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100 Strokes: How to Edit & Simplify Painting the Portrait

$280.00

March 16 & 17
10 am-4 pm
instructor:  Mia Bergeron

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March 16 & 17
10 am-4 pm
instructor:  Mia Bergeron

Do you ever get bogged down with all the details in a face?  Are you overwhelmed by the thought of painting a portrait?  Make every stroke count!  Intentional strokes can define and give mood to a painting without being overwhelming.   Mia will help students think about each stroke of a painting and how it can help to structure, define, and carry a portrait. Students will be encouraged to take their time as they paint, considering what they do much before they actually put brush to canvas.  We will have 2 portrait models each day, and students will leave with 4 small portrait studies by the end of the weekend.

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Feel free to bring your own lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options in our southside neighborhood.

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About the instructor:
Mia Bergeron’s interest in art was cultivated early on, beginning with continuous exposure to visual works through her parents’ graphic design firm in New York City. Mia has studied at the Rhode Island School of Design, and has studied and taught at the Charles H. Cecil Studio in Florence, Italy, a small private painting atelier primarily focused on the naturalistic tradition of such artists as Van Dyck, Velasquez, and John Singer Sargent. In May 2007, she was a national finalist for the American Artist Magazine Cover competition. In 2010, she was named one of the “Top 21 Artists Under 31 Years Old To Be Collected Now” by SouthWest Art Magazine. She has served as Adjunct Professor at UTC, a faculty member at the Art of the Portrait Conference in Atlanta, GA and a regular instructor at Townsend Atelier.