Rosemaling and Painting

Beginning Rosemaling

Shirley Evenstad

$85 Vesterheim members and Sons of Norway members / $105 non-members

Live near the Twin Cities, but can’t get to Vesterheim for a weekend class? Vesterheim is coming to you with this Vesterheim and Sons of Norway collaboration class. Learn the basics of rosemaling, including the history, strokes, and simple flower and scroll forms. We’ll work on a 5-6 inch design done in color on backgrounded paper or wood in either Telemark or Hallingdal style. A “kit” with all necessary supplies can be purchased at the time of registration for $36, or you may bring your own supplies. The class will be taught in oils.

Level of instruction: Beginning.

Shirley Evenstad was born in northern Minnesota and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a B.S. in business education. She has been a rosemaler since 1977 and has lived in Richfield, Minnesota, for 40 years. Shirley has studied with several master Norwegian teachers both at Vesterheim and in Norway. Evenstad earned her Gold Medal in rosemaling from Vesterheim in 1983. She participated in a painting project at Epcot Center in the Norway Pavilion, Orlando, Florida, in March 1988. Shirley currently teaches rosemaling classes through the community education program in Richfield, paints by commission in her home, and occasionally travels out of state to teach.