Color, Vision, & Art
University of Florida (UF) Master of Arts in Art Education
Capstone Research Project (2014):
Color, Vision, and Art: Teaching, Learning, and Making Art with Colorblind Awareness
(see Color Vision Awareness for updates & extension of my UF Research - updated August 22, 2016)
I once taught an art student with color vision deficiency. His mother told me that he likes to draw and that he is colorblind. As I shared painting techniques and color mixing with the class, I felt lost. At the time, I wondered, ‘What should I do?’ and how-to sites on the Internet didn’t fill my knowledge gap: I remained lost. With the recent making of my sketchbook for UF studio work, I thought about vision and wondered, ‘What do you see?’ I saw the colors of my sketchbook, preferring the monochromatic feel of black ink, grey graphite, and blue carbon imprinting. But seeing color is just one part of vision. Reflecting on ‘What do you think?’ through the process of making art, I wondered if what I do will make a difference in how we see color and make art.
Click and view each project to learn more about colorblindness and art education.
Learn & Share
…for educators, parents, learners.
Make a Difference
ART & ARTISTS
…for students, creators, thinkers.
Exhibition: June 25-August 27, 2015
ART, ED & COMMUNITY
UF Research Paper & Project Resources