Topics: Color Lab

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Topics: Color Lab

Spring 2018

Taught By: Helen Quinn

Section: A

CRN: 2448

Credits: 3

Color is an inextricable part of everyday experience in natural and constructed environments. This elective course will engage a series of playful investigations to explore the relationship of human perception and color on surfaces and objects within architectural space. Investigations include: planar relationships, color variations in shadow, daylight and artificial light, and reflection of one color on another. Explorations will involve wet media (gouache) and dry materials, physical models, testing in the light and energy laboratory, and a full-scale installation using healthy lime-based paints. From this course students will gain a deep comprehension of color terminology (hue, value, saturation, complementary, warm vs. cool); learn to create and present dynamic palettes; explore white as the dominant color for interior spaces; and strengthen understanding about how the use of color in architectural spaces effects the experience of the inhabitant. Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper-level undergraduate students with permission.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:57pm 5/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 602

Date Range: 1/26/2018 - 5/11/2018