The Norwegians' love of nature and outdoor living is reflected throughout their homes and contributes to the feeling of koselig. This class will help you bring the outdoors indoors! Students will recycle their once-living Christmas tree and repurpose it for indoor enjoyment. Parts not used can be made into hooks and other useful objects. Don’t have a tree? We’ll help you find one.
Rebecca Hanna of Decorah, Iowa, is passionate about many Norwegian folk arts, especially woodworking. A graduate of Luther College in elementary education and museum studies, she is a retired elementary school teacher. Rebecca is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist and was instrumental in the creation of Vesterheim magazine, Vol. 3, No. 2, dedicated to woodworking.
Check out this article to learn more about Rebecca's studio and recent projects! In the series Folk Art In Place, explore and learn with folk artists as they take us through their workspaces and demonstrate their craft.