Spring 2023

Color Study

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-110  |  Chemistry, as CHEM-110


Sonya Y. Clark (Section 01.)
Christopher B. Durr (Section 01.)


(Offered as ARHA 110 and CHEM 110.)  This interdisciplinary course is focused on exploring color through the lenses of science, culture and art. We will study how we perceive color down to the molecular level and how it impacts us as viewers. The course will seek to develop a broad, shared, set of topics that will allow students to weave together scientific and artistic concepts, rather than isolate them. As it is possible to approach color from many different disciplines, we encourage any interested student, regardless of academic focus, to register. A core goal of the course is to encourage a holistic discussion of the topic. Students will be asked to write about their observations of color through art and will have the opportunity to make their own original pieces. In addition, class activities will include lectures, invited speakers, discussion, and a final project.

Limited to 18 students. Professor Durr and Professor Clark.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to seniors, then juniors, then sophomores with a balance of majors.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: The lab style and collaborative nature of this chem and studio art class is better suited to long engagement rather than being broken up over two or three days per week.

ARHA 110 - LEC

Section 01.
Tu 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM SCCE E210


2023-24: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2021, Spring 2023