Spring 2021

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. Spring semester. Professors Durr and Clark. 

If Overenrolled: Priority given to seniors, then juniors, then sophomores with a balance of majors.


Artistic Practice, Fine Arts for Non-majors, Science & Math for Non-majors


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2021