Kids and parents, learn a simple technique to personalize anything made out of wood! Kroting is a type of decoration that began long ago on the western coast of Norway. The oldest examples are often geometric, but the tradition later evolved to include tulips and vines. In this two-hour workshop, you’ll be encouraged to be creative and make pictures and designs that are entirely your own. No experience is necessary. All materials will be supplied. Just bring a family member and your ideas!
Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. One to two children per adult.
Support for this workshop is provided by The American-Scandinavian Foundation.
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.