OCADU Professor Glenn McArthur to present at the International Colour Conference


Glenn McArthur to present student projects at the International Colour conference in Buenos Aires. 

 
DateMonday, October 14, 2019 - 9:15am to Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:15pm

Location

University of Belgrano - Buenos Aires

The International Colour Association’s (AIC) annual conference is being held in Argentina in October and faculty member Glenn McArthur is showcasing three student projects from his Colour and Two-Dimensional Designcourse. The objective of the project was to encouraged students to think about colour and patterns from specific geographic and cultural locations and how local colour may be used in contemporary design, evoking and celebrating the essence of a place.

The project consisted of three phases: first, students selected a geographic location and conducted visual research on it from both the internet or their own images. Next, they uploaded those images to a colour identification website and extracted the colour information. For the second phase, students were instructed to create a composition that was atmospheric or abstract in nature, using the colour palette they had extracted, which they were then to use as a background for their final design. Additional research was conducted to find decorative patterns from their sitesʼ local environment (plants, animals, built forms, etc.) and then transform it into a contemporary design. For the final phase, students combined their abstract image and pattern into one design and then applied it to either a 2D or 3D object or surface.



AIC - Glenn M
DateMonday, October 14, 2019 - 9:15am to Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:15pm

Website Location

University of Belgrano - Buenos Aires

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Monday, October 14, 2019 - 9:15am to Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:15pm

The International Colour Association’s (AIC) annual conference is being held in Argentina in October and faculty member Glenn McArthur is showcasing three student projects from his Colour and Two-Dimensional Designcourse. The objective of the project was to encouraged students to think about colour and patterns from specific geographic and cultural locations and how local colour may be used in contemporary design, evoking and celebrating the essence of a place.

The project consisted of three phases: first, students selected a geographic location and conducted visual research on it from both the internet or their own images. Next, they uploaded those images to a colour identification website and extracted the colour information. For the second phase, students were instructed to create a composition that was atmospheric or abstract in nature, using the colour palette they had extracted, which they were then to use as a background for their final design. Additional research was conducted to find decorative patterns from their sitesʼ local environment (plants, animals, built forms, etc.) and then transform it into a contemporary design. For the final phase, students combined their abstract image and pattern into one design and then applied it to either a 2D or 3D object or surface.

Venue & Address: 
University of Belgrano - Buenos Aires
AIC - Glenn M
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