Creative Kolrosing



Friday, November 4 - Sunday, November 6, 2022 (9:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm)


Scott Johnson


This is an in-person class hosted at the Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa.


Kolrosing is a traditional Scandinavian art form used to decorate utilitarian wooden items such as spoons, plates, small boxes, and lefse sticks. We will be incising/stippling the surface of the wood and backfilling with various pigments. You will be able to complete numerous projects to take home for family and friends. On day one, we will work on small items and developing our kolrosing skills. Day two, we will be kolrosing a handmade shrink pot that the instructor made out of white poplar. Day three, we will be kolrosing a beautiful porridge spoon, handmade by Jeff Ward. You will have the opportunity to use numerous stippling/shading tools. Join in for three days of fun, learning the basics of kolrosing, and beyond. 


Level of Instruction:

All levels.


The instructor will supply all tools necessary for this class. If you have a kolrosing knife feel free to bring it. Scott will have numerous books with Scandinavian, Celtic, and Viking designs. Feel free to bring your own books or designs. 

There is a materials fee of $45.00 payable to the instructor.

Please also bring a pencil, flexible ruler or cloth tape measure, tracing paper, and note pad.

Enrollment Deadline: 

October 14, 2022


Learn more about instructor Scott Johnson here.


Please read our COVID-19 Policies here.

The Folk Art School greatly values the health and safety of its learners, teachers, and staff and is continuously monitoring local and national COVID-19 statistics, government recommendations, and peer institution guidelines. As with any activity in a public place, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms related to COVID-19 infection, please stay home. By registering for a class, attending a program, or visiting the Folk Art School, you voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and assume them willingly and you agree to follow Vesterheim's COVID-19 policies. Thank you for your continued patience, understanding, and respect for the safety of our community as we navigate these difficult times. If you have additional questions, please contact the Folk Art School, at or call 563-382-9681.

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