The Illinois Prairie Painters Chapter was formed in October 1975 to pursue the goals of the National Society of Decorative Painters on a local level. The Chapter is designed for students, teachers, and friends of the art of tole and decorative painting.
The objectives of this organization, in common with the objectives of the Society of Tole and Decorative Painters, are:
Decorative painting is a diverse art form utilizing a variety of techniques and media to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces, while tole painting is historically decorative painting on a tin surface. With the guidance of a competent teacher, any individual may learn the techniques of decorative painting and enjoy many beautiful hours of individual achievement, creativity and self-expression.
Chapter meetings are held five times a year and educational seminars are held four times a year. Please view our Membership and Meeting links for information on how you can become a part of the world of decorative painting.