Color Theory Course
Based on the Munsell Color System

Instructor:                                                         Date:
Graydon Parrish                                                June 24-28, 2019 (5 days)                           

Location:                                                          Times:
The MAW Gallery Atelier                                   9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1214 W. 6th St., Suite 202                                 One-hour break for lunch
Austin, Texas                                                     (on your own)

Cost:                                                                 Class size is limited.

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Course Description:

This intensive, five-day workshop will cover the basic principles of how to use Munsell color notation and achieve accurate color mixing with the three components of color:  hue, value and chroma.

• Explore how to apply the Munsell system to real-life painting to improve color rendering and paint handling.
• Improve comprehension of the three attributes of color, allowing for more precise mixing, exact color matching and better color composition.
• Learn how to mix the entire gamut of color available in oil paint. 
• Offered to artists of all skill levels.

The color notation system was developed by trailblazing artist and teacher Albert Munsell in the early 20th century and continues to be in wide use today. Upon completion, workshop participants should realize an immediate improvement of their use of color, helping them achieve their creative visions and artistic goals. 

Instructor Bio:
Graydon Parrish is a classically trained fine artist practicing in Austin, Texas and New York City. He received his MFA in painting from New York Academy and went on to earn an additional BA summa cum laude from Amherst College. Parrish also completed private studies with Michael Aviano and Gerald Ackerman. With Dr. Ackerman, he co-authored the reprint and catalogue raisonée by Charles Bargue and Jean Leon Gérôme that is now widely used by drawing students and art historians. Parrish’s work is featured in museums across the United States and in private collections worldwide.