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Kroting Revival

July 18-20, 2018 (Wed. 2:00-5:00, Thurs. & Fri. 9:00-5:00) with Astrid Fisher

Participation
Youth ages 14-17 receive a 25% discount.
Level of Instruction
All levels.
Tuition
  • $170.00 Members
  • $220.00 Non-members

Learn about kroting, a white-chalk paint decoration used primarily in Western Norway by women to decorate their homes in the 1600s. We will explore the history and meaning of this style of decoration and learn about the symbols of protection used in these beautiful borders. You will have the opportunity to mix the chalk paint, design your own kroting board, and paint a board to be used on beams in Vesterheim’s Museum Store. There will be a small materials fee.

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About the Instructor

Astrid Fisher lives in Oceanside, California. She is a retired educator who worked with special education students. Astrid's family immigrated from the Os area of Norway. They moved to the United States and settled in the area around Decorah, lowa. She has spent many summers traveling to Decorah and Vesterheim taking a variety of classes from both American and Norwegian instructors. Norwegian traditions were taught and practiced in her home. She began rosemaling at Vesterheim, continued with classes at Camp Norge in Alto, California, and was mentored in weekly classes from Jurene While. She is active in the California Rosemaling Association. Astrid also loves to share her Norwegian heritage. She demonstrates at special events and teaches rosemaling classes in North San Diego County.