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Mary Schliep

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mary Schliep

Mary started rosemaling in 1989 and has been busily painting ever since. Mary specializes in the Valdres and Telemark styles (each defined by the geographic region where they found their beginning in Scandinavia). Since the school’s founding, Mary has been a consistent teacher at North House. She primarily does consignment work for people across the nation. Mary has studied with twelve Gold Medalists and two Norwegian instructors.  

Current Courses Offered by Mary Schliep

3 Days
Teaser image for Rosemaling: Choose Your Own Telemark, Valdres or Unfinished Object Adventure

Rosemaling: Choose Your Own Telemark, Valdres or Unfinished Object Adventure

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. In this course, participants will be able to choose whether they wish to begin a project in the Telemark or Valdres style (beginners welcome in either style) or bring an unfinished object…
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
3 Days
Teaser image for Rosemaling: Valdres Style

Rosemaling: Valdres Style

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style which originated in Norway where it traditionally decorated churches, homes and farmhouse interiors. The Valdres style of rosemaling originated in the Valdres valley and is known for its strong floral motif. This course emphasizes the basic techniques of painting these traditional floral bouquets. Students…
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett

Past Courses Offered by Mary Schliep

Rosemaling: Os Style

Rosemaling: Shaded Telemark Style & Traditions

Swedish Folk Painting