Introduction to Rosemaling: Viksdal Style



Monday, August 1 - Wednesday, August 3 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)


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


Diane Edwards


In this beginner's rosemaling class, you will learn to paint rosemaling in the style of Viksdal, one of the longest known styles of Norwegian rosemaling, which is seen on hundreds of bentwood boxes, tines, and other handmade items. Many of these designs were based on compass and chip-carved designs. They were usually done with strong strokes of color. They were mostly geometric and were rarely realistic. The earliest background color was usually red with varying strokes of black, yellow, green, blue, and white. It is an old and valued tradition and a distinctive painting style. The class will consist of discussions and work with the Viksdal designs, strokes, and various colorations. A small tine and a 12-inch plate will be the class projects with an emphasis on your involvement in the designing and strokes.


Level of Instruction:

Beginners with some experience painting, but little to no experience rosemaling.


The full supply list is available here.

Enrollment Deadline: 

July 11, 2022

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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