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Rosemaling in the Setesdal Style

April 20-23, 2018 with Louise Bath

Sons of Norway members receive member price.
Level of Instruction
Advanced beginner to advanced.
Sons of Norway Trollheim Lodge, 6610 W. 14th Ave., Lakewood, Colorado
  • $270.00 Members
  • $320.00 Non-members

The Setesdal Valley is between Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder and south of the Telemark area, so the rosemaling has influences from these areas. Characteristics of this style are fan flowers, stacked flowers, flame motifs, split leaves, flowers and elegant rows of teardrops called ferns or feathers. There will be two projects for the class—a plate and a sending basket. You are welcome to paint on wood or tag board. Louise will give you information on the history of Setesdal rosemaling, including typical forms, backgrounds, painting colors, and examples of trunks in Norway. She will also show how she designs projects from early Setesdal rosemaling. The picture here is from the sending basket that will be painted in class. There will be time for late spring skiing in Colorado, so come early, visit the mountains, and then enjoy four days of rosemaling!

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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.