Course Title: Analyse use of colour in textiles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: VART5905C

Course Title: Analyse use of colour in textiles

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Julia Raath

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9201

Course Contact Email:julia.raath@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Julia Raath - julia.raath@rmit.edu.au

Jodie Stephens - <font color="#0000ff">jodie.stephens@rmit.edu.au</font>

Robin Lambert - robin.lambert@rmit.edu.au

Sandy Darrington - sandra.darrington@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

This course will be delivered concurrently with
VART 5904c Assist in the Development of Textile Designs
VART 5903c Textile Design Influences.

Projects have been designed to link each of these competencies. It is strongly advised that students ensure that enrolment for these courses occurs during the same teaching period.

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to analyse and apply colour theory to the design process for textile products. Students will undertake a variety of project that introduce them to the world of colour in textiles. Projects will be applied into design courses and will simulate industy  applications.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTD4012A Analyse use of colour in textiles

Element:

1 Analyse effects of colour used in textiles

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Effects of colour dimensions are examined.
1.2 Relationship of colour theory to textile design process is identified.
1.3 Visual or optical effects of colour are analysed.
1.4 Samples of textile products that demonstrate different visual effects are collected and compared

Element:

2 Analyse suitable colour combinations for use in textile design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Colour combinations are developed using computer software or manual processes
2.2 Colour wheel and colour charts are used to assist colour investigations
2.3 New colour schemes are identified and illustrated

Element:

3 Consider use of colour in textile design

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Different colour uses are identified and compared for impact.
3.2 Colour forecasting options are investigated.
3.3 Colour investigations are documented for future reference.


Learning Outcomes


 

This studio based course gives students the opportunity through practical projects to demonstrate the following skills and knowledge:


• identify uses of colour in textile designs
• using a given piece of fabric, colour match all components to complement, such as zip, buttons, threads, linings and other appropriate trims
• document colour investigations
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records


Details of Learning Activities

This is a studio based course covering both theory and practical aspects of Colour in Textiles. Individual and group projects will be undertaken in a design studio environment


Teaching Schedule

1.Introduction




Discussion - use of colour in textiles and design – printed, dyed etc.

Slides /Powerpoint
Contemporary textiles in the global market place.
Weave, Knit, Print, Tapestry,                                                                                      Experimental.


Introduction  Materials and equipment,

OHS,
Discussion of the emotive effects of colour
Discussion - use of colour in textiles and design – printed, dyed etc.
Task
Find samples of textiles produced in different ways and using colour in a manner of ways eg: print ( one colour print, 4 colour print etc) jacquard colour weave etc

Personal colour preferences Task – source samples of colour and images that represent what you believe is you own personal colour direction or style.

Group and discuss in view of colour combinations
Assessment

Continuing task , work (visual diary)
Collect colour samples throughout the term colour combinations, paint chips , visual imagery , textile designs                                                                                                                                                                                      
 Visual diary / workbook 
                                  
2Colour no colour Achromatic and monochromatic- 

 scales - major and minor 
Achromatic  And Monochromatic scales

Contrast of tone and tints and shades

Producing depth in design with tints and shades

Various techniques to produce the scales including manual and computer

TASK
Create 9 stage colour scale for Achromatic and monochromatic scale using computer or paint up cut out of magazine etc

Can Work in pairs

Find / produce achromatic design and monochromatic design showing depth and contrast
 visual diary / work book
3mood and intention of colour use

 overview and discussion of
value and major and minor keys –

Colour and tonal Value exercise

task
Tonal values of colours. Choose 6 colours with varying tones photocopy the colours to get tonal values of each colour

stripes and Geometric

 visual diary / work book
4 guest speaker Exercise in tonal and colour
Major keys and minor keys

Mood and intention of colour use

Find or create examples of minor key – low contrast high, mid, low.
Major key high contrast
 visual diary / work book
5 students to undertake self directed researchstudents to undertake self directed research visual diary / work book
 6

 Colourful language-

describing colour

dimentions of colour

Colourful language!
Describing colour –
Dimensions of colour : value,  tone,  hue, chroma, intensity and clarity, saturation, contrast

Choose textile design Analyse colours describe the colour and ‘feel’ of the piece Visual or optical effects may include: size, density, value, visual mixing, simultaneous contrast, motion, texture

TASK
Discuss suitable applications for the design
(work in groups report to class
 visual diary / work book
 7

 introduciton to warm and cool colours

create colour wheel using Itten’s model

Introduction to warm and cool colours

Create Colour Wheel using Itten’s model
Warm Primaries, secondaries and tertiaries using pigments-

Discussion on the emotive characteristics of colour

Paint up colour wheel Collect warm images and include emotive descriptions

Continuation of colour wheel
 visual diary / work book
 8 guest speakerIntroduction to Colour Wheels using Itten’s model
Cool Primaries, secondaries, tertiaries using pigments-

