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Rosemaling an Acrylic Dala Horse

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Course Overview

In this class students will paint their own acrylic Dala horse. Instructor Tara Austin started making these acrylic Dala horses in 2019. They are fabricated at Northern Acrylic in Duluth, MN. While learning about the history and styles of rosemaling, students will paint one side of the horse in oil paint using either the provided pattern or their own creation. 

Students signing up for this class should have some basic experience with at least one style of rosemaling.

Materials Fee

  • The materials fee includes patterns and project blank. An additional $10 made be paid to the instructor in class for paint and brush use if needed

Required Tools

Students may pay the instructor $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 

Oil Paint colors

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

Optional Tools

  • Ruler
  • Painting tape


Wed, Sep 18th, 2024

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm
Tuition: $105.00
Materials fee: $30.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Tara Austin
Tara Austin
Grand Marais, MN

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Rosemaling an Acrylic Dala Horse