Critical Frameworks in Color and Ornament

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Color and Ornament

Fall 2022

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: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* 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: 2:26am EST 11/29/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 9/2/2022 - 12/16/2022