Demystifying Design - Telemark Style (SOLD OUT! Register to join the waiting list)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Demystifying Design - Telemark Style (SOLD OUT! Register to join the waiting list)

Saturday, May 15 (2:00-4:00 PM, 6:00-8:00 PM CT) and Sunday, May 23 (1:00-3:00 PM CT) with Patti Goke

Level of Instruction
All levels
$125.00 Members
$140.00 Non-members

This online class is for beginning rosemalers and experienced rosemalers alike. Instead of painting, we will be focusing our energy on demystifying the design process – which can be more intimidating than painting itself! Vesterheim Gold Medalist Patti Goke will empower you to incorporate Telemark-style elements into your own unique designs. All you need is your creativity and a desire to do some drawing.

This class includes three Zoom sessions:

  • Saturday, May 15, 2:00-4:00 pm CT
  • Saturday, May 15, 6:00-8:00 pm CT
  • Sunday, May 23, 1:00-3:00 pm CT

We ask that you plan to be "working" on rosemaling from 2-8 pm on the first Saturday. From 4-6 pm is independent work time, where you will have prerecorded YouTube videos made by your instructor as a guide. This course includes an additional Sunday session for collaborative learning. The goal of the Sunday session is to give students a week of time to design some work, and then come back to the class for discussion and feedback.

Don't hesitate to contact Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (

Supplies: A complete kit of supplies including a sketchbook, mechanical pencil with lead, artist eraser, flexible center-finding ruler, a compass, and a special treat from Vesterheim ($35 value) is included in the cost of enrollment. You'll also need a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact when you register for more information.

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

Enrollment deadline: May 1, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Patti Goke
Patti Goke
Patti Goke

Patti Goke of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, has been rosemaling for over 35 years and has taken many classes with American and Norwegian artists. One of her rosemaling experiences was painting in the Raftevold Hotel in Hornindal, Nordfjord, Norway. Patti is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist, Vesterheim Rosemaling Letter editor, and contributor of rosemaling articles and projects for Art Apprentice Online e-zine. She was the guide for Vesterheim’s 2014 and 2016 Folk Art Tours to Norway.

Learn more: Watch this video, Contemporary Folk Art at Disney’s Norway Pavilion where master woodworkers Phil Odden and Else Bigton and master rosemaler Patti Goke joined Vesterheim to discuss their work on the Frozen attraction in the Norway Pavillion at Disney’s Epcot Center in Florida. And in this video, Collection Connections: Nordfjord Rosemaling BowlsPatti highlights Nordfjord-style rosemaling design throughout objects from Vesterheim’s collection.