In-Person – Creative Kolrosing—The Basics and Beyond (SOLD OUT - Register to join the waiting list!)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

In-Person – Creative Kolrosing—The Basics and Beyond (SOLD OUT - Register to join the waiting list!)

Saturday, September 18th - Sunday, September 19th with Scott Johnson

Level of Instruction
All levels.
$155.00 Members
$205.00 Non-members
Materials Fee
Additional materials fee of $30 payable to the instructor. Some class materials will be available for purchase in the museum store. A detailed supply and tool list will be provided by email (after registration) in the weeks leading up to your class. 

Kolrosing is a traditional Scandinavian art form used to decorate utilitarian wooden items such as spoons, plates, small boxes, or lefse sticks. We will be incising/stippling the surface of the wood and backfilling with various pigments. You will be able to complete numerous projects to take home for family and friends. There will also be a surprise project. You will have the opportunity to use numerous stippling/shading tools. Join in for two days of fun, learning the basics of kolrosing and beyond.


***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.


Enrollment Deadline: August 25


Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson discovered kolrosing when, in March of 2016, he attended a kolrosing class at Vesterheim, instructed by Darlene Fossum-Martin. With Darlene’s instruction and encouragement, kolrosing became a true passion for Scott. He has developed many tools to aid in his kolrosing process. He is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist in Woodworking and in Knifemaking. He loves sharing the art of kolrosing with others and seeing their smiles when they discover the magic. Scott and his wife Marlene live near Atkinson, a small town in north central Nebraska, located at the edge of the Sand Hills. He works full-time as a natural gas service tech.

Learn more: In this episode of the Vesterheim series, Folk Art In Place, enjoy a kolrosing tutorial from Scott!