Come learn the Agder style of rosemaling, everything from loading the brush to the techniques and strokes necessary to complete a piece. Design principles used to develop the piece will be presented as well. Paints and mediums used for painting the design will be provided. The pictured trunk is representative of the Agder style of rosemaling, and the actual class project will be a “chicken tine.” This is a good opportunity for those experienced in oils to try acrylics. 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.