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Rosemaling: Os Style

Course Overview

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. The Os region in western coastal Norway is known for its fanciful flowers and bright colors, making it quite different from many of the other styles of rosemaling. In this course you'll study and practice basic techniques of this traditional decorative painting style. Plenty of one-on-one instruction is provided. Some rosemaling experience recommended: see Telemark or Valdres courses for beginning levels.


Fri, Aug 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 15+
Registration Cost: $325.00
Includes materials fee of $40.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

The instructors will provide paints, other incidental supplies, and a class project such as a plate, mirror or other woodenware item for your use. The following are the only requred tools
1.    Notebook and pen
2.    A paint shirt
3.    LOEW CORNELL BRUSHES: Series 7500 ( # 2 and #4 filbert) AND Series 7050 (#1 liner): available for purchase from the instructor for $15-$20 or bring your own.

Optional Tools

All of the supplies below are provided as part of the materials fee, but you are welcome to bring your own, as these are supplies you would need to purchase to pursue painting on your own.

1.    Palette paper (for mixing paints)
2.    Palette knife
3.    Paper towels (lint free)
4.    Walnut alkyd medium- available from Vesterheim Museum (
5.    Odorless paint thinner or brush cleaner – available at local hardware store
6.    Tracing paper (also available at Vesterhiem or at Micheal’s or Hobby Lobby)(for tracing designs)
7.    Transfer paper (available at Vesterheim)( for transferring designs onto woodenware)
8.    Liquid Dawn dishwashing soap and vaseline OR pink soap for cleaning brushes
9.    Jar with cover for paint thinner
10.  Saran wrap (for paint brushes and covering paints)
11.  Oil Paints - for information on recommended paints to bring, contact the instructor (contact information provided upon registration)

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.