Painters of all levels! Everyone will benefit from this class as we delve into the elements of Telemark design. Studying old Telemark pieces will deepen our understanding of the style and inspire our own original designs. Have you dreamed of decorating a favorite piece but have lacked the confidence and inspiration to make your own design? Bring it along and we’ll work it out together. We will study, draw, and paint as well as work on improving painting skills, color mixing, and color placement. Designing in the Telemark style presents challenges, but this class turns challenge into fun!
Nancy Schmidt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in art education. She has worked in advertising design. Nancy teaches rosemaling in the United States and Japan, continues to study rosemaling in the United States and Norway, and paints in many rosemaling styles. She is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has been painting for over 40 years. She’s also a woodcarver, having studied acanthus carving with Hans Sandom and others.