Color Theory and Beyond: Understanding and Perceiving Color

ART 0926 6.8 Continuing Education Units
Course Level Continuing Education
Description Explores the powerful role that color plays in painting en plein air. Discusses the properties of color and how to create harmonies using various color schemes, such as complementary, monochromatic, and triadic, in order to achieve atmospheric perspective. Explores the impact exciting color has on a painting and the importance of colorful underpainting, the interaction of warm and cool colors, and the power of complementary colors. References the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks in order to make connections to classroom experiences and is designed for all levels of experience.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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