Collections Connections: Rosemaling in the Setesdal Style

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Collections Connections: Rosemaling in the Setesdal Style

November 10, 2020 (12:00-1:00PM CT) with Louise Bath

Level of Instruction
All levels.
$20.00 Members
$20.00 Non-members

Share your lunch break with Vesterheim Gold Medalist and rosemaling instructor, Louise Bath, joined by Vesterheim Collections Manager Jennifer Kovarik, as they highlight Setesdal-style rosemaling design throughout objects from the collection. The Setesdal Valley is south of Telemark and between Vest and Aust Agder in Norway, so rosemaling from Setedal shows influences from those areas. In this class we will look at two trunks in the Vesterheim Collection.We will examine the elements of their decoration that were derived from the surrounding areas, particularly Telemark and Vest Agder, producing the unique Setesdal rosemaling style. 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: November 8, 2020

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Louise Bath

Louise Bath

Louise Bath first took rosemaling classes in Denver over 25 years ago, but it was her first class at Vesterheim in 2005 that started her on the journey to a Vesterheim Gold Medal, which she was awarded in 2017. She has been teaching rosemaling at the Trollheim Sons of Norway Lodge in Lakewood, Colorado since 2012 and for Vesterheim since 2017. Three trips to Norway (2013, 2016, and 2018) have given her a wealth of rosemaling knowledge and ideas. Completing a certificate in botanical art and illustration from the Denver Botanic Gardens in 2017 has added to her knowledge of technique and composition. She strives to give her rosemaling students not only a grounding in painting techniques, but also a review of the history and examples of the regional style.