Color is one of the most powerful communication tools for designers and visual artists working in all genres. This course will provide the foundation necessary to understand color theory through lectures, demonstrations and museum visits. However, in this studio lab, the primary exploration of color substance and perception will be achieved through the use of gouache, acrylic paint and a variety of colored materials. RISD’s new Color Lab, with its extensive pigment collection and numerous other color resources, will provide the environment for individual color investigation. Students will acquire a vocabulary to articulate color phenomena, and the means to exploit the descriptive and expressive potential of color in their work. A historical and cultural perspective of color will be introduced to inform ongoing color studies executed in the studio. Research and experimentation result in a personalized color-study portfolio that can inform future work.
Students exhibit their work at Open Studios held 4–6 pm on the final day of class.
June 22–July 28, 2020
Mondays + Tuesdays
9 am–4 pm
Tuition for RISD Alumni and Students $2,380