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helluvawreck

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1064 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: tole painting folk art painting painting wood how to paint wood

I was just wondering if any of you artists know of a site that teaches people how to do tole painting and folk art painting. Quite a number of years back I did a little tole painting and we used it to decorate sandblasted wooden plaques.

In addition to wood burning, I want to learn how to do Tole Painting and Folk Art painting well enough to decorate my wooden projects. I’m looking for a web site that might have classes, videos, or just some real good articles and advice on how to learn this sort of thing.

I appreciate some guidance on sites or maybe a few good book suggestions.

Thanks

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau


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lew

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#1 posted 1064 days ago

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/tole/

http://www.artezan.com/

http://www.toletown.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 1064 days ago

This is a GREAT site for learning all kinds of painting! They have online classes and live classes and lots of patterns of all levels and techniques. The membership is reasonable and you really get a LOT for your money. I just re-joined for my second year. There are lots of top teachers that do classes too, besides the talented girls that put the site together. They are called:

Toletown

Take a look and try the membership for a month if you want (I like that too – you can try month to month to test it out!)

I will also be adding more videos over the fall with painting techniques and I am sure I will announce them on my blog. If there is anything in particular you would like to see, PM me and I will see what I can come up with for you.

Good luck! You will enjoy painting a lot (I hope!)

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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patron

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#3 posted 1064 days ago

never heard of tole painting
so i can’t help much

i do know about wood burning

open the stove
and throw in another log

works every time lol

good for you charles

it’s never to late to learn

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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rcs47

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#4 posted 1062 days ago

You can try the Society of Decroative Painters (SDP) link here.

My wife has been a member for years. Here is the link to all the GA chapters. You might find local classes. SDP also has an annual convention with classes.

Good luck,

Doug

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 1061 days ago

Everybody, thanks for the encouragement and kind words.

Lew, thanks for the links. I’ve looked around on the sites and have bookmarked them.

Sheila, I went ahead and joined ToleTown with the premium membership. I have spent about two hours on the site already and I must say that I’m a little overwhelmed at the moment. There is a lot on there and I’m not sure where to start. Thanks to both you and Lew for the tip about this place.

Thanks, David, for encouraging me and for the light hearted humor.. This will have to be secondary to my woodworking and carving so I’ll have to take it slowly.

Doug, thanks for tip about SDP. It looks interesting and if it looks like the painting might turn into a long term thing I will probably join it. I didn’t see any classes in Georgia thet are really close enough. However, they may have one at the local Hobby Lobby store.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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