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Norwegian Telemark Style Rosemaling: Holi-dala Horse Online Course

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Course Overview

Get festive with Telemark style rosemaling on a wooden Dala horse plaque. Kim has designed a holiday-themed Dala horse that will allow you to practice your Telemark style skills. This course is for rosemalers who  have some experience studying Telemark style before.

Students will order and gather their own materials ahead of time for this course, and will need to apply background paint to their dala horse plaques before the day of class.


Sat, Dec 12th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 0.5 Days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 10am-1pm Central Time
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $45.00


You will need the following tools for this class:

Oil Paints ( Kim uses Rembrandt brand unless specified but you can use whatever brand you prefer):

  • Yellow Ochre
  • Raw Sienna (Grumbacher brand)    
  • Burnt Sienna     
  • Greenish Umber
  • Titanium white
  • Mars black
  • Prussian blue
  • Venetian or English red      
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Terre Verte
  • Burnt umber
  • Raw umber
  • Caput Mortum (violet)   
  • Cadmium red light 
  • Cadmium Red Deep                              
  • Optional:  unbleached titanium white (Williamsburg brand)
  • Background Paint (Americana , Delta Ceramcoat or JoSonja Background paints are available at

You can background your dala horse in a berry color red or a forest green of your liking.  You can also use an off white or ivory but if you choose a white you should apply a coat of all purpose sealer or clear glaze medium before you put on your design.  This will help remove paint without staining the background if you make a mistake.  You can also apply the sealer or glaze to the green or berry color background but the oils are less likely to stain these colors.  All purpose sealer and clear glaze medium by JoSonja are also available at Hofcraft.
Kim uses JoSonja Background Paint Claret Rose by Chroma, or Decoart Americana Dark Forest Green , or Delta  Ceramcoat Antique White.
The Dala Horse is available on Etsy at CraftCutConcepts
Order the following size: 12 inch  dala horse   ¼ in inch thick
Before class: Background the horse with 2 coats of the color of your choosing, sanding lightly in between coats and before applying design.  Sand lightly before applying sealer or glaze if you use it.  Make sure you apply the design AFTER the glaze or sealer.

Other Supplies: 

  • Walnut Alkyd Medium by M. Graham or Boiled Linseed Oil
  • Odorless Paint thinner or Brush cleaner
  • Palette Paper   
  • Tracing Paper  
  • Transfer Paper
  • Liquin Original ( for dots…nice but not necessary)
  • Pen / Pencil
  • Painters tape
  • Lint free paper towel
  • Brushes (King Art Original Gold available at Hofcraft or brand of your choice)
  • Size #2, 4, & 6 filbert or shader (Kim typically uses filberts but some prefer shaders )
  • Size #1 or 2 mid liner or script liner

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More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Kim Garrett
Kim Garrett
Ely, MN

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Norwegian Telemark Style Rosemaling: Holi-dala Horse Online Course - 12/12/2020