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Rosemaling: Beginning Hallingdal

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. Note, the materials fee will be paid directly to the instructor during class.

Session Information

North House is looking forward to hosting this course on campus in the safest way possible. Students will be asked to wear a mask at all times on campus, and to practice social distancing of 6 feet, as well as adhere to other safety protocols. See the full details of our COVID-19 protocols here.


Fri, Sep 4th, 2020  –  Sun, Sep 6th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: N/A
Tuition: $255.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies ($20-$50)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

Students may use instructor supplies for an additional fee. A reduced fee is available for students who bring their own supplies. The 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, Grumbacher Greenish Umber, 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.

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.