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Wisconsin

2024      In-classroom classes

Rosemaling with a study in Figurmaling - 6:30p

Tuesdays, January 24, 2024 - 6:30p

Carol Bender

Marshfield, WI

Norwegian rosemaliners in Gudbrandsdalen often painted images on chest and cabinets, both human and animals. The motifs, royal persons, military men such as Napolean, aldies and men in beautiful costumes.

Instructor

Carol Bender

Price

$140

Trondelag

April 13, 2024

Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association

Stoughton, WI

This will be a one-day class learning Trondelag. Here is an example
of Lorre’s Trondelag she put on her baby Rosemaled dinosaur for
DeForest, WI. Dinosaur parade. This will be great practice for line
work.

Instructor

Loretta Paulman

Price

$60-110

Rogaland

August 16-18, 2024

Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association

Stoughton, WI

The design I am creating to use on this plate will contain various sizes and shapes of roses, scrolls, and leaves. I will be using ideas from roses demonstrated by Bergljot Lunde (who studied with Knut Hovden in Norway) and Sigrid Midjos (who studied with Bergljot Lunde at the Sand folk art school in Norway). This design will represent a more relaxed Rogaland, mixed with some Telemark influences, and using softer colors than usually seen in American Rogaland style. Project 18" Double Beaded Narrow Rim Plate - Center 15".

Instructor

Truday Peach, VGM

Price

$175-225

Rosemaling with a study in Figurmaling - 12:30p

Tuesdays, January 24, 2024 - 12:30p

Carol Bender

Marshfield, WI

Norwegian rosemaliners in Gudbrandsdalen often painted images on chest and cabinets, both human and animals. The motifs, royal persons, military men such as Napolean, aldies and men in beautiful costumes.

Instructor

Carol Bender

Price

$140

Project Design

July 12-14, 2024

Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association

Stoughton, WI

A three-day workshop on designing rosemaling.

Designing in general or for a specific piece of woodenware you bring to class. Lots of practice and exploration will be involved with no pressure for an actual project (unless you want to bring a project).

We will cover design principles that are used across many art disciplines and we will tailor it to rosemaling, especially Os and Valdres but the principles will pertain to other styles as well. This will be fun. We'll dissect some of the antique pieces of rosemaling from books and redraw them to explore how to use an old design in a new way. And we will examine the designs of old to see if we can spot any design principles in them.
We will draw with pencil and tracing paper, chalk on tracing paper, and paint on practice
boards.

Instructor

Jan Norsetter, VGM

Price

$175-225

Romsdal

September 13-15, 2024

Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association

Stoughton, WI

Level of Instruction: Advanced beginner (those who have taken a beginner rosemaling class and know basic stroke work and brush handling) through advanced.

Study of the lesser-known styles of Romsdal found in the District of Møre og Romsdal.This class will focus on the study of Rosemaling from Møre og Romsdal. Møre og Romsdal Fylke is divided into 3 areas, from north to south, these are Nordmøre, Romsdal and Sunnmøre. In this class we will draw elements from the styles found in Romsdal. Romsdal rosemaling draws from elements found in the Oppland Fylke (District) in Norway. Oppland is the home of rosemaling from Lesja and the Gudbrandsdal valley and Sør-Oppland includes rosemaling from Valdres.
We will review photos of pieces found in the Vesterheim collection and pieces found at the museum in Molde Norway which has a large collection of trunks, tines, and boxes from Møre og Romsdal.

There will be a class project and students can purchase woodenware or paint on practice boards during the class.

The design for this project will be based upon examples found in the Romsdal area of Norway.

Instructor

Nancy Odalen, VGM

Price

$175-225

Figures and Primative Elements

March 15-17, 2024

Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association

Stoughton, WI

As we look at artifacts of rosemaling and other Norwegian folk art that have been collected over the years, we find a “visual language” as Nils Brekke from the 2005 Rosemaling Vesterheim Symposium put it. Hidden symbolism almost always accompanied pictures and figures in the folk art of the time. Often this was also found in the geometric patterns used to frame designs or the actual design itself (ex. dragons, birds, serpents, etc). Buildings were one demential and were usually tied in with the purpose of the rosemaled pieces (wedding, family home, local church, etc), especially wedding bowls and trunks. In our Figures & Primitive Elements class we will study and draw some of these fun, creative and often out of proportion elements. How can we bring the distinctive characteristics of the “old” folk art into our rosemaling of today. Bring pictures of your family homestead in Norway or here or a significant building/place. Where is your bunad from? We will have fun creating your primitive picture and make it personal to you.

Instructor

Bev Gunderson

Price

$165-215

Rosemaling: Valdress Style

July 15-17, 2024

Chippewa Valley Cultural Center

Chippewa Falls, WI

Rosemaling is a Norwegian form of folk art that has been around since the early 1700s. The revival of rosemaling in America is often credited to Per Lynse, born in Lærdal, Sogn, Norway and emigrated in 1907 to Stoughton, Wisconsin. Lois Mueller is a music-teacher-turned-rosemaler. She received the Vesterheim Gold Medal in rosemaling in 1998. Since that time, she has written nine rosemaling instruction books and taught in Canada, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. Join experienced artist Lois Mueller as she teaches this unique folk art workshop. She will get to know each student and their strengths and weaknesses with a variety of exercises. Once you get down the basics, you will be able to create a beautiful rosemaling piece. All supplies provided. Three day class.

Instructor

Lois Mueller, VGM

Price

$325

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