)

See Kuler.Adobe.com

Color Value Structure
One Monet vs. another (Rouen Cathedral series)
( A260 Color Charting3 Value Structure.pptx )

Review Charting Set II
Include/Add Dominant/Limitation Notation

Assign/Discuss: Charting III:
Include Dominances, Subordinates and Limited Palettes

Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

Summer in Italy?
See Amy Cox or Stacy Schoen asap about the Summer 2012 Interior Design/Graphic Design courses in Italy.

If you've not bought supplies — get them now!
They're due, here, in class, next class.

Complete Charting Exercises II:
Fig. 9.3 (p. 123) Vinotherapie Spa                   (from Color 6th ed.)
Fig. 5.8 (p. 56) Malevich
Fig. 11.3 (p. 174) Infiniti Ad

Downloadable PDF of blank extended chart

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch2 by Chapel

Color Theory Main Moodle Page


Class 5

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Review Charting Set III

Color Mixing ( A260 Color Mixing1.ppt )

Munsell color notation (HVC) (brief description) (WikiP)
HC color mapping
HV color mapping
Strait Line Mixing
Y-Mixes; Chroma control; mixed primaries; split primaries
1st Mix Set
see Color Mix Triangles ,
(Wolfram CDFs)

Assign/Discuss: Personal Color Map
Assign/Discuss: First Mixing Set

Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

Summer in Italy?
See Amy Cox or Stacy Schoen asap about the Summer 2012 Interior Design/Graphic Design courses in Italy.

••• Painting supplies — have them in class today! •••

Read:  p95-99  Text (Color Mixing)

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 1 & 2 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Read: The Acrylic Book:  p5 to p13.
freely downloadable PDF — select either of these links.
The Acrylic Book
(via Liquitex site)
2007 Acrylic Book (via HU server)
** current assigned reading only ** (a smaller file...only the essentials)

Turn in Charting Exercises III:
(these charts are to include Limited Palette and Dominance notes)
Fig. 3.18 (p. 35) Monet                                                   (from Color 6th ed.)
Fig. 3.19 (p. 35) Monet
Fig. 5.7 (p. 55) Leonardo
Fig. 11.11 (p. 181) Hacker kitchen ad

Downloadable PDF of blank extended chart

Class 6

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Review/Extend Mixing Tactics & Issues

Chapter 3 — Color Perception (pt 1)
[ A260 Ch03a Perceiving Color.ppt ] View PPT Lecture Online
Eye/Cones/Rods (ColorRotate) | Eye, etc.(Handprint) | Eye Structure | Opponent Process | TriChromatic Theory |

Assign online color-sorting exercise.

Work on color mixes...
have today's assignment plus at least half of next class's work done. Have 2 primary mixes done, and at least one neutral set in GOOD condition.

 

Have completed: Personal Color Map & first set of colors of the Mixing Set

Fill out color map with your paint info.
HVC info;
Hue-Chroma Wheel;
Hue-Value Chart

Read: Ch 3, 24-38

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 3 & Ch2 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

First Color Mixing Set:
Mix the first 6 of 12 assigned colors (below) from the Liquitex color mixing chart (p. 78).
— complete any 6 target colors,
— including one of the primaries mixed without using primaries.
— including one set of neutrals (N2, N5, N8) without using black.

Assigned Target colors to mix:
— RP7, R6, RO7, O3, YO6, Y7, YG8, G9, BG5, B8, BP7, P7,
(see p.78-9, Color 6th ed.)
— B2, R3, Y4 mixed without primaries
— N2, N5, N8 without black.
Twice...using two different sets of colors.

— Paint samples on card-stock plates (up to 6 mixes per plate). (target/final color sample should be at least 1”)
— Show source colors in approximate proportions needed to mix target color.
— Label/identify source colors

Class 7

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Chapter 3 — Color Perception (pt 2);
Color Constancy, Northern Light; Color Blindness
[ A260 Ch03b Perceiving Color.ppt ] view online
Color Constancy | WikiP | Chromatic Adaptation | Color Constancy/Land Photog |
Color Blindness | Causes & Incidence | Simulator1 | Simulator 2 | Testing |
Color Blindness (HandPrint) | Online Ishihara test | Brief Ishihara |

see Interactive Colorblindness Graphic ,
(Wolfram CDFs)

Review First Mixing Set

Assign: Personal Prefs Proportion Study & Mixes

Value Staff Plate Intro; Weber-Fechner (p.81)

Note: Exam 11 week from today. (Review Sheet)

Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

Summer in Italy?
See Amy Cox or Stacy Schoen asap about the Summer 2012 Interior Design/Graphic Design courses in Italy.

