Ryfylke Rosemaling Revival

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Ryfylke Rosemaling Revival

September 13-16, 2018 with Nancy Odalen

Level of Instruction
Advanced beginner (those who have taken a beginner rosemaling class and know basic stroke work and brush handling) through advanced.
Tuition
$270.00 Members
$320.00 Non-members

Ryfylke is the combination of elements from Hallingdal, Telemark, and Agder, which creates a style that has energy, movement, space, and flow. The impact can be felt in each piece, using for the most part three main colors. The history of Ryfylke will be presented as well as discussions on how the elements from each style are integrated. We will review Knut Hovden’s Gammel Rosemaling i Rogaland, Mappes I-V, and study items from the Vesterheim collection. The goal of this class is to understand how elements are integrated from the three styles to create the Ryfylke style. A class project will be available and there will be demonstrations and individual assistance. You are encouraged to try your hand at creating your own design or sketch. Class will be taught in oils. Acrylic painters are welcome, but they will need to have an understanding of colors and techniques in this medium. The piece shown is not the class project, but is representative of the style that will be taught.

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About the Instructor

Nancy Odalen

Nancy Odalen

Nancy is drawn to Rosemaling, Rogaland/Ryfylke, Agder,and Hallingdal. The palette that she uses, in painting these style, echoes the colors found in the shimmering clear coastal light of the west coast of Norway where her ancestors lived. Odalen’s journey in the study of rosemaling began with her first Vesterheim class in 2001. She continues to take classes from Instructors who have given generously of their time and talents. Nancy is an experienced teacher, having taught Rosemaling classes since 2007. Odalen last taught at the Vesterheim Folk Art School in 2018, and most recently she taught at Wisconsin State Rosemaling Association. Odalen loves teaching beginning rosemalers, as well, and each spring she teaches at the Sons of Norway Lodge in Stoughton Wisconsin. This is a popular class that is well attended by new painters from Wisconsin and neighboring states. Nancy currently has 7 points towards her quest to become a Vesterheim Gold Medalist. Her journey continues as she learns from the old, create pieces that come from her soul and shares her knowledge with those she teaches.



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