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2023 In-Person Class Preview

As you plan your travels to Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa, for in-person classes, this page shares the list of confirmed in-person classes for 2023. There will be additional classes added throughout the year. This page will be updated frequently as additional classes are confirmed. Please note: Classes with low enrollment may be cancelled.

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Registration for classes by quarter will open here (and in the categories in the menu on the left) on the following dates, and classes will be filled on a “first come, first served” basis after registration opens.

  • January-March 2023 – November 10, 2022 at Noon CT
  • April-June 2023 – February 10, 2023 at Noon CT
  • July-September 2023 – May 10, 2023 at Noon CT
  • October-December 2023 – August 10, 2023 at Noon CT

We hope this preview helps you plan your visit to Vesterheim!

2023 Confirmed In-Person Class List
Registration Open

Crafting the Knutkorg with Fred Livesay and Phil Moody

Wednesday, June 7-Sunday, June 11

American Rogaland Miniature Trunk with Ruth Green

Thursday, June 8-Sunday, June 11  

Sølje-Inspired Earrings with Liz Bucheit

Saturday, June 10

Block Printing on Fabric and Paper with Kjersti Faret

Saturday, June 10

Hand Quilting with Caitlyn McLaughlin

Sunday, June 11

Two-in-one Krokbragd: Combining Single and Double Krokbragd with Jan Mostrom

Wednesday, June 21-Saturday, June 24

Shrink Box Magic with Scott Johnson and Bill Rickard

Thursday, June 22-Sunday, June 25

Weaving a Traditional Willow Basket with Lee Zieke and Lindsay Lee

Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25

Telemark Designs in Rosemaling with Nancy Schmidt

Wednesday, July 12-Sunday, July 16

Viking Chain Knit Bracelet with Liz Bucheit

Saturday, July 22

Kolrosing Foundations with Liesl Chatman

Saturday, July 22-Sunday, July 23

Birchbark Handle Knife with KJ Groven

Saturday, July 22-Tuesday, July 25

Foundational Acanthus Carving with Jock Holmen

Saturday, July 22-Wednesday, July 26

Rosemaling Goes Contemporary with Mona Stenseth Erlandsen

Saturday, July 22-Wednesday, July 26

Traditional Coastal Sámi Handbag with Hege Nilsen

Saturday, July 22-Wednesday, July 26

Kulokk: Norwegian Cow Herding Calls with Peggy Larson

Monday, July 31

Foundational Hand Woodworking with Kaare Loftheim

Monday, July 31-Thursday, August 2

Iconography Meets the Nordic Tradition with Randi Sider-Rose

Monday, July 31-Friday, August 3

Rosemaling Goes Contemporary with Mona Stenseth Erlandsen

Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4

Traditional Coastal Sámi Jewelry with Hege Nilsen

Monday, July 31-Friday, August 4

Introduction to Tablet Weaving – Telemark Style with Laura Demuth

Friday, August 4

Learning Nordic Fiddle Tunes by Ear with Tyler Hendrickson

Sunday, August 27

Beginning Whittling Klubb with Steph Hughes

Six Wednesdays, September 6-October 11

Friluftsliv Klubb with Olivia Helland

Six Wednesdays, September 6-October 11

Norsk Skole with Olivia Helland

Six Thursdays, September 7 – October 12

Frida Hansen’s Open Warp Transparency Technique with Robbie LaFleur

Thursday, September 14-Sunday, September 17

Beginner Kuksa Carving with Alex Yerks and Fred Livesay

Friday, September 15-Sunday, September 17

Skinfell Bench Cover with Rebecca Utecht and Sue Flanders

Saturday, September 23-Sunday, September 24

Beginning Loom Weaving with Laura Demuth

Wednesday, September 27-Sunday, October 1

Exploring Telemark and Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling with Andrea Herkert

Wednesday, September 27-Sunday, October 1

Pocket Spoons with Liesl Chatman

Friday, September 29-Sunday, October 1

Registration Opening Later This Year:

Intermediate Sølje Study with Liz Bucheit

Wednesday, October 4-Sunday, October 8   

Quilt Workshop: Berger Fretex 2018 with Mike Ellingsen

Saturday, October 7

Rosemaling a Nordfjord Style Ale Bowl with Patti Goke

Friday, October 13-Sunday, October 15

Intermediate Hardanger Embroidery with Anne Farning

Saturday, October 14-Sunday, October 15  

Rölakan Weaving with Christine Novotny

Wednesday, October 19-Sunday, October 23  

Hand Carved Ornaments with Rebecca Hanna

Friday, October 21-Saturday, October 22

Creative Kolrosing with Scott Johnson

Friday, November 3-Sunday, November 5

Carving a Horse Head Ale Bowl with Becky Lusk

Friday, November 10-Sunday, November 12

Learn to Lefse with Heidi Eger

Sunday, November 12

Nordic Fiddle Workshop with Erik Sessions

December 10