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Materiality of Color

ART 182
ART 182 Materiality of Color. 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 design and complete their own research-based art projects (in any media) that investigate color as a material phenomenon. Class discussions 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 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. Prerequisite(s): Three courses from: ART 15, ART 20G, ART 20H, ART 20I, ART 20J, ART 20K, ART 20L, ART 26. Enrollment is restricted to art majors. Repeatable For Credit. General Education Code PE-E