Complete First Mixing Set:
Mix and prepare samples of all assigned colors. (above)
— complete the remaining color mixes. Turn in all 12 color mixes.
— complete all three of the primaries mixed without using primaries.
— complete the second set of neutrals (N2, N5, N8) without using black — use different source colors than you used in your first neutral set.

Complete the online color-sorting exercise.
Email your results to: GClayton—Color Sort

Read Ch. 3 and review Acrylic Book to p. 13 on basics.

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 3 & Acrylic Book by ChapelColor Theory Main Moodle Page

Class 8

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Note: Exam 1 next class. (Review Sheet)

Chapter 3 — Color Perception: Color Vision in Animals
( Pentachromats | Animal Vision | Clr Vision )
,
Simultaneous Contrast.(pt 3)
[ A260 Ch03c Perceiving Color.ppt ] view online
Simultaneous Contrast
Related vs. Unrelated Color | SimultContr | Simultaneous Contrast
Goethe, Chevreul & SimultContrast
| Simultaneous & Successive Contrast | 6 |
Demo | Several Interactive Examples |

Simult-Square-Star (notes) | Circle-in-square (notes) | Circles (notes) |

pyramid notes grating notes grid1 notes grid2 notes

circle1 notes
(alternate)

Star notes stripes notes checkerboard checkerbd 2 Bulge
 

YouTube

Checkerboard

   
ValueSC note   checkerboard    

Discuss & Assign Simultaneous Contrast examples

Sample Quiz (same format as upcoming exam)
Download the Sample Quiz PDF  |  Slides/Images for the Quiz  |  Answers

Review exam topics — Review Sheet

Crit Value Staff & work on completing it.

Complete Personal Prefs Proportion Study & Mixes

Top half of Value Staff (v. 5-9)

 

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 1, 2, 3 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

 

Class 9

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Exam 1 — (Review Sheet)
1st hour: take exam

2nd hour (approx.): review exam results
When you complete the exam, turn it in and quietly leave class.

Note the "meet back" time...

then feel free to go wherever you like until that we meet to review the exam.

__________________________

(no Moodle Quiz for today )

Class 10

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Final Review of Exam1 Results

Presentation of a Master intro

Color of White:  John Singer Sargent
( A260 PM02 SargentJS.ppt )

Synesthesia intro

Synesthesia Design Intro/Assign

Synesthesia Web Search/Assign (see due work, next class)

— Critique Full Value Staff.

Assign: Create examples of Simultaneous Contrast

— Devise a 1 color that appears as 2 colors example (f9.17)
and
— Devise a 2 colors that appear as 1 color example (f9.18)

You may mix and paint your color selections or you may use found color samples (color swatches, fabric, colored paper, etc.)

Use the format of fig. 9.17 and 9.18 in the text.
Minimum Size: 4x6 example mounted on a 7x9.5 plates.

Note subtle differences in value.
Note moderated chroma ... usually not too high.
Note use of analogous colors in examples here.

Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

Summer in Italy?
See Amy Cox or Stacy Schoen asap about the Summer 2012 Interior Design/Graphic Design courses in Italy.

______________________________


Full Value Staff for crit.
[ it should be finished for critique. Following crit, revisions may be made.]

Create Example of Simultaneous Contrast

You may mix and paint your color selections or you may use found color samples (color swatches, fabric, colored paper, etc.)

Use the format of fig. 9.17 and 9.18 in the text.
minimum size: 4x6 mounted on 7x9.5 plates.
fig. 9.17 aims to make 1 color look like two colors. (9.19 5th ed.)
fig. 9.18 aims to make 2 colors look like one color. (9.20 5th ed.)

Note subtle differences in value. Note use of analogous colors in examples here.

