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Pastel and WHAT? with Jory Mason

  • Thursday, June 02, 2022
  • Thursday, June 30, 2022
  • 5 sessions
  • Thursday, June 02, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, June 09, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, June 16, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, June 23, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, June 30, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 157 Old Main Street Marshfield Hills, MA
  • 8



A mixed media class in drawing, painting, color, and having fun experimenting with materials.

Class 1: Starting with Charcoal Drawing
Charcoal is the perfect tool for understanding the importance of values. It is easily erasable, quick for gesture drawing, and very compatible with later adding pastel.

Class 2: Underpainting Techniques
We will learn about the best ways to determine what underpainting technique to select for the subject matter. Pastel with alcohol, watercolor, Brusho, ink, acrylic, or an overall color tone. I’ll bring in materials to share.

Class 3: Color Temperature
Let’s do underpaintings that reverse your color temperatures. Where you have a cool area, make it warm but match the value and visa versa. The color choices are up to you. Push it if you dare.

Class 4: Painting from Life
We will either go outside or paint from a still life. We will experience the importance of freeing ourselves from copying photos.

Class 5: Play Day
Bring in any unfinished pieces or special projects you would like to play with.

Materials: (I use Dick Blick online)

  • Drawing or charcoal paper for week 1
  • Uart sanded paper. 9x12 pad. Weeks 2-5
  • 12 x 18 sheets optional if you want to work bigger
  • Erasers, kneaded and Mars plastic 
  • Nitram Soft Charcoal Sticks - Set of 8 assorted
  • 2 sheets of black foam care, little bigger than your paper
  • White or black artist’s tape
  • 1” flat watercolor brush, cheap
  • Soft Pastels: 
  • Bring whatever you have. If you are new to pastels consider Unison Half Sticks, Set of 63
  • Hard Pastels: Prismacolor NuPastel Color Stick Set - Assorted Colors, Set of 24 (no oil pastels please)
  • Paper Towel
  • 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (drug store)
  • Wet wipes
  • Your own photo reference. On iPad or Color and black and white 8x10 prints if possible.
  • Open Mind

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