- Level of Instruction
- All levels.
Share your lunch break with Vesterheim Gold Medalist and rosemaling instructor, Nancy Schmidt, joined by Vesterheim Collections Manager Jennifer Kovarik, as they highlight Telemark-style rosemaling design throughout objects from the collection. 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.
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!
Supplies: A computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.
Special Instructions: You will receive a link to the Zoom session by email sometime during the week prior to the class.
Enrollment Deadline: October 26, 2020
Registration for this class has closed.
About the Instructor
Nancy Schmidt shows painting techniques to a student.
Nancy Schmidt graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a degree in art education. She has worked in advertising design. Nancy teaches rosemaling in the United States and has taught in Japan many times. She continues to study rosemaling in the United States and Norway, and paints in many rosemaling styles. She is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has been painting since 1977. She’s also a woodcarver, having studied acanthus carving with Hans Sandom and others.
Learn more: Watch this video, Collection Connections: Rosemaling in the Telemark Style where Nancy highlights Telemark-style rosemaling design throughout objects from the collection; and this video, Collection Connections: Rosemaling in the Valdres Style where she highlights Valdres-style rosemaling from the Vesterheim collection.