OSHR 1751 - The Powerful World of Color

  • Noncredit
  • Loveland

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Have you ever stepped into a room and fallen in love with it? Been mysteriously drawn into a work of art? Felt mesmerized by color on a glorious autumn day?

Of all forms of non-verbal communication, color is the most instantaneous method of conveying messages and meaning. We see color before we see anything else - before the brain registers lines, shapes, patterns, or textures. Color is universal, but reaction to and use of color are cultural. Color evokes emotional responses and influences our moods.

Through a host of activities and discussions, we will begin to de-mystify the magic of color. You will learn how and why colors relate to one another and discover countless strategies for using color in more effective and exciting ways.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

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