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5 Day Advanced Painting Workshop with Mia Bergeron


February 11-15 | 2019
10 am -4 pm
Instructor:  Mia Bergeron




THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please contact us to be put on a waiting list.

February 11-15 | 2019
10am – 4pm daily
Instructor:  Mia Bergeron
Class will be limited to 10 students

Join Mia in a 5-day painting marathon. Students will be working from large-format prints from a bank of images chosen by Mia. Mia will guide students through starting, set-up, creative process pitfalls, color, value, drawing, and other technical challenges. Students will also work through composition, finishing techniques, and be guided through the framing and varnishing processes.

Each student will work from a very high-quality,  large-scale color photo that will be provided as part of this workshop.  These will be a mix of figures, portraits, interiors, and still life.  Attendees will be responsible for getting a canvas or panel of matching size to the print.

The goal of this class is to treat painting as a professional painter—how to start, what to look for in a reference, how to make decisions that will wisely affect the outcome of your painting, and how to finish a painting without it looking overworked.  This workshop is designed for the advanced student.  Painters who have been working in oils for at least a year will get much more out of this workshop.

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  For students traveling from out of town, feel free to contact us if you need recommendations for accommodations and we will be 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 is a regular instructor at Townsend Atelier.