Found Color: Harmony + Contrast
(Due by end of class 01.22.14)
Collect and cut down 1 x 1 inch found color samples. Use Magazines, colored paper or paint samples (for example Behr paint samples can be found at Home Depot). The color samples should be solid colors. Don’t collect any that have a pattern, gradient or other artifacts in them. Make sure you have at least a hundred.
You will arrange and mount a selection of these color samples on the 2 handouts I pass out (letter size paper with two 16-unit grids next to each other). Use a repositionable glue stick or double sided removable tape to mount the samples on paper.
On the first sheet select and arrange the colors according to what you think represents “harmony”. Make two compositions / arrangements that are different from each other.
On the second sheet select and arrange the colors according to what you think represents “contrast”. Make two compositions / arrangements that are different from each other.
Keep the results. We’ll put them in separate plastic sleeves and add them to the documenta- tion folder (see supply list) where you collect your exercises throughout this semester.
Color harmony and color contrast are two important criteria when choosing a color scheme for a project. There are many different arrangements possible under these criteria. We’ll talk about them in more detail by the end of this assignment and throughout this semester.
Total 2 sheets