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Materiality of Color

Course: 
182
Instructor: 
Spring
2019-20
This is a research based, studio art class in which students experiment with ideas and processes, and pursue projects exploring the materiality of color, including social and cultural effects and environmental implications. Following a sequence of short assignments paired with class critiques, students will design and complete their own research-based art projects (in any media) that investigate color as a material phenomenon. Class discussions will address physical, perceptual, psychological, geological, biological, cultural, social, political, philosophical and aesthetic aspects of color in concert with readings, guest lectures, field trips, technical demonstrations and visual presentations. Students will harvest, make and use dyes from plant materials grown at the UCSC Farm and contribute to the ongoing development of a dye garden on campus.