Fundamentals of 2D Forms - Color and Design II

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Fundamentals of 2D Forms - Color and Design II

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Art, Studio Art, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    AR 1005 - Fundamentals of 2D Forms -Color and Design I

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    Development of a concrete knowledge of color. Illusion, perspective, abstraction on the two dimensional field. Experimental ways of using color. Physical properties of color used to approach different aesthetic choices.

    RATIONALE: 
    Color is approached as one of the major tools in the visual arts. Through different media, techniques and visualizations, the students become familiar with the color spectrum and explore its endless possibilities for the creation of images.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Make use of color correctly to emphasize the impact of an image.
    2. Apply color theory in complex art and design projects
    3. Examine the aesthetic, cultural and philosophical meaning of Color
    4. Formulate a language for the articulation of personal concepts through class critiques

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the College, the following tools are used:
    - Classes consist of lectures, demonstrations, and problem solving sessions, class critiques and discussions.
    - Studios: students are encouraged to use studio facilities for the completion and installation of their works.
    - Media labs: students use media labs for the completion of projects and portfolios
    - Gallery and Museum visits
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture and reading material.
    - Blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.