Collections Connection: Rosemaling with Andrea Herkert

In this recording, rosemaling instructor Andrea Herkert highlights two trunks from the Vesterheim collection – one by Thomas Luraas and one by Hans Glittenberg – to inspire your painting practice.

Andrea Herkert graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in Art and Art History. After a career in free-lance watercolor illustration and calligraphy, she began rosemaling in 2006 and never looked back, earning her Vesterheim Gold Medal in 2013. Andrea has been teaching rosemaling since 2010, both privately and in seminars throughout the United States. Through grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board she is currently mentoring her fifth apprenticeship. In June of 2018, Andrea spent time in Norway in intense study of the traditions of rosemaling: the history, techniques, and culture from which it grew. This eye-opening individual study was supported through a Fellowship from the American Scandinavian Foundation. Find out more about what she’s teaching at Vesterheim here.

Collection Connections is a series of Vesterheim-hosted conversations between the museum’s collections staff and folk-art school instructors. Highlighting the incredible folk-art collection at Vesterheim, these conversations are also opportunities for you to stay connected with your folk-art community. Each gathering will highlight a piece or two from the collection as explained, interpreted, and appreciated by a master folk artist.

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