Color Lab IFRJ: practical color exercises for fashion courses
This paper is part of a research project called Color Lab IFRJ (Laboratório de Cor – IFRJ, in Portuguese) that aims, among other things, to analyze and propose practical color exercises for fashion courses at the Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro – IFRJ Campus Belford Roxo. One of the main objectives of Color Lab IFRJ was to develop and to adapt teaching procedures to the Campus reality, helping to increase the understanding of color theory concepts for fashion courses. In this sense, two practical exercises called ‘Color Book’, ‘Paper Dolls’ and ‘Jenifer’s Look’ were proposed in order to analyze and to explore the interaction of colors in fashion design. With practical exercises like those, the teacher has taken up important questions of color theory with the students such as color dimensions, color contrast, and chromatic harmonies. These practical exercises provide students with color tools and knowledge that can consciously and objectively be applied in fashion design.
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