Learn how to paint a chest in the Os style of rosemaling. The piece has been designed from the Vesterheim collection and the class will be taught in acrylic paints. This is a good opportunity for those experienced in oils to try acrylics. Instruction will include loading the brush and the techniques and strokes necessary to complete the piece. The design principals used to develop the piece will also be discussed. The piece shown is not the class project but is representative of the style that will be taught. There will be a materials fee.
Karen Nelson's rosemaling journey started in Stoughton, Wisconsin, where she was born to a Norwegian father and a Swiss mother. She moved to California as a child, but many Norwegian traditions were taught and rosemaling was always a decoration in her home. She always wanted to learn to paint rosemaling and discovered Vesterheim Museum when she decided to take up a hobby. The rest, as they say, is history. She has studied with American and Norwegian teachers and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist.