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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 demonstrates annually at Hostfest in Minot, North Dakota. Mary has studied with 8 Gold Medalists and two Norwegian instructors.

Current Courses Offered by Mary Schliep

3 Days
Teaser image for Rosemaling: Os Style

Rosemaling: Os Style

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…
Fri, Oct 5th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 7th, 2018
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
Fri, Aug 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
3 Days
Teaser image for Rosemaling: Shaded Telemark Style & Traditions

Rosemaling: Shaded Telemark Style & Traditions

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and the Telemark region in southeastern Norway is known for the classic look of its painting with asymmetrical scrolls and varied placement of leaves and flowers. In this course you'll study and practice basic techniques of this traditional decorative painting style. Students will begin…
Fri, May 17th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
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 19th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 21st, 2018
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
Fri, Nov 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett