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    • 08/24/2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mary Alice Warren Community Center - 7632 Warren Pk Dr, Lewisville, NC

    Introduction to Munsell Color Theory and paint mixing exercises:

    When working with color, a new world of visual sensation opens up. Color is an extraordinarily rich tool for artists. It is also extremely complex. Appreciating and understanding what color can do requires comprehensive study. Color Theory explores the characteristics of color following the Munsell Color System following the legacy of Albert H. Munsell and his dedication to helping people communicate color easily and accurately.


    Here’s How Munsell Color Theory Works…      

    Munsell color notation system is based on a three-dimensional model depicted in the Munsell color tree. Each color has three qualities or attributes:

    1. Hue – color such as red, orange, yellow, etc.

    2. Value – the lightness or darkness of a color

    3. Chroma – the saturation or brilliance of a color

    Hue, value and chroma are also referred to as (HVC). The Munsell Color System is set up as a numerical scale with visually uniform steps for each of the three color attributes—in Munsell color notation, each color has a logical and visual relationship to all other colors.

    Students enrolled in this class will gain an understanding of the three dimensions of color and learn how to mix and adjust colors to fit their artistic needs.

    In this course, students will:

    • Increase their vocabulary of color 
    • Learn to mix paint to vary the characteristics of color for design and evaluation purposes.
    • Understand color relationships and color schemes.

    The instructor is Kimberly Varnadoe...

    Kimberly received her BFA in Painting from the University of South Alabama and her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Memphis. She currently works in oil painting as a meditation practice and explores automatic mark making. She enjoys experimentation and feels that art is most alive during the art creation - the final work of art is the record of the process.

    Varnadoe is a retired Art Professor from Salem College where she mentored artists for more than 25 years. She has been a member of Artworks Gallery since 2003, serving on the board, and serves on the boards of Associated Artists of Winston-Salem and DADA, the Downtown Arts District Association. She is a Founding Artist of Artfolios, an online fine art gallery, where her work can be viewed online. She maintains a studio with the Culture WS collective in Winston-Salem.

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