Color is important in any design assignment and taking color and design helped students create and learn about color balance. The assignment was to design concepts: unity with variety, value pattern, radial symmetry. Introduction to the 12-step color wheel and analogous split-complementary color schemes.


Taking this in the summer could of been a disaster knowing that I only had two weeks to create a design, color roughs, create colors and paint an entire mandala. Everything that I’ve done in this class helped me learn everything that had to do with color. I’m grateful that I took the class that required you to paint and learn how to mix and create colors.  My inspiration for this mandala design was based on the artist Audrey Kawasaki. I took various parts of her original paintings and created something completely new.