November 27-December 18
Instructor: Mia Bergeron
This is an all-out submersion into portrait painting. Students will be working from the same live portrait models on a weekly basis, taking their time to work through the different stages of what it looks like to paint a portrait from start to finish. Mia will discuss lighting, gesture, color and other technical information on how to best approach this elusive subject. Prior use of oil paints is suggested. Class fee includes model fee.
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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.