Decorative Folk Art Painting

Learn traditional tole painting techniques with instructor Paul Eppler.

Type:In-Studio Workshop
Level:Beginner (limited artistic experience)


Learn traditional tole painting techniques including vine and floral designs associated with this timeless form of folk art. In your first session you will be introduced to the history of tole painting, basic brushstrokes and practice dual value brush loading control and mixing colours. In the second session, each participant will apply their tole painting technique to decorate a sketchbook cover. If time permits, participants can explore these techniques on traditional materials such as wood and tin.

Pre-requisites: Basic painting skills, mixing and brush control.
Materials: List (see below)
Please note, this is an in-studio program.
Masks not required, but appreciated.
In-studio capacity will be limited to 15 participants.
Please familiarize yourself with our Health & Safety Protocols.
By registering you confirm you understand and agree to abide by required protocols.

Instructor - Paul  Eppler

Instructor - Paul Eppler

Paul Eppler is a true Niagara native, calling Niagara-on-the-Lake home most of his life. He credits his love for the art, theater and music from his primary and secondary education in Niagara District.