Online – FamilieKlubb: Try Weaving!

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Online – FamilieKlubb: Try Weaving!

Register by August 17! with Laura Demuth and Evelyn Galstad

Level of Instruction
Supplies are for one adult and one child, age 8 and up.
Tuition
$20.00 Members
$20.00 Non-members

Looking for a fun way to explore Norwegian culture with your family on your own schedule?  FamilieKlubb is for you!  Learn some Norwegian words and phrases and a new Scandinavian handcraft each month, and do it when it works for your family's schedule!

Weaving is a traditional handcraft explored by many cultures throughout history as an innovative technique for producing textiles for the home, clothing, or even to tell a story. Several distinctive styles developed throughout Norway, and you will learn a bit about some of them during this experience. We invite you to try your hand at this historical handcraft using the innovation of a transportable laser-cut loom by Hello! Loom. You'll learn the difference between the warp and the weft and how to warp your loom. Then you'll explore weaving by following a pattern that results in a beautiful decorative textile. Beloved Vesterheim Gold Medalist and Folk Art Instructor, Laura Demuth, will teach you how to use your loom and inspire you to be creative in unexpected ways through a warm video demonstration. The best thing about this class is that you can watch the video and open your kit materials to explore weaving whenever it is most convenient to you and your family members! Your registration provides you with a kit that includes everything you need to do family handcraft at home!

Supplies: The $20-per-family price covers the cost of a special folk-art class kit designed for two participants to explore weaving. Kit includes all folk-art materials needed, some images as inspiration from the Vesterheim Collection, and a treat.

Registration and Shipping Instructions: Kits are mailed out in time for you to begin your project on September 1. Only one adult should register for the intergenerational family duo. 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 communications to be sent to. You will receive links to the video 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. 

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

Special Instructions: This series has been designed to facilitate an intergenerational folk-art experience for an adult and child duo to do together. Because of the specialized folk-art materials in each kit, we recommend this activity for children over the age of eight with adult supervision.

Note: This program has been designed for families to experience on their own schedules. There is no live Zoom event and no scheduled class time – your family can participate anytime during the month when it works for your schedule! On the first of the month, you will receive an email with the links to the teaching video.

This is a youth and family-oriented program designed for adults and children ages 8-18. We offer online adult folk art classes on our website here.

Enrollment Deadline: August 17, 2021

Support for these programs is provided by The American-Scandinavian Foundation

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About the Instructors

Laura Demuth

Laura Demuth

Laura Demuth has been a weaver for over 30 years and enjoys all aspects of fiber production, from raising the sheep to taking a finished piece off the loom. Because she lives on a small acreage just seven miles northeast of Decorah, Vesterheim has been a continual source of education and inspiration throughout her weaving career. Laura has focused on traditional weaving structures and techniques, and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist. She has taught classes in traditional Scandinavian weave structures at Vesterheim and John C. Campbell Folk School.

Evelyn  Galstad

Evelyn Galstad

Evelyn Galstad, or Eddy as she is known to many, is an instructor of Norwegian language with Vesterheim. She is a recent graduate of Luther College, where she studied Vocal Performance and Nordic Studies. Last spring, Eddy worked closely with Professor Maren Johnson in an internship focused on curriculum development for Vesterheim’s after-school program, Norsk Skole. Her interest in Norwegian language and culture started young, beginning with her family ties to Norway and then deepened as she started attending Skogfjorden, the Norwegian village at Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota. For the past four summers, Eddy has taught Norwegian at Skogfjorden and has loved her time there. She is so excited to continue teaching at Vesterheim and cannot wait for the adventures ahead!

 

Learn a little more about Vesterheim’s Folk Art School Instructors, and meet Evelyn in this video.



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