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Online Classes - 2023

Jill Williams

Decorah, IA

Family Handcraft at Home: Intro to Rosemaling

July 2023

Vesterheim Museum Folk School

Decorah, IA

This program has been designed for families to experience on their own schedules. There is no live Zoom event and no scheduled class time – your family can participate anytime during the month when it works for your schedule! On the first of the month, you will receive an email with the links and information about how to access.

Rosemaling (or rose painting) is a decorative painting technique characterized by scrolls, leaves, and flowers and has been traditionally applied to woodenware. Several distinctive styles developed throughout Norway. We invite you to try your hand at this historical handcraft. You'll learn how to try different brushstrokes, resulting in beautiful decorative painting. Beloved 2021 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 do family handcraft at home!


Jill Williams



Jill Williams

Rosemaling Artist and Instructor

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