Welcome to Color and Design!

Welcome to your online Art 162 – UX1 Color and Design course for the Fall 2015 semester. My name is Akanit Dachani. I am your instructor for the semester and I look forward very much to working with all of you this semester.

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of color design. In this course we explore designers and artists of the past and present for examples of successful visual design solutions. The class is organized into three sections. There are approximately twelve exercises per section. In addition to the exercises there will be four major Project assignments due throughout the semester. A large part of this class is your weekly participation in the class blog site where you will upload your work and give constructive feedback, comments and critiques of others work. Your participation is required and is a substantial part of your grade.

Assignments will be done with Photoshop and also with traditional painting on paper using acrylic paints. Exercises will be due Sunday night before midnight. Late submissions will result in lowering your letter grade for the course.

But for now I just wanted to wish everyone good luck this semester and I look forward to working with all of you.