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 1, 3 & 4 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Complete your Personal Prefs2 Design
(small abstract painting/composition using your preferred palette)

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Class 11

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— Ch. 4 Color & Emotion
[ A260 Ch04 Emotion-Psych.ppt ]
Color Associations | Culture & Color | ChromaTherapy
a playful & bizarre video on color & emotion.

Master Colorist — Frank Lloyd Wright ( A260 PM01 FLWright.ppt)

Discuss Pres. of a Master requirements
Sign up for Presentation days.

Synesthetic Response Project — discuss

— Critique/Turn In Full Value Staff.

— Crit/Review Simultaneous Contrast Examples.
Which solutions create the most effective "change of color"?
What traits of the figure-ground color combinations were most effective?

Value Staff turn in for grade

Simultaneous Contrast Examples — present/turn in by end of day.

Explore Synesthesia on the web. (see Synesthesia)

Send me an email (Gclayton@harding.edu) with:
a) a link to an interesting site or video on synethsesia.
b) a brief description of whatever is interesting, amazing or thought-provoking about the site you’ve found.
Tell us which ones are worth watching...and why? ( rank it 1-10..."10" being absolutely, "must see." )
Help us figure out which ones to watch, and which ones to skip.

and (looking ahead to your creative-response piece)
c) a title/musician/composer of a piece of music that YOU respond to strongly. Find a piece that you might be able to "depict" via color and abstract form — a synesthetic interpretation.

Note: YouTube has a LOT of interesting synesthesia content — and since sound and imagery are available, you can often get closer to the synesthetic experience. Find something the rest of us should see…hear…experience! (also, we can quickly load, view & listen in class)

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 4 & 2 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

 

Class 12

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— Review/Crit/Submit Simultaneous Contrast Samples &...

—Intro Intrinsic Value Plate

— Ch. 4 Color & Emotion (cont'd)
[ A260 Ch04 Emotion-Psych.ppt ]

— Intro to Luscher's Color Personality Test
[ A260 Ch04 Assign Luscher.ppt ]

Note "Full Luscher Color Test" for iPhone/iPad.

Graphic Design: Color & Package Design Color Packaging Quiz

Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

_______________________________


— Synesthetic Response Design — send/bring a YouTube link, CD or MP3 so that we can hear a portion of your music... (YouTube links are best since we can easily load/listen in class)

Explore music preferences and favorite for Synesthetic-response design.
Basically, fine a piece of music that inspires, moves you...takes you to another place. Find a piece of music that almost makes you see forms and colors and movments — a piece that you could interpret visually, with color.
(not required for today...)
Find a YouTube link or bring a CD or MP3 so that we can hear some of your selection.

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 4 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

— Presentation Topics: Email 3+ possible topics for your Presentation of a Master.
- For each, describe briefly why you think this artist/designer might be a worthwhile topic. (see Presenter/Topics/Dates)
Notes on selecting a presentation topic.

 

[In Class: Sign up for Presentation days if you didn't sign up last class. (see Presenter/Topics/Dates)]

[F10 - turn in Value Staff & Simultaneous Contrast examples ]

 

Class 13

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— PM: Pentagram ( A260 PM03 Pentagram Design.ppt )
Pentagram is the world's largest independent design consultancy.
Home Page | Exhibition Design | Arch & Interiors |


Ch. 4 Color & Emotion (cont'd)
Luscher's Color Personality Test
[ A260 Ch04 Luscher.ppt ]
Note "Full Luscher Color Test" for iPhone/iPad.

Synesthetic Response topics and sketches.

Intrinsic Value Plate cont'd
Crit cool side & begin warm side.

Presentation of a Master questions.
— Post dates for Presentations


 

Intrinsic Value Plate
         — get the new/2nd value staff created.
              Give special attention to maintaining consistent value transitions in values 5-9.
         — get 1/2 of the cool hues completed.

 

— Synesthetic Response Design — Have 3+ color sketches (paint, colored pencil, pastel, collage) in response to your music.
If you've not yet sent a YouTube link to your music, send it. OR have a CD or USB with the song, or, at worst, and MP3 player (with a standard 3mm headphone jack.)



