Marks in Time! One Day Workshop with Laurinda Phakos O’Connor


  • $140.00  -  Non Member
  • $125.00  -  Member


Saturday, July 17
From 9am-4pm


In this fun and supportive day of painting, we will deconstruct, interpret, and let go through gesture, value, composition, color, and mark making. We will start the day with a demonstration, do some “stretching” exercises, and build our scene using everything we have! There will be new approaches to try, boundaries to push, and plenty of individual instruction as we make the scene ours. This class is for intermediate to advanced students using soft pastels, oil, or acrylic paints.

This class meets in the Owl Hall on the main level of the Education Wing.



• Bring your soft pastel, acrylic, or oil supplies • For our morning beginning exercises, you will need at least 3 small surfaces (4x6, 6x6, 5x7, or whatever you prefer). These surfaces need to be able to handle wet media if you are using pastels (Uart, ArtSpectrum, Pastelmat, or hand gessoed surface). They can be boards or any paintable surface for oil and acrylic painters. • At least 1 Larger surface to work on, your choice, but at least 9x12. Can be square, but bigger is key. Acrylic and Oil painters can bring bigger canvases. Whatever you are comfortable. Pastelists need Uart, ArtSpectrum, Pastelmat, or hand gessoed surface. • Photographic references


Additional Supplies • Alcohol for underpainting (for use with soft pastels) • Any Black ink (Yasutomo Liquid Sumi Ink is waterproof when dry) • Magnum Black Sharpie (if you have it) • Black Tombow marker, or a brush/drawing marker (optional, I use to draw with) • Watercolors or liquid inks • Watercolor brush • Paper towels • Sketch paper/vine charcoal • Masking or artist tape (no blue, yellow, or green painter’s tape) • Back board such as foam core to attach surfaces while you work • Glassine or document bags to protect work on the way home • Lunch and drink.

The safety of our students, teachers, patrons, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority.  We continue to make adjustments to keep everyone safe for in-person classes at the Cultural Center. To ensure the safety of those around you, we ask that you follow any standing CDC guidelines while at the Cultural Center. Thank you!



As a pastel artist, I strive to let simplified strokes of color and line create a path into a scene and moment in time. I push myself to capture the sense I feel from the landscape as well as to create the up-close excitement of color, texture, and expression on the surface of my paper. ART INSTRUCTOR Milton Art Center • North River Arts Society • South Shore Art Center • St. Mary of the Hills School, K-8 Workshops throughout New England ART MEMBERSHIPS Signature Member, Pastel Society of America • Signature Member, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod MA Copley Artist, Copley Society, Boston • Gallery Artist, South Shore Art Center, Cohassett MA PUBLICATION February 2021 Feature Artist in Pastel Journal Magazine GALLERIES REPRESENTED BY Copley Society, Boston • Francesca Anderson Gallery, Lexington • N.W. Barrett Gallery, Portsmouth NH • The Lakes Gallery at chi lin, NH EDUCATION MFA Boston University | BFA University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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