Late nineteenth-century Setesdal rosemaling was over the top with teardrops, lines, dots, and intricacy of design. That’s what this class offers! This will be a project class, but I always encourage class participants to use colors they like and modify the design to make it their own. If preferred, there will be a simpler design for those who may not want a bucketful of embellishments. One word of caution: your liner might start to smoke! This class is open to 15- to 17-yr-olds as well, in hopes of enticing the next generation of rosemalers to continue the tradition. Prerequisite of the class: a desire to learn in a relaxed atmosphere with much laughter and a sense of fun. This class will be taught in oils but acrylic paints are welcome. Appropriate woodenware will be available through the Museum Store.
Patti Goke of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, has been rosemaling for over 30 years and has taken many classes with American and Norwegian artists. One of her rosemaling experiences was painting in the Raftevold Hotel in Hornindal, Nordfjord, Norway. Patti is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist, Vesterheim Rosemaling Letter editor, and contributor of rosemaling articles and projects for Art Apprentice Online e-zine. She was the guide for Vesterheim’s 2014 and 2016 Folk Art Tours to Norway.