Frank_Duveneck_-_Portrait_of_a_Lady

Master Copy Class : Frank Duvenek

$280.00

June 29 & 30
10 am-4 pm
instructor:  Mia Bergeron

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June 29 & 30
10 am-4 pm
instructor:  Mia Bergeron

Copying a masterwork is one of the best exercises one can do in their painting practice.  In this two-day workshop, students will paint a copy of “Portrait of a Lady” by Kentucky-born artist, Frank Duveneck.  Duveneck is one of the slightly lesser known Masters of oil painting, though loved and respected by many painters today. Born in 1848, Duveneck spent his early years studying the works of Dutch master Frans Hals, which is apparent in his large brushstrokes and love of thickly applied paint. Little is known about Duveneck’s palette, so for this class, Mia has chosen to use a combination of Frans Hals’ historical palette, and the colors used by Duveneck’s peers at the time. Mia will spend time demonstrating, and helping students work with value, drawing, color, and mixing. We will be working from life-sized high-quality prints of Duveneck’s “Portrait of a Lady”.  Previous familiarity with oil paints is recommended.

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.