T JUNE 27 Introduction + Lecture , history of color
Read : Color, Book of Symbols
Listen : Radiolab , Colors
Exercise 1 : 200 word response on objective and subjective relationship to color – due June 29
Purchase : Class materials
Create : Folder titled ‘FIRST LAST NAME’ in course cloud
TH JUNE 29 Lecture , color theory and color systems (Munsell Color Notation)
Read : Color, John F Pile
Exercise 2 : Paint a color wheel, a tone scale and shade scale – due July 6
Assignment 1 : Watch the sunset , take a photos and bring back 1 item. Print and bring to class – due July 6
Suggested locations : Getty Villa, Parking structure roof, Pacific Coast Highway, Griffith Park
T JULY 4 NO CLASS
TH JULY 6 Lecture , artists and designers working with color
Studio: Pulling pigments from sunset photos. Create 4 color palettes : monochromatic, analogous, triad, complimentary
Homework : Finish Assignment 1
T JULY 11 Assignment 1 Due , critique
Lecture , working with color in Adobe Illustrator
Studio : Matching paint and digital swatches, color steps and blending
Guest : Will Davis , materiality of color + history and politics of pigment in 15th century
Homework : Replicate your sunset palettes in Illustrator using the color tool.
TH JULY 13 Lecture, Josef Albers techniques
Studio : Vibrating color, subtractive color, reversed ground
Exercise 3: With your digital palettes, create a series of compositions based on Josef Albers exercises. Submit as PDF. Due July 18.
F JULY 14 Fieldtrip : Underground Museum , Artists of Color
We will meet at Underground Museum at 12:00 pm and then proceed as a group to view the show, then discuss the work as a class afterwards.
T JULY 18 Display of Joseph Albers tests, discussion of techniques
Lecture, storytelling and synesthesia
Studio : Sketching soundscapes, establishing patterns
Assignment 2 : Soundscape as pattern – visit a new site and create a sketch based on the soundscape.
TH JULY 20 Lecture, digital sketching in Adobe Illustrator
Guest : Kelynn Smith , color forecasting and dye process
Guest : Erin Garcia , artist talk
Exercise 4 : Transfer sketch into Illustrator and create 5 different iterations of the composition.
T JULY 25 Guest : Israel Gutierrez, color printing
Studio : Working on final compositions
TH JULY 27 Studio : Print tests + finalizing compositions
T AUGUST 1 Studio : Finalizing compositions + printing
TH AUGUST 3 Final critique