Os Rosemaling



Sunday, July 24 - Thursday, July 28 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm)


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


Toshiko Ogishi


In this class, you will explore the many facets of traditional Os rosemaling, one of the most lively and colorful styles. From roses to tulips to round-shaped flowers and leaves with white and black vines, you will learn all of the basic elements to design your own plate. We will study the history of this style and learn how to mix oil paint and do creative line work. The class project is an 18-inch double-beaded rim plate. If you are a fast painter, Toshiko will have several patterns for you.

Toshiko will share knowledge from her study of Os masters Nils Tviterds Medithus (1795-1875), Annanias Tviet (1847-1925), Per Rod, and Annsnis Rod. Toshiko also studied with Hjoudis Juvik in 2018 and Tourunn Rod Farsound in 2001 and 2008 and will share their styles with you.

This class leads up to Decorah's Nordicfest.


Level of Instruction:

Advanced beginner or intermediate rosemaling skills are required; high school age and up.


This class will be taught in oil paint but is also open to proficient, self-starting acrylic painters. Click here to view the full supply list.

Enrollment Deadline: 

July 3, 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 folkartschool@vesterheim.org or call 563-382-9681.


Click Here to learn more about Toshiki Ogishi


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