Online - Introduction to Rosemaling: Nordfjord Style

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Online - Introduction to Rosemaling: Nordfjord Style

October 23 and 24 (Saturday 9:00-11:00 and 2:00-4:00pm CT, Sunday 1:30-3:30pm CT) with Patti Goke

Level of Instruction
All levels
$145.00 Members
$160.00 Non-members

If you’ve ever thought about trying rosemaling, here’s a great opportunity to take the brush in hand! Rosemaling is an iconic and traditional Norwegian folk art. The class will include demonstrations and plenty of hands-on practice. Students will be provided with all the supplies and materials needed to practice strokes and complete a project on a shallow wooden bowl. Find out about the stylistic elements of Nordfjord style rosemaling while learning how to prepare and base coat your surface, hold and clean your brush, do line work, and so much more. The class will be taught using oil paints – if you've painted with acrylics, this would be a good opportunity to explore oil!  (Note: The picture above is of a piece in Vesterheim's collection.  It shows the Nordfjord style but is not a picture of the class project.)

The listed class time includes three Zoom sessions on October 23 and 24 (Saturday 9:00-11:00 and 2:00-4:00pm CT, Sunday 1:30-3:30pm CT).

Supplies:  The cost of registraton includes a kit with all the materials you need shipped to your home (a $55 value!) including a wooden bowl, high-quality brushes, paints, medium, sandpaper, materials for transferring the pattern, and a palette knife.  Students will need to provide 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 United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.

Enrollment Deadline: ?October 8, 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.