Vesterheim Folk Art School

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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

Viking Chain Knit Bracelet with Liz Bucheit

Saturday, July 22

Birchbark Handle Knife with KJ Groven

Saturday, July 22-Tuesday, July 25

Foundational Acanthus Carving with Jock Holmen

Saturday, July 22-Wednesday, July 26

Kulokk: Norwegian Cow Herding Calls with Peggy Larson

Monday, July 31

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:

Freya’s Fantasy Filigree with Liz Bucheit

Wednesday-Sunday, October 4-8

Quilt Workshop: Bergen Fretex 2018 with Mike Ellingsen

Saturday, October 7

Concert by Ganspil with Kristian Bugge and Sonnich Lydom

Saturday, October 11

Rölakan Weaving with Christine Novotny

Thursday-Monday, October 19-23

Hand Carved Ornaments with Rebecca Hanna

Friday-Saturday, October 20-21

New Nordic Brunch with Patrice Johnson

Sunday, October 22

Creative Kolrosing with Scott Johnson

Friday-Saturday, November 3-5

Carving a Horse Head Ale Bowl with Becky Lusk

Friday-Saturday, November 10-12

Learn to Lefse with Heidi Eger

Sunday, November 12

Harmonizing Nordic Melodies: Using Basic Music Theory to Create Harmony Lines with Erik Sessions

Sunday, December 10