The flowers, leaves, and scrolls of Hallingdal are beautiful and powerful! We'll begin by painting a simple project (painted on wood or painted tag board) and learning the techniques painters need at various levels. We will cover brush strokes, typical problems, color, faux finishes, and lettering. Those with previous experience will use the simple project to experiment with color. Then we'll dive into more complex Hallingdal designs and how to paint them. The class will be taught in oils. Acrylic painters are welcome and will receive help with the medium. Whether a newcomer or a more advanced student, you will be encouraged to select a project based on your skills and stretch them. Julie will help you select a design to paint, adapt a design, or study an old piece to interpret and create your own design from. You will be encouraged to experiment in the learning process. The piece pictured here is representative of the style that will be taught and can be used in class. Don't be shy, or worry about your skills—this class is structured to teach techniques and encourage you to try something new.
Julie Anderson started rosemaling in the late 1980s and has never looked back. She loves sharing what she knows about this art form with others and seeing the satisfaction when a student gains a new skill. Julie has been teaching in the Minneapolis metropolitan area for many years. While she enjoys various types of decorative painting, her skills lie in the folk arts of Norway (rosemaling), Sweden (dalamalning/kurbits), and Germany (bauernmalerei). She studied with master American, Norwegian, and Swedish artists who paint these styles.