2024-09-14 – Traditional Kolrosing



September 14 and 15 (9:00 am-12:00 pm CT) 


Darlene Fossum-Martin 


This is an online class hosted on Zoom. 


Explore the art of kolrosing/kolskurd , decorative incising on wood in the Norwegian tradition.

In class we will learn  about suitable wood choices and how to prepare the wood surface; how to effectively hold the knife to cut a design properly; care and honing of your kolrosing knife; and finishing your piece.

Darlene will emphasize the basics of kolrosing using insizing techniques- both straight and curved lines, cross hatching, and shading with the stippling technique, plus the use of micro tools.

The class will include a short history of kolrosing along with a powerpoint presentation of pieces decorated with kolrosing from Vesterheim's collection and from museums throughout Norway.



A complete kit of materials, valued at $50, is included in the cost of registration and will be mailed to you. It will include the box to carve, a knife, practice board, and a sweet treat from Vesterheim.

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:

Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions:  

When registering for the class, please make sure to use the mailing and email addresses 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 the kit and all communications.

Enrollment Deadline: 

August 30, 2024


Click here to learn more about instructor Darlen Fossum-Martin.


Vesterheim's woodworking classes are supported in part by a generous gift to the Vesterheim Annual Fund from the Eric and Joan Norgaard Charitable Trust.

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