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Palette Knife Painting


Monday evenings
6-9 pm
April 9-May 28
Instructor:  Mia Bergeron



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Monday evenings | 6-9 pm
April 9- May 28
Instructor:  Mia Bergeron

Back by popular demand, and with a vengeance!  This eight-week class is a tour de force in palette knife painting. Students will have the opportunity to work on several paintings throughout the eight weeks to really learn more about the layering effects associated with using a palette knife. Mia will guide students through painting both from photographs and painting from life.  Oil paints are strongly recommended for this class, although acrylics are also suitable. Previous knowledge of oil painting required.  Space is limited to 13 students.

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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.