Course Title: Analyse use of colour in textiles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

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



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 etc 
                                                                                  

 Intro to Course and Assessment requirements


Design Brief – Geometrics
Discussion on elements and principles of design in context to textiles. Stripes, checks geometrics

Task – Lines and mark making –using dry media explore line

Task
Students required to research contemporary samples of geometric textiles and bring samples to following weeks class Photos concept etc 
       

 

assessment: visual diary / work book

2Colour / no colour
Achromatic and monochromatic-


Major and minor keys


discussion of
Value and major and minor keys – INTENTION AND MOOD OF DESIGN

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

 Project brief 1 geometrics
Stripes checks spots, geometrics – one way, two way pictorial historical, column, decorated stylized striped

Print class needs this design work

Stripes can possibly go to weave and knit


visual diary / work book

3DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND ELEMENTS

 task


Stripes and Geometric
Paper cuts exercise

 Task
Prepare geometric with cut paper
Layering elements size shape line major and minor key 3 Examples

visual diary / work book
4 Colour wheels / cool and warm colours Discussion on the emotive characteristics of colour

Warm an cool colours
Warm and cool primaries

 Colour wheels

 Colour wheels

visual diary / work book

5 students to undertake self directed researchstudents to undertake self directed research 
 6

 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

Colour contrasts
Simultaneous contrasts
Contrast of saturation
Contrast of proportion

Double Primary Colour Wheel

Explanation of the colour wheel and how to use it

options of how to produce colour wheel

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

Discuss hue families

 Big colour wheel cont

Colour schemes and exercises
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

 7

 Concept boards,
Colour palettes for design purposes

‘Tribes ‘
personal colour palette

 ‘Tribes ‘ 
research


visual diary / work book

 8 Repeat systems
Basic Repeat systems using grid structures and floral motifs scale reflection rotation directional and non directional design.
Block, full drop half drops, brick, spot
Introduction 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
 Developing themes and textile concepts –
Flower Power Design brief
Florals –floral styles – historical- small large scale stylised
Understanding use of motifs in textile design – printed jacquard knitted
etc
visual diary / work book
 9

 What is the Textile Design Process? One or many? And who is it for?

What who why how do we design? an understanding
Croquis??
Design Ideas
working to a brief

Repeats by hand

 Floral Repeats to be taken to cadFloral Repeats to be taken to cad

visual diary / work book

 10 students to undertake self directed researchstudents to undertake self directed research students to undertake self directed research
 11 Co-ordinates
colourways
Rendering and textural techniques Florals: Paint ups changing rendering styles
Using textural
Task
Paint up section of Swiss repeat duplicated and painted up using different techniques and variety of media techniques
visual diary / work book
 12

 Colour proportions

Presentation of work to a professional standard.
Expectations.

Story Board and croquis presentation techniques

Task class exercise
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
 Floral
Co-ordinates
visual diary / work book
 13 Analysis of textiles
Design Styles
TASK
Exercise in identifying repeats from existing industry samples.

colourways

 florals

visual diary / work book

 14

 guest speaker

mounting and presentation of work

 

mounting and presentation of workisual visual diary / work book

 15

 Additive and Subtractive Colour Theories
Light and pigment

Colour differentiation
Pantone system

Dyes, paints, inks, etc all different

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
 Colour of place brief Designing for creative arts Tapestry /
Placement design what are they where and how are they used single imagery design
Using media creating visual colour mixes
visual diary / work book
 16 Colour and trend forecasting looking at websites, magazines etc

 Students presentation of floral project to class  Students presentation of floral project to class
 17

 Submit folios for assessment

  
    


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

pencils

Refer to art kit


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

Details of assessment tasks and grading will be provided in class sessions

 

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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