2024-08-12 – Gudbrandsdal Style Rosemaling



August 12-14, 2024 (9:00 am-5:00 pm CT)



Tara Austin



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


​The Gudbrandsdal style of rosemaling originated in the Gudbrandsdalen 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 or 12” wood panel. 


Level of Instruction:

This style is best suited to students with some rosemaling experience.

  • 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 local hardware store
  • White chalk or a white watercolor pencil (Instructor does not use transfer paper but if you prefer this method please bring white transfer paper and a design will be available )
  • Murphy’s Oil soap for cleaning brushes
  • Jar with cover for paint thinner
  • Saran wrap (for paint brushes and covering paints) Or a sealable palette
  • 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)
  • Practice board of your choice (masonite or a heavy paper/cardboard) Painted with two coats of a dark blue, black, or dark green paint (optional)
  • Project will be a 12’’ lidded box you can purchase through the museum store.
  • If you would prefer to paint practice boards/paper in class that is fine. Please have your box or panel painted with two coats of paint, light sanding between coats.

Enrollment Deadline: 

August 15, 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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