Online – Mezen Painted Ornament

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Online – Mezen Painted Ornament

Friday, December 10 (1:00-3:00 and 4:30-6:30pm CT) with Patti Goke

Level of Instruction
All levels
$95.00 Members
$105.00 Non-members

Mezen painting finds its roots on the Kola peninsula, originally inhabited by the Sámi. Join master rosemaler Patti Goke to explore this traditional artform as you create handpainted Christmas ornaments. Registration for this class includes a kit of supplies (a $35 value!) including wooden ornaments, acrylic paints, high quality brushes, sandpaper, transfer paper, and a sweet treat from Vesterheim – everything you need to make three beautiful ornaments!

The listed class time includes two live Zoom sessions on Friday, December 10 (1:00-3:00 and 4:30-6:30pm CT).

Supplies:  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: November 26, 2021

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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.