- Level of Instruction
- This program is designed for youth in 3rd through 5th grade.
Learn the Norwegian language while you explore some cultural activities of Norway! Professor Galstad from Luther College and students in the Nordic studies program will lead this after-school program. Included in each lesson will be basic Norwegian language instruction and typical activities focusing on Norwegian folk art and outdoor traditions. Past students of Norsk Skole are welcome to return. Some activities will be outdoors, so come dressed for the weather! An after-school snack will be provided.
Norsk Skole will begin each class at Vesterheim's Bruening Visitor Center in the Westby-Torgerson Education Center at the corner of Mechanic and Water Streets. A Folk Art School staff member will be there to greet students as they arrive. Vesterheim Folk Art School will offer a walking school bus for any Norsk Skole registrants coming from John Cline School. If your child attends John Cline and would like to "ride" the walking school bus please email Folk Art School staff directly. For participants coming from Carrie Lee School, parents can coordinate through the Carrie Lee office for students to meet and walk to Vesterheim together. Montessori or homeschooled students can be dropped off or walk on their own to Vesterheim.
***This class is an in-person class at Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa***
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Enrolment Deadline: January 18, 2022
The Folk Art School greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact Josh Torkelson, On-Site Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 563-382-9681.
About the Instructors
Luther College Nordic Studies Program
The team of enthusiastic students from the Luther College Nordic Studies Program love to share Norwegian language and culture through storytelling, song, games, and outdoor activities. They come from all over the country to participate in Luther’s program and Vesterheim's Norsk Skole.
Evelyn Galstad, or Eddy as she is known to many, is an instructor of Norwegian language with Vesterheim. She is a recent graduate of Luther College, where she studied Vocal Performance and Nordic Studies. Last spring, Eddy worked closely with Professor Maren Johnson in an internship focused on curriculum development for Vesterheim’s after-school program, Norsk Skole. Her interest in Norwegian language and culture started young, beginning with her family ties to Norway and then deepened as she started attending Skogfjorden, the Norwegian village at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota. For the past four summers, Eddy has taught Norwegian at Skogfjorden and has loved her time there. She is so excited to continue teaching at Vesterheim and cannot wait for the adventures ahead!
Learn a little more about Vesterheim’s Folk Art School Instructors, and meet Evelyn in this video.