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Pastels with Jane Ditri

  • Northport Arts Association 301 N. Mill Street Northport, MI United States (map)

Two Day Class
Tuesday, May 15, 10am - 4pm
Wednesday, May 16, 10am-4pm

Jane states that painting has now become a passion and that she must carve out time to paint every day. Wishing to share her joy in pastel painting, two years ago she began to teach pastel painting. She is represented by the Sleeping Bear Gallery in Empire, Michigan. Her website is and she has a Facebook Page.

Materials List
- Sketch Book and something to take note in
- Kneaded eraser
- Drawing pencil
- Assortment of photographs a landscape, flower, etc.
- Wear old clothes
- Bring Pastels if you have them
- Table top easel if you wish to sit while working

Pastels and sanded paper (used as paper for your work) will be supplied. 
Please bring material cost $8.00 to be paid directly to Instructor

In 2006 Jane took her first pastel class, with Jerry Power, at the Old Art Building in Leland. From that time on she has painted primarily in pastel. Jane is a member of the Great Lakes Pastel Society, the Leelanau Women Artists, the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay, the Pastel Society of the West Coast, the Crooked Tree Art Center and is a Signature Member of the prestigious Pastel Society of America. She has been juried into dozens of shows, including Art Olympia, an international competition held in Tokyo, where she won an Honorable Mention in 2015. In 2014, her painting was selected as one of the Pastel 100 and was published in the Pastel Journal. Her paintings have also been published in two issues in the Southwest Art Journal and she was a finalist in the 2015 Annual Artist’s Magazine Competition. One of her paintings was also selected for the 2014 Manitou Music Festival poster. Most recently, Jane's work was juried into the annual exhibit of the International Association of Pastel Societies, which was held in New York City at the Salmagundi Club in July 2016. Another painting was accepted into the Pastel Society of America 44th Annual Exhibit, “Enduring Brilliance” at the National Arts Club in New York City in September, 2016, where it received the Albert Handell Award in Memory of Flora Guffini.

Earlier Event: May 14
May NAA Members Meeting
Later Event: May 17
Making Art Together