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Minnesota

2024      In-classroom classes

Norwegian Folk Art - Inspiration for Art in Disney's Frozen

March 3, 2024

Wet Paint

Stl Paul, MN

In this class we will paint Rosemaling, the folk art of Norway which inspired the art in the Frozen movies by Disney. This class is designed for youth from 12-16. Participants will paint a design with acrylic paint and round brushes and learn about Rosemaling. Paint and brushes will be available for use in class.

Instructor

Julie Anderson

Price

$40

Rosemaling Bowls

April 6, 2024

Paramount Center for the Arts

St. Cloud, MN

Explore the exciting world of traditional rosemaling with professional artist and Vesterheim Gold Medalist Patti Goke!

Rosemaling is a decorative style of painting, traditionally on wood, utilizing beautiful elements of Norwegian folk art. Patti will walk the class through holding your brush and techniques on successfully creating three different designs, with a variety of brush strokes!

Instructor

Patti Goke, VGM

Price

$95

Introduction to rosemaling Gudbrandsdal style

June 20, 2024

North House Folk School

Grand Marais, MN

During this class you will be introduced to the Gudbrandsdal style of rosemaling. Gudbrandsdal style is characterized by twisting and folding leaves of the acanthus plant, a common design ornament. In class we will go over the basic technique and history of this decorative style. We will practice the fundamental painting process using oil paint on paper. All painting materials and basic Gudbrandsdal patterns will be supplied by the instructor. At the end of class, you’ll go home with Gudbrandsdal Style worksheets.

Instructor

Tara Austin

Price

$75

Rosemaling an Acrylic Dala Horse

September 18, 2024

North House Folk School

Grand Marais, MN

In this class students will paint their own acrylic Dala horse. Instructor Tara Austin started making these acrylic Dala horses in 2019. They are fabricated at Northern Acrylic in Duluth, MN. While learning about the history and styles of rosemaling, students will paint one side of the horse in oil paint using either the provided pattern or their own creation.

Students signing up for this class should have some basic experience with at least one style of rosemaling.

Instructor

Tara Austin

Price

$105

Rosemaling: Complete Your Own Project in Any Style

October 25-27, 2024

North House Folk School

Grand Marais, MN

Rosemaling means “rose painting” in Norwegian and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. In this course, participants will be able to bring unfinished class projects they wish to complete (from any class, not just a North House class). There will be plenty of one-on-one instruction and guidance provided. Rosemaling experience is required; this is not a beginner course. Note: the materials fee will vary based on what each student needs the instructor to supply, including brush use. Fees are typically $10-20 if you use the instructor's supplies and paint, and will be payable to the instructor during class. Instructor contact information will be included in your registration confirmation email. Brushes will also be available for purchase.

Instructor

Kim Garrett

Price

$315

Rosemaling Workshop - Tuesdays

Tuesdays - April 2-May 7, 2024

Richfield Community Education

Richfield, MN

Rosemaling Workshop - Tuesdays

Instructor

Shirley Evenstad, VGM

Price

$85

Beginning Rosemaling

Tuesdays, June 4-25, 2024

Richfield Community Education

Richfield, MN

Explore this beautiful folk art that originated in Norway. No painting experience is necessary and those who have painted before who are interested in learning or developing Rosemaling skills are welcome. Students can paint with oil or acrylic paint. The class will cover brush strokes, color mixing and how to paint a design. More experienced students can select a project of their own.

Instructor

Julie Anderson

Price

65

Rosemaling a Fjord Horse

August 1-22, 2024

This class is designed for painters who have taken Beginning Rosemaling class or have experience with Rosemaling. We will discuss design concepts and do Rosemaling on a Fjord Horse shaped item such as an ornament or 3D horse. Instructor will assist painters who want to do their own design work.

Instructor

Price

$65

Rosemaling Plants from the Boreal Forest

September 27-29, 2024

North House Folk School

Grand Marais, MN

In this class students will work in oil paint to create gorgeous leaves and flowers from the boreal ecosystem using the techniques of rosemaling. We are fortunate at the North House campus to share a very similar boreal forest with Scandinavia and the homeland of rosemaling in Norway. During class we will talk about some historical aspects of rosemaling while creating modern forms using traditional brushstrokes. These boreal plant designs reminiscent of botanical illustration will be painted on heavy paper, perfect for framing. If students prefer to bring an unfinished wood piece to paint on, they are welcome. Students signing up for this class should have a solid foundation in rosemaling. Materials: $10 paid at registration covers the patterns for class, and an additional fee of up to $30 can be paid in class depending on materials needed. If a student needs all materials supplied, the total including patterns comes to $40.

Instructor

Tara Austin

Price

$285

Rosemaling Workshop - Wednesdays

Wednesdays - April 3-May 8, 2024

Richfield Community Education

Richfield, MN

Rosemaling Workshop - Tuesdays

Instructor

Shirley Evenstad, VGM

Price

$85

Telemark Bowl

June 20-22, 2024

Terrace Mill Foundation Rosemaler Association

Terrace Mill, MN

Come have fun painting a 14" shallow basswood bowl (#3) from Montzka woodworking, in the Telemark style of Rosemaling. The project presented can be paint as designed, or you can
branch out on your own with/without instructor assistance to make it your own! This class can
accommodate both beginner and intermediate painters.

Class will cover Telemark scroll and flower construction and painting techniques. We will also discuss what to do when your painting does not match the pattern, and how to make adjustments that fit the space.

Instructor

Julie Anerson

Price

$175-225

Rosemaling: Os Style

August 16-18, 2024

North House Folk School

Grand Marais, MN

The Os region in western coastal Norway is known for its fanciful flowers and bright colors, making it quite different from many of the other styles of rosemaling. In this course, you’ll study and practice basic techniques of this traditional decorative painting style. Plenty of one-on-one instruction is provided. Some rosemaling experience recommended; see Hallingdal courses for beginning levels. Students age 16+ may register for this course on their own. This course is open to students ages 12+ if accompanied by an adult. A 25% tuition discount applies to the youth registrant when registering with a full paying adult; call to register. This class will be taught in oils but acrylic painters are welcome. Acrylic painters will have to bring their own paints as they will not be available from the instructor.

Instructor

Kim Garrett

Price

$315

Rosemaling Os Style

October 25-27, 2024

Milan Folk School

Milan, MN

We will be exploring the Os style of rosemaling with its bright colors and lots of line work to embellish the unique design. We will discuss this style along with other styles so that we can see the differences and likenesses of Os compared to many of the other styles of rosemaling. We will be having fun creating this interesting style.

Instructor

Lois Mueller, VGM

Price

$225-240

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