Rosemaling Classes

INRA offers classes at all levels in the different rosemaling styles. Classes are open to anyone who becomes a member.

Typically for our classes:

  1. Instructions and a required materials list (paints, brushes) are included with the class information packet provided to students after registration.
  2. Students are responsible for supplying their own brushes, paints, etc.
  3. Preparation of woodenware including application of design must be completed prior to class.
  4. Steps will be demonstrated by the teacher and the student will be able to paint areas demonstrated.

Experience Level descriptions:

  • True Beginner – Never had a rosemaling class, needs to learn to how to background paint the woodenware piece, and learn the strokes and linework of a first rosemaling style.
  • Beginner – Has had at least one rosemaling class, but wants to be walked through the steps of a project. May be learning a new style or technique.
  • Advanced Beginner – Knows basic strokes, is able to background woodenware and transfer a pattern prior to class in which a pattern is used to complete a project.
  • Intermediate – Can independently complete a project start to finish, is taking classes to improve skills and techniques, and enjoys challenge of learning to adapt patterns and create personal designs.
  • Advanced Intermediate – Completes independent projects, learning additional design skills and techniques to improve personal projects.
  • Advanced – Has mastered one or more styles. Independently creates designs and completes personal projects.

Beginner Rosemaling with Bev Gunderson – La Grange, Illinois

  • April 12-14 in person class! One-on-one instruction.
  • Friday 6-9pm. Saturday – Sunday, 9am-4pm with 1 hour lunch break
  • Demonstration in oil paints. Acrylic painters welcome (supply own paints)
  • Oil paints, painted cardboard practice boards and cleanup supplies will be provided by the INRA.
  • 8” round plates ($10) in-class purchase (ready to paint on).
  • Brushes and other items (approximately $30-$50
  • $95 (includes $15 annual membership)

Transparent Telemark with Finger Flowers with Julie Anderson via Zoom

  • Thursdays 6:30-9pm, May 2-23, 2024
  • Level: Advanced beginner and up
  • Provide your own woodenware for 11.5″ design
  • Demonstrations in oil and acrylic paints
  • $85 + $15 annual membership
  • Registration form available online soon.

    Large Scale Project Design with Lise Lorentzen via Zoom

    • Monthly on Tuesdays 6:30-9:30 pm Central
    • March 5, April 9, May 7, June 4 2024
    • Provide your own woodenware, paint in oils or acrylics
    • Level: Intermediate to Advanced rosemalers
    • Students work independently between classes
    • $115 + $15 annual membership

    *** Completed Classes ***

    Rosemaling Basic Techniques with Julie Anderson via ZOOM

    OS style three legged doll size chair

    OS style three legged doll size chair with Lois Mueller via ZOOM

    Animals in Rosemaling with Louise Bath via Zoom

    Linework Ornaments with Kim Garrett

    Telemark Style Holiday Sending Basket with Jan Boettcher

    Rosemaling Basic Techniques with Julie Anderson

    Agder Style 10″ Plate with Trudy Peach

    10″ bowl in Agder Style by Trudy Peach

    Ryfylke Style Plate with Nancy Odalen (VGM)

    Rococo design class with Diane Edwards

    Rococco Design class with Diane Edwards

    Hallingdal Project/Design Class with Julie Anderson

    Patriotic Plate, Telemark style with Kristen Birkeland

    Trondelag style tray with Louise Bath

    Telemark Design with Nancy Schmidt

    Tavern Mirror painted with oils in Telemark Style March 2023

    Basic Rosemaling Techniques – Julie Anderson

    Setesdal Bowl – Kim Garrett

    Telemark Style Christmas Tree – Jan Boettcher

    Fall True Beginner – Rosemaling Ornaments

    Rosemaling in Os style -Julie Anderson

    Hallingdal Style Stepstool -Lise Lorentzen

    Stepstool in Hallingdal Style by Lise Lorentzen

    September 2022 – Telemark Style Gameboard – Kristen Birkeland

    Telemark Style Gameboard by Kristen Birkeland

    June 2022 Ryfylke Rosemaling Box – Jan Boettcher

    May 2022 – Beginner Gudbrandsdal in Acrylics with Lise Lorentzen

    April 2022 – Os Bracelets – with Denise Richard-Franco

    March 2022 – Rosemaled Eggs – with Lise Lorentaen

    March 2022 – True Beginner Class – Telemark Coasters with Kim Garrett

    January – March 2022 Introduction to Round Objects with Diane Edwards

    November 2021 Demystifying Design for Rosemalers – Telemark style taught by Patti Goke, VGM

    October 2021 True Beginner Class– Transparent Telemark Style in Acrylic paints with Lise Lorentzen

    October 2021 Intermediate/Advanced Class – Fjord Horse Pull Toy taught by Jan Boettcher

    September 2021: Gudbrandsdal Style covered bowl taught by Andrea Herkert

    July 2021: Rosemaling Style Characteristics by Patti Goke

    July 2021: Welcome Plaques for Beginners taught by Lise Lorentzen

    Welcome Plaque

    May 2021: Mangleboard in Vest Agder Style taught by Jan Boettcher

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    April 2021: Raudsaumsmaling style on 12″ plate taught by Kim Garrett (repeat of January class)

    March 2021: True Beginner Class: Ornaments in transparent Telemark Style taught by Lise Lorentzen

    February 27 to March 27, 2021: March Madness open studio work on projects while on Zoom with other members

    January 2021: Raudsaumsmaling style on 12″ plate taught by Kim Garrett

    November 2020: Valdres Style Sled taught by Lois Mueller

    July 2020: Hallingdal Style Door Crown taught by Lise Lorentzen

    July 2020 Hallingdal style