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.
Louise Bath first took rosemaling classes in Denver over 25 years ago, but it was her first class at Vesterheim in 2005 that started her on the journey to a Vesterheim Gold Medal, which she was awarded in 2017. She has been teaching rosemaling at the Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge in Lakewood, Colorado since 2012 and for Vesterheim since 2017. Three trips to Norway (2013, 2016, and 2018) have given her a wealth of rosemaling knowledge and ideas. Completing a certificate in botanical art and illustration from the Denver Botanic Gardens in 2017 has added to her knowledge of technique and composition. She strives to give her rosemaling students not only a grounding in painting techniques, but also a review of the history and examples of the regional style.