Portrait of Emma Zorn Reading | by Anders Zorn | oil on canvas | 1887

Master Copy Workshop | Anders Zorn

$295.00

September 15 & 16
10 am-4 pm
instructor:  Mia Bergeron

 

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September 15 & 16
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 master copy by Anders Zorn, using his palette that has become known as the Zorn Palette.  Zorn (1860-1920) was a prolific, highly skilled Swedish painter. He was a master of using a limited palette, showing the wide range of colors that can be had from a simple palette of 4 colors. His bravura brushstrokes, confident compositions, and immense sensitivity to lights and darks have earned him a place in history as one of the great painters of his time. Each student will be provided with a high-quality print of painting Zorn painted of his wife, Emma (shown below).  Due to canvas size proportions, students will be working from a slightly cropped image of the full painting but will be painting the image in the same scale as the original. Mia will discuss color mixing from a limited palette, ways to get the most benefits from copying a masterwork, and ideas behind some of Zorn’s paintings. This is an especially good class for anyone who has struggled with color mixing on a wider-ranged palette since a limited palette offers less confusing options.  Mia will critique work individually and as a group.

All levels are welcome!

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

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Portrait of Emma Zorn Reading | by Anders Zorn | oil on canvas | 1887

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 is a regular instructor at Townsend Atelier.