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Tara Austin

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Tara Austin

Tara received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Painting. In 2014 she took her first rosemaling class at North House. Since then she completed a yearlong Rosemaling Apprenticeship with a Vesterheim Gold Medalist focusing on Telemark and Gudbransdal. In 2017 Tara traveled to Norway to continue her research of rosemaling funded by a research grant from UW Madison.

Current Courses Offered by Tara Austin

3 Days
Teaser image for Gudbransdal Rosemaling

Gudbransdal Rosemaling

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style originating in Norway. The Gudbransdal style of rosemaling originated in the Gudbransdal region and is recognized by foliage of the acanthus leaf. This course emphasizes the basic technique for painting these acanthus scrolls. Students will apply their skills to a 12’’ lidded box. This…
Fri, Jul 31st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 2nd, 2020
Instructor: Tara Austin