Live near the Twin Cities, but can’t get to Vesterheim for a weekend class? We are coming to you with this Vesterheim and Sons of Norway collaboration class. Learn the basics of rosemaling, including the history, strokes, and simple flower and scroll forms. We’ll work on a 5-6 inch design on backgrounded paper or wood in either Telemark or Hallingdal style. The class will be taught in oils. A “kit” with all necessary supplies can be purchased for $38, or you may bring your own supplies.
Shirley Evenstad has been a rosemaler since 1977 and has lived in Richfield, Minnesota, for 40 years. Shirley has studied with several master Norwegian teachers both at Vesterheim and in Norway. Evenstad earned her Gold Medal in rosemaling from Vesterheim in 1983. She participated in a painting project at Epcot Center in the Norway Pavilion, Orlando, Florida, in March 1988. Shirley currently paints by commission in her home and teaches rosemaling classes in her community.