Online – Rosemaling: A Style a Day (SOLD OUT! Register to join the waiting list!)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Online – Rosemaling: A Style a Day (SOLD OUT! Register to join the waiting list!)

September 27-30 (10:00-11:30am and 3:30-4:30pm CT daily) with Patti Goke

Level of Instruction
This class is for students who have some experience with rosemaling.
$225.00 Members
$250.00 Non-members

Have you tried rosemaling but are looking to broaden the range of styles you're comfortable with? This class is for you! Exploring Viksdal, Nordfjord, Setesdal, and Trondelag styles, you'll learn the traditional elements of the style in the morning, work on a project during the day, and add the finishing touches in the afternoon. Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to paint four separate projects including wooden boards, a high-quality set of brushes, paints, and more. This class will be taught using oil paints. If you've painted with acrylics, this is a great opportunity to get comfortable with oils. Whether you've taken a couple of classes or have studied rosemaling for decades, you can expand your repertoire by exploring new styles!

This class will take place on four consecutive days, Monday through Thursday, September 27-30. This class includes daily Zoom Instruction equalling 10 hours of instruction during the week:

  • 10-11:30 am CST, Monday through Thursday, September 27-30
  • 3:30-4:30 pm CT, Monday through Thursday, September 27-30.
  • Additionally, you should plan for 2 hours of independent work time between sessions each day

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

Supplies: A kit of supplies (a $75 value!) is included in the cost of this class. It will include enough materials to complete four separate projects including wooden boards, a high-quality set of brushes, and paints, as well as a treat from Vesterheim. You'll also need paint medium, basic household supplies (such as paper towels), a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

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.

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.

Enrollment Deadline: September 12, 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.