Color Lab IFRJ: practical color exercises for fashion courses

  • Milena Quattrer Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Belford Roxo, Brazil
  • Welton Fernando Zonatti Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Belford Roxo, Brazil
  • Anna Paula Silva Gouveia University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil
Keywords: Color Education, Color Literacy, Practical Exercises, Fashion Design, Doll

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Milena Quattrer, Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Belford Roxo, Brazil

Milena Quattrer - PhD in Arts (2019) at University of Campinas, IA UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil). Master of Arts (2013) at University of Campinas, IA UNICAMP. Bachelor in Fine Arts (2008) at University of Campinas. Professor at Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Research topics: Color education; Color in information design; Art education.

Welton Fernando Zonatti, Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Belford Roxo, Brazil

Welton Fernando Zonatti - Postdoc in Reuse and Textile Recycling (2017) at University of São Paulo, USP. PhD in Sustainability (2016) at University of São Paulo, USP, Master's degree in Materials and Textile Processes (2013) at University of São Paulo, USP. Bachelor in Textile and Fashion (2008) at University of São Paulo, USP. Bachelor in Arts (2017) at Centro Claretiano. Professor at Federal Institute of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Research topics: textile technology, fashion ecodesign, materials/processes for reuse and textile recycling.

Anna Paula Silva Gouveia, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

Anna Paula Silva Gouveia - Architect (1986) and PhD (1998) in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of São Paulo, FAU USP. Professor at the University of Campinas, UNICAMP , Brazil in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Visual Arts and graduation in Architecture and Urbanism. Research topics: Project and teaching methodology; Color and typography applied to the urban landscape; Art-jewelry.

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Published
2020-03-01
How to Cite
Quattrer, M., Zonatti, W. F. and Gouveia, A. P. S. (2020) “Color Lab IFRJ: practical color exercises for fashion courses”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore - Color Culture and Science, 12(01), pp. 57-62. doi: 10.23738/CCSJ.120107.
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Papers