- Level of Instruction
- All levels.
Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Highlighting the incredible folk-art collection at Vesterheim, these conversations are also opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community during this unpredictable time. Each gathering will highlight a piece or two from the collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist. The online gathering will also include the opportunity for the small group of participants to show and share what you’re working on in the safe way we can – digitally!
Share your lunch break with Vesterheim Gold Medalist Andrea Herkert and Vesterheim Collections Manager Jennifer Kovarik as they highlight two trunks from the Vesterheim collection--one by Thomas Luraas and one by Hans Glittenberg -- to inspire your painting practice. Then, connect with other rosemalers for a short time to ask questions or share one thing you are working on during this time of staying home.
Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: Please make sure to use the Zoom invitation link that will be emailed to you after registering for the class.
Enrollment Deadline: August 10, 2020
Registration for this class has closed.
About the Instructor
Andrea Herkert holds degrees in Art and Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. After a freelance career as a calligrapher and watercolorist, she took her first Rosemaling class
in 2006, fulfilling a life long dream. That first class touched her soul and she never looked back, earning her Vesterheim Gold Medal in 2013. She has been teaching Rosemaling since 2010 and has had the honor of teaching at the Vesterheim for many years. Most recently Andrea traveled to Norway on an individual study of Rosemaling, it’s history, technique and the culture
from which it grew. This was inspiring and life changing as she came to understand the importance of upholding the traditions of Rosemaling while also allowing it to evolve though contemporary interpretation. Andrea lives with her husband Jim in the country outside of Madison, Wisconsin where she is inspired by the solitude and beauty of the woods and gardens surrounding her home.
Learn more: Watch this video, Collection Connections: Rosemaling where rosemaling instructor Andrea Herkert highlights two trunks from the Vesterheim collection – one by Thomas Luraas and one by Hans Glittenberg – to inspire your painting practice.