Intrinsic Value Staff — Cool Side and value staffComplete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 4 & 3 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page



Complete the online Color Quiz: email results and your commentary on the results to gclayton@harding.edu
...the best online version of the Luscher test that I've found is at: www.colorquiz.com
...or try another version of the online test at linked at the bottom of: www.viewzone.com/luscher.html

http://www.kahome.co.uk/cgi-bin/lschr.pl

NOTE: this site's results are keyed differently. The analysis rules may be more elaborate than the prior online versions. Try both sites and compare results.


Class 14

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Ch. 5 Composition (pt1)
[ A260 Ch05a Color Composition ]

— PM Van Gogh's flesh tones
Color across the w
[ A260 PM05 VanGogh Flesh.ppt ]

Review/Crit Synesthetic Designs. Photograph work.

Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

FALL '10 — If you've completed 15 hrs of art/design courses and have not yet completed your Sophomore Portfolio Review, you need to sign up for next week's review (Art Dept/ Main Office). Talk to your advisor if you have questions.

Synesthetic Response Design
Concept for full size version — Crit/discuss

Intrinsic Value Staff — Cool Side and value staff completed.

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 5 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Intrinsic Value Staff — complete For Crit

Class 15

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Ch. 5 Composition (pt2)
[ A260 Ch05b Color Composition ]

— PM: Maxfield Parrish
( A260 PM06 Maxfield Parrish.ppt )

— Intro Complement Mix Plate
( A260 P05 Compl Mixed Neutr Plate.ppt )
— NOTE: 1st Presentations of a Master, 1 WEEK FROM TODAY .

FALL '10 — If you've completed 15 hrs of art/design courses and have not yet completed your Sophomore Portfolio Review, you need to sign up for next week's review (Art Dept/ Main Office). Talk to your advisor if you have questions.

Synesthetic Response Design
Full Size version underway — Crit/discuss

— Intrinsic Value Staff — complete For Crit

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 4 & 5 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

— Intrinsic Value Staff — Turn in For Grade

Class 16

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Spring Break Art Building Use:
Anyone who is needing to work on art projects in the building during Spring Break will need to leave their names and contact information with Bonnie at the main desk, by this Friday.

Ch. 5 Composition (pt3) — Wayne Thiebaud
[ A260 Ch05c Color Composition ]

— PM: Dale Chihuly — contemporary glass
( A260 PM10 Chihuly.ppt )
Chihuly Home | Glass Pieces | Installations | Drawings |
Videos: Glass Blowing Vid (Yt) | Installation Process Video (Yt) | Install Proc - Floats '07 (Yt) | At Phelps (video slideshow) | NYC Botanical Gardens
Small Videos: Chandelier Video (small) |

— NOTE: 1st Presentations of a Master is NEXT CLASS.

 

Synesthetic Response Design mostly completed— Crit/discuss

Complement Mix crit: complete top 2 rows

— Intrinsic Value Staff — Turn in For Grade

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 6 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

• Spring Break •
March 3 - 11

Class 17

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Ch 6a. Color Theorists/PPT (pt1)          View PPT Lecture Online
Pythagoras, Aristotle, Plato |

Color Language Development | Color Wheels & Models | Color Models(2) |
Color History/Theories/Models/Cultures |

Synesthetic Designs: view, listen, crit

Presentation(s) of a Master

 

Synesthetic Response Design essentially complete;
ready for presentation— Crit/discuss

Complement Mix plate crit: 4+ rows due
— 1st Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 6 & 4 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Class 18

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Presentation(s) of a Master

Ch 6b. Color Theorists (pt2)                  View PPT Lecture Online
Aron Sigfrid Forsius | Sir Isaac Newton | Johann Wolfgang von Goethe |
Philipp Otto Runge


Review and Crit Synesthetic Response Designs

Intro Complement Mix set of 4 designs
(neutral only, neutral + HiChr Accent; warm neutral; cool neutral)
A260 P05 Compl Mix Schemes.ppt (professional compl. mix use)
A260 Compl Mix Set F07.ppt (project samples)
A260 P15 4C Samples 05.ppt (samples)

[ — Color Scheme Planning
PPT: Color Scheme Planning worksheet ]

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Complement Mix plate crit: due complete for crit

