In-Classroom Rosemaling Classes 2022 - Listed by Month

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January 5, February 9, March 9 and April 6 (may be take individually or all four classes)

MINNESOTA - Duluth

Nordic Center

Rosemaling with Tara Austin

Cost: $75 for each or $265 for all four classes

Tara Austin is an artist with an MFA in Painting who specializes in the folk art of Rosemaling. Austin’s work is part of a revival of rosemaling in the Upper Midwest which builds upon traditions while infusing each piece with contemporary reworkings that may ensure relevance to new generations. Her company, Scandi Bijou, provides painted heirlooms for the modern lifestyle, including Dala horses and rosemaled décor.

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January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 20 - Wednesdays 6p-9p

MINNESOTA - Richfield

Richfield Community Ed

Beginning Rosemaling - Julie Anderson

Cost: $59

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.

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January 27 - February 29, 2022  -  Thursdays 6:30p-8:30p

MINNESOTA - Burnsville

Burnsville Community Ed

Rosemaling Flowers - Julie Anderson

Cost: $49

Rosemaling evolved Norway from 1750 - 1850. We will study art inspired from that time period. Learn step by step how to paint different flowers each week in addition to basic brush strokes and brush loading techniques to get various effects. Create greeting cards using the different flowers you've learned to paint. This course is designed for students who have not painted before, however all skill levels are welcome and more advanced students can paint their own designs with instructor assistance. Students can use acrylic or oil paint. Estimated supply costs $50. Detailed supply list will is included in confirmation email. 

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January 27 - February 10, 2022  -  Thursdays 

ILLINOIS - LaGrange

Burnsville Community Ed

Beginning Rosemaling - Mari Smith

Cost: $90/99

Introduction to Rosemaling – Rosemaling is a Norwegian Folk Art, traditionally done in oil paint on wooden objects such as plates, bowls, boxes and trunks. There are many styles of rosemaling with both common and defining characteristics. Beginning students learn stroke work to create designs including scrolls, flowers, linework and borders. 

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February 1- March 8, 2022 - Tuesdays

Wisconsin - Marshfield

Chestnut Center for the Arts

Rosemaling - Carol Bender

Cost: $140

Rosemaling is the decorative folk art painting of Norway. This class will study the Rococo influence on Rosemaling. Will also experiment making paint using dry pigments and milk as a binder.

Two class options: 12:30p-3:00p or 6:00p-8:30p, on six consecutive Tuesdays.


Acrylic and Oil Painters are welcome. This class is open to beginners and to those who would like to advance their skills.

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February 5, 2022

MINNESOTA - Victoria

Aspire Artisan Studios & Folk School

Intro to Gudbrandsdal - Tara Austin

Cost: $78

During this class, students 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. We will go over the basic technique and history of this decorative style, and practice the fundamental painting process using oil paint on paper. All painting materials and basic Gudbrandsdal patterns will be supplied by the instructor. Instructed by Tara Austin

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February 8,15, 22, March 1, 8, 15 - Tuesdays 9a-12p

MINNESOTA - Richfield

Richfield Community Ed

Rosemaling Workshop - Shirley Evenstad, VGM

Cost: $79

Students will choose a pattern and provide paper or prepared woodenware on which to work. The instructor will give critiques and ideas to improve stroke work, color and design. Bring painting supplies. Patterns will be available. Students should have enough skill to work independently.

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February 9,16, 23, March 2, 9, 16 - Wednesdays 9a-12p

MINNESOTA - Richfield

Richfield Community Ed

Rosemaling Workshop - Shirley Evenstad, VGM

Cost: $79

Students will choose a pattern and provide paper or prepared woodenware on which to work. The instructor will give critiques and ideas to improve stroke work, color and design. Bring painting supplies. Patterns will be available. Students should have enough skill to work independently.

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February 25, 2022, 10a-1p

MINNESOTA - Duluth

Duluth Folk School

Gudbrandsdal - Tara Austin

Cost: $60/75

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.

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February 26, 2022

OREGON - Portland

Nordic Northwest

Beginners Rosemaling from Oppdal - Gayle Oram, VGM

Cost: $85/$105

In this class you will learn the characteristics of the style from Oppdal. We will practice the basic strokes used in rosemaling and then paint the ornament. You will paint on two sides of an ornament to make a beautiful keepsake.

In this beginner level class, you will learn about materials, how to use them, and how to make a wet palette. You will practice brush loading and how to make the basic rosemaling strokes. After you are familiar with the strokes and feel comfortable, the class will paint an ornament using your newly learned skills! This class includes two brushes, palette knife, paper to practice on, and an ornament. Paint, mediums and palette paper will be provided for use in the class.

