Online Rosemaling Classes - Instructor-Led, Live

Intro to Basic Strokes: Telemark Style

Online Class

July 12 6:30p-8p

July 13 9A-10:30A & 3:30p-5p

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

If you’ve ever thought about trying rosemaling, here’s a great opportunity to take the brush in hand! Rosemaling is made up of "C" and "S" strokes. This class introduces students to the basic strokes that are the foundation of rosemaling, as well as the detailed line work that completes a rosemaling project. The class will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice.

 

Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to practice strokes and complete a project on board, including brushes, paints, medium, boards, and a palette knife. The class will be taught using acrylic paint. If you've painted with oil, this would be a good opportunity to explore acrylics. 

Instructor - Lise Lorentzen

Cost:

$100/$110

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FamilieKlubb: Try Rosemaling

Class on your own schedule

Register BEFORE July 16

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

Looking for a fun way to explore Norwegian culture with your family on your own schedule? FamilieKlubb is for you! Do it when it works for your family's schedule!

 

This month we invite you to try your hand at this historical folk art. You'll learn how to try different brushstrokes, resulting in beautiful decorative painting. Beloved Vesterheim folk-art apprentice and elementary art educator Jill Willems will inspire you to be creative in unexpected ways through a warm video demonstration. The best thing about this class is that you can watch the video and open your kit materials to explore rosemaling whenever it is most convenient to you and your family members! Your registration provides you with a kit that includes everything you need to explore this handcraft as a family at home!

Instructors - Evelyn Galstad & Jill Willems

Cost:

$20

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Telemark Velkommen Board

Online Class

August 2 11a-2p Pacific

August 3 11a-2p Pacific

Gayle Oram Studio

Pleasant Hill, Oregon

This Telemark design uses basic scrolls and strokes.  We will also practice some lettering.  The first day we will review the palette prep and loading the brush, concentrating on scrolls.  

 

We will paint all be basic strokes and the lettering.  The second day we will concentrate on detailing the scrolls and flowers followed by stems and details.

Class taught in acrylics.

We will have an optional meet and greet the night before, August 1 at 4:00  pm PST

Instructor - Gayle Oram, VGM

Cost:

$60

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Os Cheese Board

Online Class

September 13 11a-2p Pacific

September 14 11a-2p Pacific

Gayle Oram Studio

Pleasant Hill, Oregon

The zoom class will concentrate on typical Os flowers and scrolls the first day.

 

The second day, we will work of detailing the objects and different kinds of stems, filler flowers and strokes. 

Class taught in acrylics.

Instructor - Gayle Oram, VGM

Cost:

$60

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Continuing Basic Strokes: Hallingdal-style

Online Class

Oct 4- 6:30p-8:00p CT & 

Oct 5 - 9a-11a, 3:30-5p CT

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

If you have already tackled one of the Introduction to Basic Stroke Work of Rosemaling classes with Lise, we welcome you back with fun sessions to continue your journey and learn basic stroke work with a new pattern and project!

 

Join us for more S and C scroll painting. Keep on dipping your brush in the paint and toe in the waters with other rosemalers. Develop your technique further and meet new friends.

 

The class will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice. Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to practice strokes and complete a project on a wooden board, including brushes, paints, medium, the project board, sandpaper, and a palette knife.

Instructor: Lise Lorentzen

Cost:

$140/$155

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Intermediate Rosemaling Os Flowers

Online Class

Tuesdays, July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3 
7p-8:30p Central

Wet Paint

St. Paul, MN

Rosemaling Os Style intermediate class that will also be appropriate for those who took the Beginning Os Flowers class.  This class has a new design that students can paint or students can design their own. 

Rosemaling evolved in the various districts of Norway from 1750 – 1850.  The Rosemaling style of Os is from the western coast of Norway.  One style of Os is known for its fanciful flowers and bright colors and thus, uses a different palette (colors) than other styles of Rosemaling. 

Everyone is welcome, but you will find it beneficial if you have taken the Rosemaling: Brush Techniques class(es) or other painting class where you learned basic brush strokes and the Beginning Os Flowers or another Os class from Julie. 

Since the class is remote, students can paint with acrylic or oil paint.

Instructor - Julie Anderson

Cost:

$82

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Telemark Plaques Welcome & Velkommen

Online Class

July 17-18  9a-4p

Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Assoc.

Illinois

Using original Telemark designs created for the class, students will complete two oval welcome/velkommen plaques, one with natural background (shellacked) and one painted in a traditional rosemaling background color.

This class recognizes the beginner-level student’s need for learning the steps to complete rosemaling projects, and will include:

  • instructions for backgrounding woodenware

  • transferring a pattern

  • finishing the piece

  • painting and lettering of the project

Class taught in acrylics.

Instructor - Lise Lorentzen

Cost:

$50/$65

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Hallingdal Plate

Online Class

August 23 11a-2p Pacific

August 24 11a-2p Pacific

Gayle Oram Studio

Pleasant Hill, Oregon

This class will concentrate on the Hallingdal-style. 

Class taught in acrylics.

