Critical Frameworks in Color and Ornament

Parsons School of Design: School of Constructed Env.

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Color and Ornament
Fall 2024
Taught By: Johanne Woodcock
Section: A

CRN: 13006

Credits: 3

How does the integration of color and ornament within an interior shape our understanding of culture as well as shifts in cultural norms? This course will encompass studies in material culture and the cultural purpose of unique or appropriated forms for the decorative across a series of critical frameworks. The course content challenges the notion of ornament as decorative tastemaking or ‘embellishment’ alone. Projects will demonstrate the study of patterns and motifs from various origins and applications to explore how color, ornament, material, and volume support each other in the composition of an interior. Furthermore, students will be encouraged to make connections between course assignments and their thesis topic preparations. This course is one of two courses comprising studies and creative works in color and the constructed environment.

Open to: All Parsons MFA degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Constructed Env. (SCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 1:38am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 501
Date Range: 8/30/2024 - 12/13/2024