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Introduction to Rosemaling Gudbrandsdal Style   

During this class you will be introduced to rosemaling. Rosemaling Is a folk art of Norway that has distinct styles in specific regions and valleys, however Rosemaling as a whole celebrates the visual language of Nordic regions. During its height in the 1800s it was a way to bring the beauty of nature inside for the long winter months. In class we will go over the basic technique and history of this decorative style. We will practice the fundamental painting process using oil paint on paper. Basic supplies and Rosemaling patterns will be supplied by the instructor. At the end of class, you’ll go home with worksheets and a small decorated wall plaque.

A materials fee of $15 will be due to instructor in class

Optional Tools

Students may pay the instructor an additional $10 for use of painting supplies OR bring the following supplies:

  • Filbert brush in 2,4,6 (one or all) 
  • Liner brush in 0
  • Walnut oil or linseed oil
  • Tracing paper
  • Cleaner of choice
  • Rags 
  • Ruler
  • Painting tape

Oil Paint colors

  • Titanium white
  • Prussian blue
  • Raw umber 
  • Yellow ochre 
  • Red of choice, English red, venetian red etc
  • Cadmium red light
 
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