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Still Life and Figures: 5 Day Painting Workshop

$580.00

July 29- August 2 ( 5 days)
10 am -4 pm
instructor:  Mia Bergeron

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July 29- August 2 ( 5 days)
10 am -4 pm
instructor:  Mia Bergeron
students need to have at least one year of painting experience
the class will be limited to 8 students

This 5-day intermediate oil painting workshop is for those students interested in going below the surface of an image to weave together a story. Combining figures, florals, and still lifes, students will be guided by Mia on how to organize a painting to say more than what is solely seen. Students will be working entirely from life, spending the first three days with clothed figures, and the last two days from multiple still life setups.  The idea of this class is to work with different genres of subject matter, pushing each artist to explore their own personal voices as narrative.  A variety of techniques will be explored including palette knifing, brushwork, and layering.

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