Adele H. Rahte will present free demonstrations at Gallery 440, at 440 Main Street in Rockland, showcasing her style of “painting with paper” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 7, 8 and 9. Rahte’s pieces look like paintings but are actually crafted using torn pieces of artisanal papers affixed to a transparent Mylar base that has been outlined with a rough pencil sketch of the artist’s vision. The papers are made in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, Italy, Japan, India and Mexico and often are infused with organic materials such as leaves, seeds, stems, grasses, bark and fibers. After much trial and error, the artist settled on an organic paste that fuses the paper fragments together without evidence that any glue has been used — resulting in a paintlike appearance of the final product. The paper layers adhere to a stable and transparent backing, which allows light to pass through the work when it is framed between two sheets of glass. Rahte attended Boston University School of Fine Arts and then Parsons School of Design. She lives in New York City. Shown, Rahte at work on “At the Beach” at Nauset Beach.