Vesterheim Folk Art School

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2024 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 2024. This is just a start! There will be many additional classes added throughout the year. This page will be updated frequently as classes are confirmed.

Registration for classes through March 2024 is open on November 10, 2023, at noon. The next registration date is February 20, 2024, for classes from April-September 2024.

Register here (and in the categories in the menu on the left). Classes will be filled “first come, first served.”

If you have questions, contact the Folk Art School at 563-382-9681 or

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

2024 Confirmed In-Person Class List

Flat Plane Figure Carving with Rebecca Hanna

Four Fridays, January 5-26

Skinnfell Heart Ornament with David & Lynn Susag 

February 10-11

A Knitting Colorwork Eventyr with Susan Kolstad

In person on February 10 with class session online on March 2

Beginner Kuksa Carving with Alex Yerks

April 5-7

Nordic Farmhouse Shelf with Josh Torkelson

April 12-14

The Magic of Shrinkboxes with Scott Johnson and Bill Rickard

April 18-21

Mastermyr Chest, Part 1: Historic Woodworking Techniques with Derek Olson

May 13-15 (offsite at Tunnel Mill in Spring Valley, Minnesota)

Mastermyr Chest, Part 2: Making the Lock with Tom Latané

May 16-20 (offsite at Tunnel Mill in Spring Valley, Minnesota)

Mastermyr Chest, Part 3: Strap, Hinges, Hasp, and Nails with Paul Nyborg

May 21-24 (offsite at Tunnel Mill in Spring Valley, Minnesota)

Study of the Lesser-known Rosemaling Styles of Romsdal and Nordmøre Found in the District of More og Romsdal with Nancy Odalen

June (dates still being finalized)

Scandinavian Flat Plane Figure Carving with Charles Banks

June 14-16

Coastal Sámi Jewelry with Hege Nilsen (Norwegian Instructor)

July 20-24

Coastal Sámi Handbag with Hege Nilsen (Norwegian Instructor)

July 29 – August 2

Rosemaling with Geir Kåsastul (Norwegian Instructor)

Two options: July 20-24
and July 29 – August 2

Tin Ornaments and Cookie Cutters with Kitty Latané

September 17

A Masterclass in Oskar Kjetsaa’s Rosemaling with Kim Garrett

September 5-8

Nålbinding Mitten with Melba Granlund

September 6-8

Acanthus Foundations: Drawing, Designing, and Carving with Jock Holmen

September 11-15