Poetic Still Life


October 6 & 7
10 am-4 pm
Instructor:  Mia Bergeron

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October 6 & 7
10 an-4 pm
instructor:  Mia Bergeron

Still life paintings can say just as much about an emotion as a portrait or figurative painting.  In this class, Mia will discuss how to set up a still life that leads to more questions than what the eye first sees. She will discuss picking objects that lend to storytelling,  how to light the subject matter in a way that is fitting for the mood and technical painting questions that inevitably arise.  Mia will provide the still life set ups- everything from bones and birds to vintage toys and sweets.  All levels are welcome!

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Feel free to bring your lunch or enjoy plenty of dining options nearby.  For students traveling to Chattanooga, let us know if you need help with accommodation recommendations.  We are happy to help!

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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.