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Rosemaling in the Telemark Style

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Rosemaling in the Telemark Style

Rosemaling in the Telemark Style

From Friday, April 21, 2017 to Saturday, April 22, 2017 April 21, 2017 April 22, 2017 Grand Ely Lodge

All Day

*Class meets from 4pm-9pm on the 21st & 9am-5pm on the 22nd*


The Norwegian Folkart of Rosemaling began around 1750 and is a style of decorative painting on wood that uses stylized flower ornamentation, scrollwork, lining and geometric elements, often in flowing patterns.  Rosemaling means “rose or flower painting” in Norwegian. This class will focus on the Telemark style, known for it’s graceful scrolls and fantasy flowers.  We will start with preparing the base coat on our wooden object, learn the basic strokes of rosemaling, progress through color mixing and working with oil paints, and finally paint your own design to take home.  No experience necessary.

Kim has studied this traditional Scandinavian craft with American master painters and Norwegian rosemaling instructors both here and in Norway since 2007 and has created several award winning pieces.

Fees: Tuition: $140, Materials: $15

Location: Ely Folk School
209 E Sheridan Street, Ely, MN, 55731