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Creating Expressive Paintings in Pastel with Jory Mason

  • Thursday, September 08, 2022
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022
  • 6 sessions
  • Thursday, September 08, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 15, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, September 29, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, October 06, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, October 13, 2022, 1:00 PM 4:00 PM (EDT)
  • 157 Old Main Street Marshfield Hills 02051
  • 9



This class explores how some pre-planning can give you the freedom to work more confidently and expressively! When starting a painting, the placement of your major and minor shapes is of paramount importance. What a great place to begin, right at the foundation of a painting. Many artists get overwhelmed by the complexity of a particular subject, We will be starting with the biggest shapes and finishing with small. We will also be delving into focal points, balancing your composition, lead in lines, editing our original scene, and cropping. I find that when I start a painting, if I have planned well, I’m going to finish with a much more successful painting.

Jory has been inspired by a family of artists. Her grandfather, John R. Neill was an eminent pen and ink illustrator, best known for his imaginative work in over 34 volumes of Oz books. Jory moved to Italy for 2 years, there she attended L’Instituto D’Arte in Pietrasanta Italy and had her first solo exhibition. Jory is an enthusiastic artist who has exhibited in Boston, New York, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Italy. Her work has been showcased in “Strokes of Genius 8: Exploring Texture!” by North Light Books, ART Tour International 2019 Winter Issue – Editors’ Picks, The Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, and Biafarin’s International “Children” publication. She has achieved “Master Pastel Painter” status with the International Association of Pastel Societies and is a popular instructor and juror of awards.

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