October 8 & 9
10am-4 pm EST
Instructor: Mia Bergeron
The purpose of this workshop is to expand and build upon a beginner’s understanding of oil paint. The class will focus on the use of color through a limited pallet, painting from a still life, and painting from a reference photo. In both approaches students will learn how to lay-in their painting, then work towards a finished piece. Each class will be broken down into an introduction and a demo followed by plenty of time for students to work on an assignment with the instructor available for specific questions as they arise. It is a perfect class as a follow up to an oil painting 1, any foundations in oil paint class or anyone wishing to brush up on their experience with oil painting.
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About the instructor:
Mia Bergeron is a classically trained oil painter that uses modern techniques and concepts to create layered imaginative works. Imagery in her work often oscillates between the fictitious and the observed in equal parts.
Rooted in her upbringing in New York City with continuous exposure to modern art, her paintings also reveal her choice to study classical painting in Florence, Italy under Charles H. Cecil in her twenties. Heavily influenced by historical artists such as Diego Velázquez, Titian, Anthony van Dyck, and John Singer Sargent, her paintings are also shaped by contemporary artists such as Alex Kanevsky, Ann Gale, and Adrian Ghenie.
For Mia, the process of making paintings is similar to meditation. Each painting is the listening and contemplating of the surrounding world. The minutes at the easel are similar to focusing on the breath- there are times when the scrutiny is welcomed and quiet, and other times when the mind is loud and unintelligible. It is this dynamic contrast that is at the center of Mia’s paintings. This dualistic nature of life is what pushes and inspires her work.
Mia has been published numerous times in international magazines. Her painting “Tranquil Ghosts” was the cover image for the January 2022 Issue of American Art Collector Magazine. She continues to teach workshops at Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga. She and her husband, artist John McLeod, live in Red Bank.