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Rosemaling: Beginning Hallingdal

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Course Overview

The bold and colorful Hallingdal rosemaling is an excellent style for the beginning rosemaler. Students will learn the basic brush strokes and hand techniques and color mixing for painting Hallingdal scrolls and flowers. Additional instruction will be provided for those wishing to create their own designs. Emphasis will be on using traditional colors and techniques. Students will be provided with a wooden plate and a prepared design, but are welcome to bring in wooden pieces of their own. An optional piece will be available for students who finish early.

Materials Fee

A materials fee of approximately $20-$40 will be collected by the instructor during class.


Required Tools

Students may use instructor supplies for an additional fee. A reduced fee is available for students who bring their own supplies. Instructor requests no turpentine or mineral spirits to be brought to class.

  • Brushes short-handle, round sizes 6 and 4. Raphael short liner brush size 2 short filber #4 for oil paint.
  • Walnut alkyd medium oil
  • Turpenoid natural (green bottle)
  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Palette paper 
  • Oil paint colors: (Rembrandt or Grumbacher) Prussian Blue, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Titanium White, Venetian Red, Yellow Ocher,, Ivory Black. Optional: Cadmium Red Light

Optional Tools

  • While a basswood plate will be provided, students are welcome to bring in wooden pieces for independent design. Students may bring in prepainted (black green) practice boards (heavy cardboard). Class background color will be in black green but students may bring in Red iron oxide or Deep Midnight Blue for continuing projects.


Fri, Sep 30th, 2022  –  Sun, Oct 2nd, 2022

Course Details

Hours: 9am-5pm each day
Tuition: $300.00

Meet the Instructor

Kristine Myhre Barton
Afton, MN

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Rosemaling: Beginning Hallingdal