10 am-4 pm EST | via ZOOM
Instructor: Mia Bergeron
This on-line class is designed to further understand how the color, position, and design of light all play a role in how we perceive narratives. Students will need a designated space in their home to set up a still life (instructions will be given the first day of class), and will need to light their still life under two-colored bulbs (links provided to specific bulbs in the Materials section), and natural lighting. 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 color harmonies, color relationships, value patterns, narratives in painting, and simple ways to make objects more interesting to paint.
Mia will demonstrate in the mornings from her studio via Zoom, and afternoons the Zoom room will be left open while students work on their own, allowing them to get online whenever they need and check-in with Mia for any questions they may have. Each day will end with a critique and group viewing of students’ work. This class is sure to be a workout for your eyes and your understanding of color!
All levels are welcome with some experience with oil paints is recommended. Demos will be recorded for participants.
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.