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Techniques for Pastels Workshop with 2022 Art Show Judge Jude Tolar

Jude Tolar is a Master Circle pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Do not miss this opportunity to learn from a master!

Date: August 23-25, 2022
Time: 9 a.m – 4 p.m.

This three-day workshop focuses on various techniques for painting with hard and soft pastels. We’ll work from life and from photos for our pastel paintings.

All levels are welcome, from beginner to advanced pastelists. Many of the concepts and ideas apply to oil and acrylic as well; so, oil and acrylic artists are welcome, too.

Minimum number of students is 3 and maximum is 15

Please register online by August 20, 2022.

Sizzlin’ Summer Special Price!

BAA Member price $250.
BAA Nonmember price $280.

Supply list will be furnished after registration.

Jude Tolar spent her childhood in Coffeyville, KS and Bartlesville, OK exploring outdoors and drawing indoors. But she set aside drawings and doodling for a psychology degree from OSU. Art followed her, though, and led to a long career in graphic design/illustration. Her first art job was as the Staff Artist for the Metropolitan Library System in OKC. Along the way she studied fine art at OU, and wrote and illustrated children’s books.

In her mid-50s Jude turned to pastel painting, working mainly from life and often en plein air. She’s studied extensively with master pastelist Clive Tyler and others. She’s become known for her trees and florals outdoors and glass subjects indoors. When not painting, Jude can be found gardening, hiking, reading, or mowing. She lives in Stillwater, Oklahoma with her husband, their gardens, and a studio full of pastels.

Jude is a Master Circle pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies, and a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and other prestigious art groups. She’s been published in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, Pastel Journal, and Pratique des Arts (France), and on various art websites. Two of her pastel paintings are in the 2018 edition of The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques.

She’s written articles for Plein Air Today/Outdoor Painter and Pastel Journal. Jude’s pastel paintings have won five Best of Shows, plus awards in PleinAir Magazine’s Plein Air Salon and other national and international shows across the US. Her work has also been named to the Pastel 100 four times by Pastel Journal magazine.

She’s shown in many exhibitions and juried shows, and has work in collections across the US and abroad. She gives pastel demos and teaches pastel workshops in various states. A favorite pre-pandemic demo was a Dueling Demo with Anne Strutz at the 2019 International Association of Pastel Societies Pastel Convention, Albuquerque, NM.

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