In-Person – Rosemaling in the Os Style (SOLD OUT)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

In-Person – Rosemaling in the Os Style (SOLD OUT)

Thursday, October 14 - Sunday, October 17 (9am-5pm) with Lois Mueller

Level of Instruction
All levels including beginners.
$285.00 Members
$335.00 Non-members
Materials Fee
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. 

Dive into the exuberance of the Os style! Students will have the opportunity to paint several projects, including a design for beginners. This beginning project will also provide a useful review of linework and other techniques for the more advanced painter. We will then move on to a more intricate and involved design. Bask in the bright colors characteristic of the Os style and refine your linework technique while enjoying the company of rosemaling friends. This class will be taught in acrylics only.


***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: September 23, 2021

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Lois Mueller
Lois Mueller
Lois Mueller

Lois Mueller is a music-teacher-turned-rosemaler, which helps to explain the many violins she has painted. She began rosemaling in 1977 and teaching rosemaling in 1979. She received the Vesterheim Gold Medal for Rosemaling in 1998. Since that time she has written nine rosemaling instruction books. She has taught in Canada, Taiwan, and throughout the US. She has also mentored three apprentices through a program with the Wisconsin Arts Board. She is one of the founders of Rosemaling Coast to Coast, chairing the organization since its inception as well as coordinating its two national conventions.