Make-N-Take: Paper-Tole

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Allowed Ages: Over 18 and up

Program Description

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Ever see beautiful, 3-dimensional pictures made with layers of paper and wondered how to do it? Paper-tole (French for "paper layers") is an ancient craft using up to 8 layers of the same print. Selected pieces are cut, shaped, shaded and glued with either foam blocks or silicone glue to build depth. Common themes are flowers, animals and landscapes. Paper-tole can be used to decorate purses with a shadow box lid, jewelry boxes, wall plaques with or without clear plastic domes, or shadow boxes with or without glass. This craft uses simple tools, such as scissors, craft knives, burnishing tools to shape pieces into curves, glue and finishing spray.

During the class, you will make a fall floral arrangement on a greeting card that's blank inside. When completed, the artist may mail it to a loved one or display it on a shelf at home.

The teacher has made and sold hundreds of paper-tole works. She will display some of her examples.

All supplies included in this free class.  Registration required.


This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Rochester Public Library.