Introduction to the Basic Strokes of Rosemaling (SOLD OUT)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Introduction to the Basic Strokes of Rosemaling (SOLD OUT)

Saturday, June 12 (9:00-10:30 AM & 4:00-5:30 PM CT) and Sunday, June 13 (10:30 AM-Noon CT) with Lise Lorentzen

Level of Instruction
All levels - beginners welcome!
$100.00 Members
$110.00 Non-members

If you’ve ever thought about trying rosemaling, here’s a great opportunity to take the brush in hand! Rosemaling is the wonderful folk art of Norway that is based on the flowing scrolls and flowers that are made up of "C" and "S" strokes. This class introduces students to these basic strokes that are the foundation of rosemaling, as well as the detailed line work that completes a rosemaling project. The class will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice. Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to practice strokes and complete a project on board, including brushes, paints, medium, boards, and a palette knife. The class will be taught using acrylic paint. If you’ve painted with oil, this would be a good opportunity to explore acrylics. This will be a fun class that will give anyone who is interested in trying rosemaling the opportunity to dip your toe in the water, or actually tip your brush into the paint!

The listed class time includes three Zoom sessions (Saturday 9:00-10:30 am CT and 4:00-5:30 PM, Sunday 10:30-Noon CT) as well as time on your own spent working on the stroke work and class project.

This class is also offered on April 17-18! If you have completed this class, consider taking Continuing the Basic Stroke Work of Rosemaling. Don't hesitate to contact Andrew Ellingsen, Folk Art Coordinator, with any questions you may have (

Supplies: A complete kit of supplies (a $30 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.

Registration deadline: May 29, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Lise Lorentzen

Lise Lorentzen

Lise Lorentzen’s love of rosemaling began at the age of 11 during her first class at the local Sons of Norway Lodge. Her rosemaling can now be found throughout the United States, Canada, and Norway and has had the great fortune to attend classes with many renowned Norwegian and American rosemaling artists, including an apprenticeship with Eldrid Arntzen, VGM, in 2009. Lise has been awarded nationally for her work and continues to share rosemaling through her commission pieces, galleries and shows, social media and teaching. Lise has a BA in Art History and a MS in Special Education. A former educator in New York City, she now resides in Maryland with her husband, three kids and two dogs.