You will be introduced to the many variations of Swedish Dalmaleri and Rättvik styles. We will paint sampler boards of the various elements on the first day. Pam will provide a "master design” that you will customize with personal preferences for the kurbits, flowers, borders, and additional interests for a scene. Everyone's canvas will be one of a kind. The last day, we will introduce Swedish Rättvik using a small one-day design. Acrylic painters are welcome. Pam will paint in oils, but Dalmaleri is easily converted to acrylics with its simple shapes and colors.
Pam Rucinski has been rosemaling since 1974. She teaches all over the United States, has taught in Japan, and has traveled to Russia for folk-art studies. Pam received her Vesterheim Gold Medal in 1995, in part for her Gudbrandsdal painting. She has developed her own subtle variations over the 20+ years she has painted this style, looking to Jacob Klukstad and baroque wood carving for her inspiration. Through the Wisconsin Arts Board, Pam has worked with three apprentices concentrating on the Gudbrandsdal style. In 2019 Pam was awarded an American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship. In June 2019 she and co-fellow, Carol Bender, spent three weeks in Sweden, studying folk arts with artists who are using the traditional techniques and materials of the 1700-1800s.