2023-04-26 - Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling: The Evolution of a Style



Wednesday, April 26-Sunday, April 30 (9:00 am-Noon and 1:00-5:00 pm)


Pam Rucinski


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


This class is an outgrowth of Vesterheim’s March 2021 Collections Connection online presentation with Pam. We will use the presentation as our starting point to explore the different ways that Gudbrandsdal has evolved, including the strong influence of acanthus woodcarving. Because of the variety of expressions within this style and individual preferences, we will not have a set class project. We will use the museum’s resources and instructor’s research materials so each student can further explore the variations that appeal to them. 

We will first paint small samples of the different variations and then move on to each students’ preferences. This class will paint mostly on backgrounded mat boards. Students can bring woodenware to work on if they desire, but it is not required.

Level of Instruction:

This class is suitable for most levels of painters who have a good grasp of basic strokes and color theory. It will be taught in oils.


    View supply list here.

    Enrollment Deadline: 

    April 5, 2023


    Learn more about instructor Pam Rucinski 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 folkartschool@vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681.


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