10 am-4 pm EST
@ Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Mia Bergeron
This class is designed to further understand how the color, position, and design of light all play a role in how we perceive narratives. Due to the nature of this class being in-person, students are asked to bring their own lighting, and objects, (all materials will be discussed on the first day of class, and links to specific materials like lightbulbs are provided in the materials list) and will be instructed on how to set up their still life on site. Each day, students will be asked to paint the same object twice on separate panels, changing the lighting to see how it changes the visual narrative. Mia will discuss set-ups, color harmonies, color relationships, value patterns, narratives in painting, and simple ways to make objects more interesting to paint.
This class is sure to be a workout for your eyes and your understanding of color! All levels are welcome and some experience with oil paints is recommended.
There will be a one-hour lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own. At the time of this posting, masks, social distancing, and daily temperature taking will be required by staff and students. The class will be limited to 8 students so that we can spread out in our beautiful studio.
Click here for materials list.
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.