Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling

July 19-22, 2020 with Toshiko Ogishi

Youth ages 15-17 receive a 25% discount.
Level of Instruction
Advanced beginner through advanced.
$270.00 Members
$320.00 Non-members

This class has been canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Look for it to be offered in 2021.

The Gudbrandsdal Valley of Norway is famous for beautiful woodcarving and rosemaling. Modern rosemaling designs in the Gudbrandsdal style may be inspired by work in both carving and rosemaling traditions. We will tour Vesterheim’s collection to see old pieces for inspiration. An understanding of this style includes consideration of its elements of scrollwork, linework, and color palette. The class presentation, featuring demonstration and individual assistance, will offer fun ways to learn the techniques necessary for painting in this style. You will be encouraged to try creating your own design. You will receive a packet including patterns, step-by-step instructions, and photos. The class will be taught in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome. There is a materials fee, payable to the instructor.

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Toshiko Ogishi

Toshiko Ogishi

Toshiko Ogishi's rosemaling journey began about 40 years ago when she came to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from Tokyo, Japan. Soon after, she took an evening class in rosemaling at Milwaukee Area Technical College with Elaine Schmidt, Vesterheim Gold Medalist. She says she could not have anticipated the scope of her rosemaling journey! In 1984 her Japanese friends in Chicago asked her to teach them basic rosemaling. She joined the Norse Rosemaler’s Association in Milwaukee and took many classes. She has participated in the National Rosemaling Association (NRA) show and Vesterheim's National Norwegian-American Folk Art Exhibition. Thirty years ago Wisconsin became sister states with Chiba, Japan. Toshiko was the cultural chair for Wisconsin in this relationship. She then organized a rosemaling seminar in Japan and has taught many classes there in the last 30 years.