Instructor - Gayle Oram, VGM

Cost:

$60

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Color Mixing for Rosemalers

Online Class

September 24  9-11a, 1p-3p, 4p-5p

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

Who needs color charts? Proofing colors before painting a project can improve the color balance! Simplifying your palette can also improve color balance. In this class, we will make color charts to keep track of our mixes and we’ll do all of this without dirtying a brush. Color mixing is a good time to practice wielding a palette knife.

 

Join Vesterheim Gold Medalist Jan Norsetter to create some limited palettes and record them for reference for your rosemaling projects. We’ll also explore some examples of rosemaling with limited palettes from the Vesterheim collection.

Instructor - Jan Norsetter, VGM

Cost:

$100/$110

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Introduction to Rosemaling: Nordfjord

Online Class

Oct 23 & 24 - 9a-11a & 2p-4p CT

Oct 25 - 1:30p-3:30p CT

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

If you’ve ever thought about trying rosemaling, here’s a great opportunity to take the brush in hand! Rosemaling is an iconic and traditional Norwegian folk art.

 

The class will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice. Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to practice strokes and complete a project on a shallow wooden bowl.

 

Find out about the stylistic elements of Nordfjord style rosemaling while learning how to prepare and base coat your surface, hold and clean your brush, do line work, and so much more. The class will be taught using oil paints – if you've painted with acrylics, this would be a good opportunity to explore oil! 

 

Note: The picture above is not a picture of the class project.

Instructor: Patti Goke, VGM

Cost:

$145/$160

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Intro to Rosemaling: Viksdal Style

Online Class

July 16  6p-7:30p

July 17  9A-10:30A & 1p-3p

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

Find out about the stylistic elements of Viksdal style rosemaling while learning how to prepare and base coat your surface, hold and clean your brush, do line work, and so much more. This class is perfect for anyone looking to improve their linework!

 

This class will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice. Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to practice strokes and complete a project on a wooden bowl with a lid, including brushes, paints, medium, a wooden bowl, sandpaper, materials for transferring patterns, and a palette knife.

 

The class will be taught using oil paints – if you've painted with acrylics, this would be a good opportunity to explore oil!

Instructor - Patti Goke, VGM

Cost:

$120/$135

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Stroke Control

Online Class

July 20 11a-2p Pacific

Gayle Oram Studio

Pleasant Hill, Oregon

If you are a beginner or just want to brush up on strokes this is the class for you.  

 

The three hour class will cover how to use a wet palette for best results, brush control, and the different kinds of strokes used in rosemaling as well as most folk arts.  

 

Stroke control is also very helpful for people painting water color, landscapes or other form.

We will have an optional meet and greet the night before, July 19 at 4:00  pm PST.

Class taught in acrylics.

Instructor - Gayle Oram, VGM

Cost:

$30

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Continuing the Basic Strokes - Telemark Style

Online Class

September 18  9-10:30a & 2p-3p

September 19  10a-11:30a

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

If you have already tackled the Introduction to Basic Stroke Work of Rosemaling class with Lise, we welcome you back with fun sessions to continue your journey and learn basic stroke work with a new pattern and project!

 

Join us for more S and C scroll painting, and learn how to prepare your surface, apply a base coat, and transfer a pattern. Keep on dipping your brush in the paint and toe in the waters with other rosemalers. Develop your technique further and meet new friends.

 

The class will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice. Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to practice strokes and complete a project on a wooden mitten, including brushes, sandpaper, paints, medium, transfer paper, a stylus, and a palette knife. The class will be taught using acrylic paint.

Instructor - Lise Lorentzen

Cost:

$125/$140

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Rosemaling:
A Style a Day

Online Class

Sept 27-30  10a-11:30a, 3:30p-4:30p CT

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

Have you tried rosemaling but are looking to broaden the range of styles you're comfortable with? This class is for you! Exploring Viksdal, Nordfjord, Setesdal, and Trondelag styles, you'll learn the traditional elements of the style in the morning, work on a project during the day, and add the finishing touches in the afternoon.

 

Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to paint four separate projects including wooden boards, a high-quality set of brushes, paints, and more.

 

This class will be taught using oil paints. If you've painted with acrylics, this is a great opportunity to get comfortable with oils. Whether you've taken a couple of classes or have studied rosemaling for decades, you can expand your repertoire by exploring new styles!

Instructor - Patti Goke, VGM

Cost:

$225/$250

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Introduction to the Basic Strokes: Hallingdal

Online Class

Nov 13 - 9a-10:30a & 3:30-5:30 CT

Nov 14 - 10:30a-12n CT

Vesterheim Folk School

Decorah, Iowa

Here’s a great opportunity to take the brush in hand! Rosemaling is based on the flowing scrolls and flowers that are made up of "C" and "S" strokes.

 

This class introduces students to these basic strokes that are the foundation of rosemaling, as well as the detailed line work that completes a rosemaling project.

 

The class will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice. Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to practice strokes and complete a project on board, including brushes, paints, medium, boards, and a palette knife. The class will be taught using acrylic paint. If you’ve painted with oil, this would be a good opportunity to explore acrylics. This will be a fun class that will give anyone who is interested in trying rosemaling the opportunity to dip your toe in the water, or actually tip your brush into the paint!

Instructor: Lise Lorentzen

Cost:

$110/$120

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