Instruction & Lectures

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Instruction & Lectures

I am always happy to teach, or talk, color theory and color science, to individuals or groups. For lectures, any group size is fine; for hands-on workshops, I generally limit group size to 8; more than that can make it difficult to give participants much individual attention.

The material I cover is the Munsell Color System, the science behind color and vision, and the Graydon Parrish bracketing method of color mixing, which he also teaches (of course) and he and I teach jointly through The Classical Lab.

Classes

I teach at the Wethersfield Academy for the Arts in Wethersfield, CT. Regular classes include Bargue drawing, human anatomy for artists, and color theory. See the school website for more information.

Lectures

I have two versions of a general color science and color theory workshop for painters: a highly-condensed 30-minute version, and a more relaxed 2-3 hour version. It consists of a slideshow and some demonstrations, and has never not been followed by a lively Q&A that goes until everybody’s tired.

Workshops

I also do a one-day hands-on workshop for painters, starting with the short-form lecture overview of color science and the Munsell color system, and covering hands-on color mixing in oil paint. Students are taught to individually consider and target the three attributes of color: hue, value and chroma, and the Graydon Parrish method of how to mix any color by isolating and bracketing those attributes.

Students seeking more in-depth instructions on these subjects should attend the longer courses, ranging from 1-3 weeks, taught and led by Graydon Parrish and The Classical Lab. See graydonparrish.com for more information.