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Rosemaling for Beginners in Oils

June 27-30, 2017 with Louise Bath

Sons of Norway members receive member price.
Level of Instruction
Beginners and those who want to increase their skills.
Sons of Norway Trollheim Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood, Colorado.
  • $260.00 Members
  • $310.00 Non-members

Denver, Colorado—Vesterheim is coming to you with a Sons of Norway collaboration class! Learn the basics of rosemaling—the basic strokes and how they are used in Telemark and Hallingdal styles. These skills will be taught within the context of a brief history of folk painting in Norway and information about the various regional styles. You’ll learn about a basic oil color palette, brushes and their care, background colors, how to background properly, and use of varnishes. Steps to develop a design using old sources and how to transfer onto a project will be covered. A “kit” with all necessary supplies can be purchased for $38.

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About the Instructor

Loise Bath started rosemaling classes in Denver, Colorado, 25 years ago here and attended her first class at Vesterhein in 2005. Since then, she has visited the museum yearly for classes and to study the extensive collections. In 2013, she first entered the annual National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition and found the challenge a very valuable experience. She first went to Norway in 2013 and then in 2016 she participated in the Vesterheim Folk Art Study Tour to Norway, an invaluable experience which further broadened her knowledge. In 2012 she began teaching rosemaling at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Lakewood, Colorado. In teaching others, she says she has gained as much as her students! All these experiences have made her eager to share her knowledge with others and not let this beautiful art be forgotten.