Graydon Parrish: Super Fantastic Munsell Color Course (15 days)

by Matthew Innis |

Super Fantastic Three Week Munsell Color Course

August 7-18, 2017 (10 Days)

August 7-25, 2017 (15 Days)

Choose the entire 15 day workshop or just the first 10 days.

(Enrollment now open, see registration info below)

Hours: 10:45-5:00 p.m Monday Through Friday.

Color Theory and Practice

For most of the history of art, color was thought of as unknowable, the province of only a gifted few.   While great colorists might be born, an artist can gain an intimate knowledge of color space by understanding the three attributes of color…hue, value and chroma…and practice mixing each.

A painter in his own right, Albert Munsell (1858-1918) used the terms hue, value and chroma in his numerical system of color naming.  A numerical system, he thought, was more precise than the traditional names of color like ochre, crimson and ultramarine.

For example, he would describe a certain yellow not as yellow ochre, but as 10YR 5/6 where 10YR is the hue, 5 is the value and 6 is the chroma.

Graydon Parrish’s Super Fantastic Three Week Munsell Color Course

This course will teach both novice and experienced painters confused about color how to precisely mix every color available in the gamut of oil paint and how to apply them to every day painting situations.   By using the color notation system created by Albert Munsell, artist and educator, students will understand the nuances of color, how color has the separate properties of hue, value and chroma, and why artists past and present choose specific pigment for painting problems.    We will explore palette organization, study light , halftone and shadow and learn the important skill of bracketing.    Add to this an extraordinary and racy day named  “Fleshy Friday” when students get to mix the flesh tones of just about everyone, anywhere. This truly is a color class full of eye taxing scrutiny and exhilarating discovery.

Who: Graydon Parrish

Where: Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier, San Carlos (CA)

When: August 7 – 25, 2017

Cost: $1977.65

Cost: $1977.65

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