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Monthly Group Critiques


6-9 pm
Meets Tuesday evening  once a month for 6 sessions
January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 & June 5 & 26
Facilitated by Mia Bergeron and Timur Akhriev



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6-9 pm
Meets Tuesday evening  once a month for 6 sessions
January 9, February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1 & June 5 & 26
Facilitated by Timur Akhriev & Mia Bergeron

Limited to 10 participants.

Group critiques allow you to gain insight from feedback on your work as well as that of your fellow artists.  Join artists Timur Akhriev and Mia Bergeron for a monthly critique session. Participants will be asked to bring 1-3 paintings in progress for critique by both Timur and Mia. Both professional artists will thoroughly look and critique each piece, placing importance on content, technique, and imagery, but will also provide any professional guidance needed throughout this 6 month course. Great for any artists looking for guidance, accountability, and a creative push.

Materials: Your favorite way to take notes (notebook, pen, laptop, iPad, etc.)

About the facilitators:

Timur Akhriev:
Born in Vladikavkaz, the territory where Southern Russia meets Chechnya in 1983, Timur lived with his family until moving from the region during the conflict of 1991. After moving to St. Petersburg Timur began attending the St. Petersburg Iagonson Fine Art School at the age of twelve, where many of the professors studied at the Repin Academy of Fine Arts.  While living in Russia Timur also received private tutoring from Nikita Fomin, son of Piotr Fomin.
After graduation, Timur immigrated to Chattanooga Tennessee to live with his father, Daud Akhriev and stepmother Melissa Hefferlin, who are also Russian trained artists. In Chattanooga Timur attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga studying in the Fine Arts program. In 2005 to further his education Timur moved to Florence Italy to study at the Florence Academy of Art and Charles Cicel Studios of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture for two years.  Today, Timur, splits his time between the US and Europe.  He is skilled in painting all genres of work

Mia Bergeron:
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.

Image cred:  top by Timur Akhriev | bottom by Mia Bergeron