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February 28, 2022, 2:30p-4:30p

NORTH DAKOTA - Fargo

Fargo Fairgrounds

Rosemaling Paint-a-long

Cost: Free

Bring your rosemaling project down to the Sons of Norway for Open Paint. Other painters will be on hand to offer support and guidance while working on rosemaling projects. All are welcome!

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March 12-13, 2022

MINNESOTA - Hopkins

Hopkins Community Ed

Beginning Rosemaling - Judy Velde Weiss

Cost: $115

Learn the basics of Norwegian rosemaling while painting a class project on a wooden plate. Students will learn the basic C and S strokes using the proper tools and steps to get you started rosemaling. This will include how to prep the project, transfer a pattern, mixing paints, brush strokes, and care for your brushes.

 

The class will be taught in oils. No previous painting skills necessary. Plan to attend both days. Recommended for adults and ages 14+ with a parent or guardian.

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March 14, 2022

OREGON - Portland

Nordic Northwest

Beginners Rosemaling from Sør Trøndelagal - Gayle Oram, VGM

Cost: $85/$105

You will practice strokes and concentrate on using a liner brush which will be included for this class. Different styles from Sør Trøndelag will be painted on the ornament, one on each side. While this is a beginner class, we recommend it for those who have taken previous Rosemaling classes or already have experience. We recommend that everyone bring any brushes included in previous Rosemaling classes.

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March 16-12, 2022

NORTH CAROLINA - Brasstown

John C. Campbell Folk School

Beginning and Intermediate Rosemaling - Peg Piltingsrud

Cost: $693

Norwegian Rosemaling is a traditional form of art based on the acanthus vine. Explore the graceful and asymmetrical Telemark style and learn the basic "C" and "S" strokes while painting in oils. Lettering, design, background techniques, stroke work, patterns, and painting will be discussed. Projects for painting include a small table, a chair, a wooden box, or a wooden plate. Instructor will provide one wooden piece for painting and students are encouraged to bring another project from home.

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March 31-April 3, 2022

IOWA - Decorah

Vesterheim Folk School

Rogaland: The Integration of Telemark, Hallingdal, and Agder Styles - Nancy Odalen

Cost: $350/$400

The stylist interpretations of the combined elements from Telemark, Hallingdal, and Agder (Rococo and Baroque) were used to create Rogaland/Ryfylke style. This class will focus on the study of Rogaland/Ryfylke and will include a discussion on how the elements from Telemark, Hallingdal, and Agder integrate within this style. We will review Knut Hovden’s Gammel Rosemaling i Rogaland, Mappes I-V, and study items from the Vesterheim collection. A class project will be available and there will be demonstrations and individual assistance. You will be encouraged to try your hand at creating your own design or sketch from examples found in the Vesterheim collection or the Hovden Mappes. This class will be taught in oils. Acrylic painters are welcome, but they should have an understanding of colors and techniques in this medium. This design was interpreted from a “trunk from Ryfylke decorated in the floral style of Lars Aslaken, probably by this son Lars L. Lauvsnes, or by Nils Sjursen Stølen. The trunk belonged to Henriette Selland (Burreon), who came to America when she was four years old. Her family settled in Fargo, North Dakota. It was later passed on to Henriette’s granddaughter.” This piece is a smaller version of the small trunk that Nancy received a red ribbon for in Vesterheim's National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition in 2019.

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May 13, 2022, 10a-1p

MINNESOTA - Duluth

Duluth Folk School

Gudbrandsdal - Tara Austin

Cost: $60/75

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.

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August 5-7, 2022

MINNESOTA - Milan

Milan Folk School

Rosemaling Os Style - Clarice Dieter

Cost: $150/165

Students in this class will paint a tray in the Os style. The Os style has brighter, happy colors. The woodworker has sent the trays to Clarice. You will get them from her. The cost of the tray is $19. If you are close to Morris, you may pick up your box ahead of time. This will allow for some preparation before class.

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October 15, 2022

MINNESOTA - Milan

Milan Folk School

Gudbrandsdal - Clarice Dieter

Cost: $55

Students in this class will paint a round 6” box in the Gudbrandsdal style. Rosemaling from Gudbrandsdal resembles the spiraling scrolls in acanthus and includes subtle shading which gives a three-dimensional effect.

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Please check the Online Classes page to see the latest online rosemaling options.  

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With Covid-19 conditions unpredictable, in-classroom classes will likely be published with shorter lead times than in the past. Check back often as class offerings frequently change.

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