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Fall Tole Painting Workshop

Saturday, August 28, 2021

2:00 - 4:00 pm

Only 10 spots available!
Prepaid registration is required to attend!

This workshop is intended for adults and kids 14 and older


What's Included in this Workshop?   

     In this 2 hour workshop with expert artisan Sue Cross, you will learn the basic techniques of Tole Painting! 
     Choose between decorative rocks or a flower vase to create your vintage-style work of art with a modern twist! Yours to keep and all materials are provided!

What is Tole Painting?

     Tole painting is the folk art of decorative painting on tin and wooden utensils, objects and furniture. Typical metal objects include utensils, coffee pots, and similar household items. Wooden objects include tables, chairs, and chests, including hope chests, toyboxes and jewelry boxes.

     With a longer history in Europe (see toleware), in America the practice began in 18th century New England, and was also extensively carried on among German immigrants in Pennsylvania. A separate, related tradition occurs in the Netherlands and among Scandinavian countries and immigrants, including Norwegians, Danes and Swedes. German tole painting may concentrate more on metal and tin objects, while Scandinavians and Netherlanders may concentrate more on wooden objects and furniture. Patterns in the two traditions vary slightly as well.

More About the Instructor!

     Sue Cross is the mother of our very own Jesse Cross, owner of Fort Cross! She has over 50 years experience as an artist, specializing in Tole Painting and Quilting. One of the sweetest ladies you will ever meet!
      You can find Sue at her apple farm in Julian, Crosscut Farm & Orchard, in the fall where she and her husband open for u-pick in the fall!


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