Tole Painting

 Skill Level:  1
Category:  Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies
Original Honor:  2018

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Originating Institution: North American Division


  1. What is tole painting?
  2. Explain the difference between decorative art and fine art.
  3. Name the types of surfaces is tole painting found.
  4. Name three European countries which have tole painting heritage. List what it is called in those countries.
  5. Identify what types of objects are usually tole painted.
  6. Find five pictures of tole painted objects, one in each of the listed categories:
    1. Rosemaling
    2. Kurbits
    3. Japanning
    4. Russian Black Lacquer
    5. American Tole
    6. What types of paint are used in tole painting?
    7. Make a sample sheet/board of basic decorative painting strokes. Include Comma Stroke (right and left), Tear Drop (Slider Leaf Stroke), U Stroke (C Stroke), Flat Stroke and S Stroke. At least two of the strokes should use two paints side loaded on the brush.
  7. Make two of the following, using one or more of the basic decorative painting strokes (including preparing the surface and the final finish):
    1. Tole painted cutting board
    2. Tole painted tray
    3. Tole painted box
    4. Tole painted furniture
    5. Tole painted household item of your choice