Synesthetic Response Design completed;
ready for presentation — mounted and/or matted, labeled
Crit
/discuss & TURN IN

[Sp'12 .... next class]

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 6 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page


Class 19

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Presentation(s) of a Master

Ch 6c — Late 19th c. Color Theorists (pt3)       View PPT Lecture Online
Michel Eugène Chevreul |

Look/Listen to more of Synesthesia pieces

Intro Complement Mix set of 4 designs and Nature Study
(neutral only, neutral + HiChr Accent; warm neutral; cool neutral)
A260 P05 Compl Mix Schemes.ppt (professional compl. mix use)
A260 Compl Mix Set F07.ppt (project samples)
A260 P15 4C Samples 05.ppt (samples)

[ — Color Scheme Planning
PPT: Color Scheme Planning worksheet ]

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Complement Mix 4-Design Set:
color sketches and scheme plans

Complement Mix plate crit: due complete for grade/TURN IN.
[Sp'12 .... next class]

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 6 & 5 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page


Class 20

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Ch 6d 20th c. Color Theorists (pt4)
Joseph Albers | Albers2 | Albert Henry Munsell | Wilhelm Ostwald | Faber Birren

see Interactive Color Transparency (ala Albers) ,
(Wolfram CDFs)

Study guide for exam (1 wk from today)

Color Scheme Planning
PPT: Color Scheme Planning              View PPT Lecture Online
A260 P11b Scheme to Palette.ppt

Palette Planning problems 1-4 (pdf)

nature study/color sketches

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

nature study/color sketches (first 1 of 6 with proportion study)

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 4 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Class 21

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Color Scheme Planning
PPT: Color Scheme Planning              View PPT Lecture Online
A260 P11b Scheme to Palette.ppt

Palette Planning problems 5-12 (pdf)

nature study/color sketches

Nature-based Color: Assign first 2 Color Studies (of 6 total)

Review for exam

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Complement-Mixed Design/Painting/Series: Color Sketches of concept

nature study/color sketches (first 3 of 6 with proportion study)

Complete and bring to class: Palette Planning problems 1-4 (pdf)

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 4, 5 & 6 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page


Class 22

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Exam 2: Ch 4, 5, 6, 9

teams

 


Exam during 1st hour of class.
Review results during 2nd half. (required)

No Moodle Quiz for today

Class 23

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— Review/Continue with Scheme Planning — review exercises 5-12

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Nature-based Color:

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Scheme Planning Exercises: complete problems 5-12 before class.
Palette Planning problems 5-12 (pdf)

Due: Nature-Color studies — 2 of 6 color studies & proportion studies

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 7 & 3 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Class 24

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Ch07a Subtractive Color, Pigments, Munsell, Pantone
View PPT Lecture Online

Pantone Color-by-Number | MyPantone & Palettes |
Pantone System | Color Fading | Modern Fabrics Fading Worse |

Review Palette Planning:
assign problems 5-12

Nature-Study-to-Palette: extending a palette, and structuring an arbitrary palette.
chart & identify the hues, values and chroma prominent in your source design (e.g. nature's colors)
— extend the charting. See which combinations of h/v/c are missing - the "holes" in the color scheme you have charted.
— extend the scheme to add any hues/values/chromas that might be needed for contrast or other effects.
Simplify. Consider eliminating any hues, values or chromas that overly complicate the scheme. If two or more traits are very close, simplify to a single trait.

— Decide on dominances and subordinates — select general proportion issues for your composition.

Assign: Proportion Studies — 2 sets of six variations (12 total)

Pigments | Color-by-Color |

 

Select your (complementary) hues — you will create a warm constant hue plate, and a cool constant hue plate.
You can do them as two separate plates, or as one continuous section of the Munsell 3D color model.

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Due: Nature-Color studies —4 of 6 color studies & proportion studies

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 7 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Complement-Mixed Design/Painting/Series: Full Scale- One design in final materials for crit

Class 25

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Ch07a Subtractive Color, Pigments, Munsell, Pantone

Ch07b Subtractive Color               View PPT Lecture Online
    Natural Pigments

— Intro Constant Hue Plates
— Work on Constant Hue plate.
(see assigned Hues)

(* have painting supplies with you, in class *)

— Presentation of a Master ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Due: Nature-Color studiesset of 6 color studies and first set of proportion studies — can work in class.

