In-Person – Norsk Skole

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

In-Person – Norsk Skole

Tuesdays, September 7 - October 12 (3:15 - 5:15 PM CT) with Evelyn Galstad

Ages 8-10 (Grades 3rd - 5th)
Level of Instruction
This program is designed for youth in 3rd through 5th grade.
A walking school bus meets at John Cline School. Program is at Vesterheim.
$50.00 Members
$50.00 Non-members

Learn the Norwegian language while you explore some cultural activities of Norway! Professor Galstad of the Luther College Nordic Studies Program will lead this after-school program. Included in each lesson will be basic Norwegian language instruction and typical activities focusing on Norwegian folk art and outdoor traditions. Past students of Norsk Skole are welcome to return. Some activities will be outdoors, so come dressed for the weather! An after-school snack will be provided. 

Vesterheim Folk Art School will offer a walking school bus for any Norsk Skole registrants coming from John Cline. If your child attends John Cline and would like to "ride" the walking school bus please email FAS staff directly. For participants coming from Carrie Lee, please coordinate through the CL office for students to meet and walk to Vesterheim together.


***This class is an in-person class at the Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa***

Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.


The Folk Art greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact Josh Torkelson, On-Site Program Coordinator, at or call 563-382-9681.



Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

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.