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May 25, 2010 > Tole painting lesson

Tole painting lesson

Submitted By Lucinda Bender

Fremont Art Association is pleased to announce their June guest artist, Carl Larson. Larson is a renowned tole painter and instructor. He has taught decorative painting for over thirty years and currently offers classes through the Newark Adult School. Many of his students have been taking his classes for as long as he's been teaching.

Tole painting is the folk art of decorative painting on tin and wooden objects. The practice began in Europe in the 15th century, and was brought to America by German immigrants. A separate, related tradition occurs among Scandinavian countries and immigrants, including Norwegians, Danes, and Swedes. German tole painting may concentrate more on metal and tin objects, while Scandinavian may concentrate more on wooden objects and furniture. Patterns in the two traditions vary as well.

Larson is very knowledgeable in the many variations of this art form and generously shares it with his students. His classroom displays a variety of items that he had painted: tables, clocks, trays, cabinets, pitchers, and so forth.

Guests attending this meeting will have a unique opportunity to sit in with the artists and observe Larson conduct his lessons first hand. Guests who wish to participate should bring a liner brush and small filbert brushes, size 4 to 6, to experiment with the various brush strokes. Please bring a folding chair for yourself also.

This meeting will be held at an off site location on Wednesday, June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at McGregor School, 35753 Cedar Boulevard, Room 16 in Newark. The program will end at approximately 9:00 p.m.

For more information please visit

Tole Painting Lesson
Wednesday, June 2
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
McGregor School
Room 16
35753 Cedar Boulevard, Newark

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