4-Scheme Composition (Nature-based or Complement Mix palette):
Due: concept sketches/studies
( 4-scheme set examples/notes )

Due: Complete and bring to class: Palette Planning problems 5-12

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 7 & 5 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

 

(* have painting supplies with you, in class *)

Class 26

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Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

Ch07b Subtractive Color               View PPT Lecture Online
    Natural Pigments

— Work on Constant Hue warm plate.(see assigned Hues)

— Sketches and ideas for your 4-Scheme design based on the expanded palette of colors derived from your nature color studies.

(* have painting supplies with you, in class *)

Announcement:
Going to see the art, design and architecture in Chicago?
Check out the trip info.


— Presentation of a Master: (Last presentations) ( Presenter/Topics/Dates)

Due: Nature-Color studiesboth sets of 6 color studies and proportion studies (12 proportion studies total; mounted) — can work in class.

4-Scheme Composition (Nature-based or Complement Mix palette):
Due: Either have your final design under way, or have an approx. 1/4 size color sketch of final concept.
( 4-scheme set examples/notes )

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 6 & 4 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Due: Constant Hue Cool: 3 rows (near intrinsic value row) completed.

(* have painting supplies with you, in class *)

Class 27

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Sign up for the Spring Art & Design Chicago Trip

Ch07c Subtractive Color               View PPT Lecture Online
     Print Gamuts
( A260 Ch07c Subtr PrintGamut.ppt )

— Sketches and ideas for your 4-Scheme design based on the expanded palette of colors derived from your nature color studies.

Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign Color Strategies
Notes on Kuler.Adobe.com

— Review Scheme Planning problem

Announcement:
Going to see the art, design and architecture in Chicago?
Check out the trip info.

Constant Hue Cool:
Due: Plate 1/2 complete (see assigned Hues)

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 7 & 2 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

4-Scheme Composition (Nature-based or Complement Mix palette):
Due: Roughly 1/2-completed, for crit.
"Palette Expansion" notes.
Discuss final revisions/touch-ups.

Due: 2 assigned Color Scheme Planning problems
#5: Split Complement; Hue: YO dom; RRV/BBG subord; Value: 7-dom/4; Chroma Mid-dom/High
#6: Split Complement: Hue RV dom; GYG, GBG; Value 4 dom/7; Chroma Mid-dom/Low

Class 28

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Moodle Makeup Quizzes

If you have missed quizzes or would like to try to improve your grade on your quizzes, you can take any or all of these MakeUp Quizzes.  
These are voluntary — you do not have to take these MakeUp Quizzes.  
Good scores on these quizzes will replace low scores on earlier quizzes...or missed quizzes.  If your existing quiz scores are better than the score you earn on a MakeUp Quiz, then you will keep the better existing quiz score — thus, if you take these MakeUp Quizzes, your overall quiz score will either improve, or, at worst stay the same.

— Each quiz has 10 questions.
— Each quiz will be limited to 15 minutes.
— Each quiz may be taken ONCE  — not the usual 3 attempts.  Thus, its smart to skim over the chapters before beginning these quizzes.
— These quizzes may be completed as late as midnight on Sunday, the day before Final Exams begin.

 

Ch08 Light Mixtures, Color Calibration    View PPT Lecture Online

see CIE interactive demo , Gamma Correction,
RGB ColorMatch* Try specifying colors in RGB
HSV vs RGB* See how hue, saturation and value are modeled in RGB
3 Color Spaces*, CMYK vs RGB,
Color Angles Explore pairs of colors according the the "angle" between them.
(Wolfram CDFs)

CIE-L*A*B*-System | Munsell vs. CIE Interactive | Munsell Gamut Mapping (tech) |
Color Conversion formulas (tech) | Measuring Color |

Color Management Links
read: Color Management Essentials in Photoshop
[device-dependent color....two major color models — RGB & CMYK)...RGB color model (16.7 million colors)...range of color ( a gamut )...WYSIWYG...device independent color...color profile (a.k.a. an ICC profile)...your working color spaces...keep your computer desktop a neutral gray...keep your lighting as consistent as possible...keep a swatch book (or two) handy...Don't make a decision based on what you see on-screen...use the best service bureau and printer in your area...test your workflow...Calibrate your monitor and create an ICC profile of your monitor...consider a hardware/ software calibration package...warm up monitor for at least an hour...Photoshop's Adobe Gamma utility...Mac's Display Calibrator Assistant...]