Paint up colour wheel

Collect warm images and include emotive descriptions

Continuation of cool colour wheel
 visual diary / work book
 9

 Colour Schemes

How colour schemes can be used effectively in textile design

Colour Schemes Harmonious, Complementary, Split Complementary, double split complementary Diad,
Triad,
Tetrad, square tetrad
Hexad
What they are how they can be used effectively in textile design

Collect examples of schemes describe feeling of example and suggested use for scheme

Discuss hue families
 visual diary / work book
 10 What is a concept board and relationship to colour and design? Why do we use them?Double Primary Colour Wheel

Explanation of the colour wheel and how to use it

options of how to produce colour wheel
 visual diary / work book
 11 Colour optical illusionsPaint up and Completion of colour wheel  visual diary / work book
 12

 Additive and subtractive colour theories

Light and pigment colours

complex tertiary colours: Mixing colours not on the colour wheels

Goethe triangle and mixing complex colours

Mixing primary with it’s complement
 visual diary / work book
 13 Colour proportionsColour Proportions
Looking at colour proportions and colour inventory

Choose an image for its colour. Break it down into stripe colour inventory create a simple design then using the same colours change the key colours to create new colour proportion
 visual diary / work book
 14

 Colour of Place project

Outcomes:

Tapestry design or placement design interpreting imagery telling a story through clolour and design

Colour of Place –

interpreting imagery telling a story though colour and design
Research
Colour schemes Using info from a chosen place
Take Photographs, collect samples research colour

create concept board with samples and photographs and colour chips
 visual diary / work book
 15

 Colour contrasts

simultaneous contrasts

contrasts of saturation

contrast of proportion

(colour of place) Colour mixing and matching – name colours

From colour of place:
creating and expanding on a palette using tints and shades of colour schemes for more variation and greater use of a
palette
 visual diary / work book
 16 students to undertake self directed research students undertake self directed research 
 17

 Past and present colour trends

researching and resourcing colour palettes

colour forecasting website

Exploration of various colour mediums and creating designs Painting up design using translucent colour

working with translucent colour, ink and mixed media blending yarns etc
Collecting resources and creating concept collage
 visual diary / work book
 18 presentation presentation presentation


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Recommended Reading

1. Allen, B and Cook, M, 'Colour', TAFE publications
2. Walch, M, and Hope, A, 'Living Colours', Chronicle Books
3. Birren, F, 'Principles of Colour', Schiffer Ltd
4. Itten, J, 1970 'The Elements of Colour' Van Nostrand Reinhold
5. Wilcox, M, 'Blue and Yellow Don't Make Green', The School of Colour
6. Krause, J, ‘Colour Index’, HOW Design Books 2002
7. Wong, W, ‘Principles of Color Design’ John Wiley and Sons Inc 1997
8. Bleicher, S, ‘Contemporary Color Theory and Use’, Thomson/Delmar Learning 2005
9. Eiseman, L, ‘Pantone Guide to Communication with Color’ Grafix Press Ltd 2000
10. Zollinger, H, ‘Color A Multidisciplinary Approach’ VHCA and Wiley-VCH 1999
11. Marx, E, ‘The Contrast of Colors’ Van Nostrand Reinhold Company 1973
12. Gerritsen, F, ‘Theory and Practice of Color’ Studio Vista 1975


Other Resources

Students are required to supply some of their own art materials including:

Visual Diary

Gouache

brushes

ART KIT information available in first class


Overview of Assessment

To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Assessement tasks have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner.

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including:

  • visual diary,
  • technical folder, 
  • practical problem solving exersices,
  • indvidual and group presentations

The students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher.

This unit is concurrently delivered with

VART 5905c Use of colour in textiles and

VART 5903c Textile design influences

several assessement tasks will be assessed through combined project work.


Assessment Tasks

Visual Diary: samples, analysis, inspiration, tasks, research, colour schemes, colour mixing, exercises

 Work Book:completed projects including scales, colour wheels, concept boards, croquis designs, colour palettes

Folio to be completed in Assist in the Development of Textile Designs


Assessment Matrix

Elements / Performance Criteria          Visual diaryWork book                   

1 Analyse effects of colour used in textiles

1.1 Effects of colour dimensions are examined.
1.2 Relationship of colour theory to textile design process is identified.
1.3 Visual or optical effects of colour are analysed.
1.4 Samples of textile products that demonstrate different visual effects are collected and compared

    X X

2 Analyse suitable colour combinations for use in textile designs

2.1 Colour combinations are developed using computer software or manual processes

2.2 Colour wheel and colour charts are used to assist colour investigations                                                                                
2.3 New colour schemes are identified and illustrated

 X             X               

3 Consider use of colour in textile design
3.1 Different colour uses are identified and compared for impact.
3.2 Colour forecasting options are investigated.
3.3 Colour investigations are documented for future reference.

X X

Other Information

Design tasks will be set in studio sessions and the details of all submissions will be provided with the project briefs.

Due to OH+S standards students are to always wear closed toe shoes when in any of the studios.

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