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Dalmålning: Swedish Folk Painting

Course Overview

Swedish Dalmålning, or Swedish Dala painting, developed in the Dalarna region of Sweden during the 18th century and it has become the national folk art style of Sweden. Swedish peasants used 'pictorial' dalmålning to decorate walls or cupboards. The style most commonly seen in the U.S. is the Leksand style of painting from Dalarna, unique for its whimsical depiction of life during the 18th and 19th centuries in Sweden. In this class you'll learn "wallpainting" techniques using the Dala tradition by painting on canvas panels. You'll work at your own pace and on a canvas of your choosing to create custom designs or patterns with the assistance of the instructor. Some painting experience is helpful, but not necessary.

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