2024-08-10 – Paint Your Own Dala Horse



August 10, 2024 (9:00 am-5:00 pm CT)



Tara Austin



This is an in-person class held at Vesterheim Folk Art School. 

In this class, students will paint their own acrylic Dala horse. Instructor Tara Austin started rosemaling these acrylic Dala horses in 2019. They are fabricated at Northern Acrylic in Duluth, Minnesota. While learning about the history and styles of rosemaling, students will paint one side of the horse in oil paint using either the provided pattern or their own creation. 

Level of Instruction: 

Students signing up for this class should have some basic experience with at least one style of rosemaling.


  • Brushes
    • # 4 filbert
    • #6 filbert
    • a liner of your choice (Instructor uses size 0 and/or 1)
  • Palette paper (for mixing paints)
  • Palette knife
  • Cloth rags or paper towels
  • Linseed Oil or Walnut Oil
  • Odorless paint thinner or brush cleaner – available at  most local hardware stores
  • Murphy’s Oil soap for cleaning brushes
  • Jar with cover for paint thinner
  • ARTIST OIL PAINT COLORS (Rembrandt brand recommended by instructor)
    • Titanium White
    • Prussian Blue
    • Burnt Umber Raw
    • Umber Yellow
    • Ochre Transparent
    • Oxide Red
    • Burnt Sienna or English Red (optional)
    • Hansa Yellow light or a bright yellow of choice (optional)
    • Cadmium Red light (optional)
    • Cadmium Green (optional)

Enrollment Deadline: 

August 14, 2024


Click here to learn more about instructor Tara Austin.


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

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