Notes/Links on Illustrator Live Color tools

— Complement Mix (or Nature Study) Design: apply scheme planning concepts to these 4 designs.
Plan and chart the 4 scheme
s that you are using.

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 8 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Constant Hue Plate:
Due: Plate complete for crit (see assigned Hues)

4-Scheme Composition (Nature-based or Complement Mix palette) -
Due: Effectively completed; for crit.
Discuss final revisions/touch-ups.

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Review for final test
(for Fall '10)

Moodle Makup Quizzes now open.

Turn in all work/projects/exercises for grade.
No late work accepted after 5pm today.

Ch08 Light Mixtures, Color gamuts... (pt2)
      View PPT Lecture Online

— Ch10 Color in the history of Ar
Personal Prefs II

Discuss Final Exam Time Options:
See notes for Class 30, below. 

*** Spring 2012: Regularly Scheduled Exam time appears best
Be here Thursday at 8 a.m. ***

      
     

review palette planning techniques.
Palette Planning problems 1-4 (pdf)
Palette Planning problems 5-8 (pdf)
Palette Planning Solutions (several) (pdf)

Due: Constant Hue Plate for Grade
Turn in completed for grade.(see assigned Hues)

We'll discuss final touch-up of Const Hue charts. We'll likely have some time to paint Const Hue in class, following crit of Const Hue Charts.

Complete online/Moodle Quiz on Ch 7, 8 & 9 by Chapel
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Due: 4-Scheme Composition (Nature-based or Complement Mix palette)
Be sure you have planned and charted the 4 schemes that you are using:
— repetition of value, and...
— repetition of chroma?
— does each design have its own well-established dominant hue, dominant value and dominant chroma?

Include charting for each design, demonstrating the unifying color traits you've designed into your color selections.
— Complete Self-Crit Sheet
which includes charts for each scheme.

Due: Nature Studies (6 studies. 2-sets of 6 proportion studies).
If you've not already turned them in, turn them in with your 4-scheme designs. Crit/Charting Sheet.

Personal Prefs II: Underway with color sketches and chart (scheme plan)

Due: Scheme Plan #16 (with color proportion study)

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[No 30th class in Spring semester.]

Review for final test
(for Fall '09)

Final Exam Time Options:
alt:                    Tuesday @ 10:30am
1pm Class:    Tuesday @ 1:30pm
10am Class:  Wed @ 10:30am         
 [note: 1pm class examwas scheduled for Thurs @ 10:30am. You voted for Tues 10:30)]

review palette planning techniques.
Palette Planning problems 1-4 (pdf)
Palette Planning problems 5-8 (pdf)
Palette Planning Solutions (several) (pdf)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


4-Scheme composition may be turned in by noon on Tuesday (Final's week). — Complete and attach Self-Crit Sheet

All other work is due by tomorrow at 3pm (Friday)...including any assignments not turned in earlier for which you want a grade.

NO MOODLE QUIZ is scheduled for today. However, check on...MAKEUP QUIZZES — check the Main Moodle Page for info taking makeup quizzes this week!
Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Due: Scheme Plan #17 (with color proportion study)
Personal Prefs II: Complete (turn in)

NOTE: check through the work you've done this semester and make sure that all plates and exercises are turned in.

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Final Exam Time Options:

1pm Class:    Tuesday @ 1:30pm10am Class:  Thursday @ 8:00am (scheduled exam time)        
 alt:                    Tuesday @ 1:30 pm (if class vote confirms, we meet at this time.)

Email professor indicating the time you'll take the final.

Final Exam Review Sheet

Scheduled Exam Times:

Thursday @ 8:00 a.m.

[alt: if class chooses — Tuesday @ 1:30p.m.]

 

Color Theory Main Moodle Page

Class Topics and Activities

Requirements
• readings • supplies • due dates

                 

Greg Clayton
2D Design
Color Theory

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