Anne Hesvik’s rosemaling is steeped in tradition but is also influenced by her ‘visual artist’ point of view. Her art expands and enriches the rosemaling tradition. Anne will show you representative pieces from Vesterheim’s collection, leading a discussion of the various design elements characteristic of the Telemark style. Then, with her guidance and individual help, you will draw your own composition for decorating oval bark-edged bowls (available in Vesterheim's Museum Store). Anne will teach you how to transfer your design onto the wooden bowl, choose your colors, and show you how to mix and combine colors to create an exciting piece of artwork. Anne will also have some of her own compositions available for you to use, if that’s your preference. The class will be taught in oils.
Anne Hesvik began rosemaling as a 14-year-old, when she started decorating Hardanger fiddles that her father made. Later, she studied interior painting at the famous Sand School in the Ryfylke district of Rogaland County. Anne continues her study of decorative painting by studying old examples in castles, cathedrals, cabins, and museums in Norway and throughout Europe. She is passionate about sharing the inspiration she gains from the old forms, styles, and traditions. And she is equally excited to be involved in the evolution of this tradition by creating pieces that express something of herself.