2024-07-15 – The Basics of Rosemaling (Online)



Five Mondays, July 15-August 12 (6:00-8:00 pm CT)


Patti Goke


This is an online class hosted on Zoom. 

Have you heard the saying: You have to learn to walk before you can run? That thought is the same for rosemaling. Before you paint, you can learn a few things to help you on your rosemaling journey. Join others for five evenings of learning some basic, yet helpful concepts. This class is a mixture of discussion and hands-on experiences to reinforce the learning.

Topic will include:

  • Styles of rosemaling: Who knew there were so many?
  • Woodenware: What to look for, how to prepare it, how to background.
  • Oils vs Acrylics: Pros and cons, brands, quality (artist grade vs student/craft grade).
  • Brushes: What type is good for rosemaling, how to hold them, how to care for them.
  • Basic Paint Palettes: What colors to use for different styles, how to mix paint.

Come with your questions!

Experience level: 

This class is intended for first-time rosemalers – NO previous experience is needed!


A complete kit of materials (a $35 value!) with brushes, paints, medium, paper, a wooden ornament, and a sweet treat from Vesterheim – everything you need for class! – is included in the cost of registration and will be mailed to your home!

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact folkartschool@vesterheim.org when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.

Additional Supplies:

Participants will need some basic household supplies such as paper towels, dish soap for washing your brushes, plastic wrap, and a small cup of water.


Special Instructions:  

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

Enrollment Deadline: 

July 1, 2024

Click Here to learn more about instructor Patti Goke.


Vesterheim's rosemaling classes are supported in part by the Wilma A. Anderson Endowment for Rosemaling.

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