Class materials and homework assignments
Week 1, August 31
View homework submitted for Assignment 1: Illusion of a colored film
Week 2, September 7
View homework submitted for Assignment 2: Illusion of a veil
Week 3, September 14
View homework submitted for Assignment 3: Volume color
Week 4, September 21
View homework submitted for Assignment 4: Illusion of a white light
Week 5, September 28
View homework submitted for Assignment 5: Illusion of colored light
Week 6, October 5
View homework submitted for Assignment 6: Appearance of translucency
Week 7, October 12
View homework submitted for Assignment 7: Exploiting visual phenomena
Week 8, October 19
Free color studies
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Course description – Color Relationships 2, Visual Phenomena
The visual phenomena which bombard our senses in daily life are generally received without much thought as to why they appear as they do, or how we perceive transparency, light and shadow, distance and depth. On the other hand, artists seeking to recreate these phenomena must first recognize the phenomena, understand why we see them as we do, and then find the means to communicate this information visually through any number of media.
The classes in this series deal with the visual phenomena of films, veils, volume color, white light, and colored light; and related topics in perspective, reflection, and surface. We will explore how we perceive these phenomena, and what strategies must be developed in order to recreate them in our media. We will rely on objective observation, hands-on experimentation, and homework studies to develop the observational and problem-solving skills needed by an artist. Manipulating color, value, shape, and position, the artist becomes a magician, conveying illusions of real or imagined objects and worlds.
We will build on concepts and tools from Color Relationships 1, using Adobe Illustrator and drawing heavily on objective observation and critique, hue and value discrimination, and arrays.
Schedule and cost: This is an eight-week course, covering the visual phenomena of films, veils, volume color, white light, and colored light; related topics in perspective, reflection, and surface; and applying color concepts in your own work. Class will meet for 3 hours weekly on Wednesday mornings, 9 am – noon, on August 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, and 19 at Dick’s studio in Kula. The tuition fee is $480.