Rosemaling for Beginners with Ken Magnuson


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Kenneth Magnuson is a recipient of the Vesterheim Gold Medal, which honors excellence in Norwegian-style rosemaling. Learn the basics of Rosemaling from Magnuson in a 3-day workshop, Friday to Sunday, March 29-31. Class is being held at the Zumbrota Public Library.

Rosemaling is a form of decorative flower painting that originated in Norway in the 1700s. These graceful designs are derived from C and S strokes and are characterized by flowing lines and scroll, imaginative, fanciful flowers, and subtle colors. Rosemaling may also incorporate figures, scenes and script lettering.

Several different styles of rosemaling exist, each named for the region in which it originated. In this class, Hallingdal styles of painting will be taught. Beginners will work on the basics of brush control, C and S strokes, tear drops, basic flower and scroll forms, along with proper use of paints.

Beginners can bring something to paint but can easily spend the workshop practicing painting on paper. If you'd like to bring a wooden object that's suitable for painting, such as a tray, canister or box; patterns of all sorts will be available for you to choose from. Make sure that your wood has been primed with a neutral color or a Norwegian shade of red or blue.

Everyone please bring at least 3 sheets of heavy paper or cardboard (8.5x11 or larger) with TWO coats of latex paint... neutral-colored or a Norwegian shade of red, blue or black to be used for practice.

Class price is $175.






Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!

We take phone reservations with a valid credit card.

Call: 507-732-7616

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992