3d Jean Battaglia shows how to create 3-D paper tole art in April 22 workshop. She is seen here with her artwork currently on display at Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery.


3-D paper tole art literally jumps out of its frame.

Virgin Valley Artists Association member, Jean Battaglia, will teach a workshop in 3-D paper tole at the Mesquite Fine Arts Center classroom on Wednesday, April 22, 9 a.m. to noon. This classic art form is the creation of dimensional pictures, made by layering many cut out sections of the same image on top of each other. Constructing a piece of 3-D paper tole is an exacting skill that produces startlingly lovely artwork.

In her workshop, Battaglia will provide background on the paper tole art form, and students will complete a 3-D floral project. Advance sign-up for this workshop is available at the Gallery front desk. Fee for the class, $25, includes materials.

Those curious about paper tole art can see several examples of Jean’s work displayed at the Gallery, including a complex scene of horse riders that is entered in the “Artists and Poets” competition.

Visit the Mesquite Fine Arts Gallery at 15 W Mesquite Blvd, Mesquite Nevada, to enroll for this workshop and enjoy and buy original local art. The current exhibition, “Artists and Poets” pairs visual artwork created to a poet’s theme. The gallery is open 10a-4p, Monday through Saturday. See website and VVAA’s Facebook page. Gallery phone is 702-346-1338.