Ethnic Art

Valdres Rosemaling

This blue ribbon artist will guide you in painting flowers inspired by the Valdres region of Norway. 

Beginners will learn brush strokes practicing on cardboard, then move on to a cluster of three blooms on a 10" black background plate. More experienced painters will add a decorative border on the plate rim.

Students bring: Your own acrylic brushes - filbert #6, chisel #4, liner #1 or #0, and a paint shirt or apron. 

Kit cost: $25.00.  

18 hour class, Tuesday through Thursday
 Instructor: Jane Bellefly 

Bentwood Boxes

Bentwood boxes have been used for centuries in the Scandinavian countries for storing kitchen staples, including butter. 

Bentwood boxes are made of thin strips of wood, soaked in order to bend them, then given a shape. All are duraable, they can also be made from the bark of a birch tree. Your bentwood box will have a lid that features a turning locking mechanism to hold it in place. Make your keepsake this year! 

Students bring: sandpaper (sizes 100, 120, 200) sharp wood carving knife, C-clamps and spring clamps. Also rasp, files, electric hand sander, wood chisels and awl if you have them. Instructor has some tools to share. 

Kit cost: $30.00. 

18 hour class, Tuesday through Thursday 
Instructor: Hal Bitzer 

Gnomes 2.0

Gnome decor is still going strong (they are so cute and Scandinavian)! Barb is here to give you four more cute little guys to decorate your home, porch, deck, and ??? These four are new, using new techniques and materials. 

Students bring: scissors, hot glue gun and glue sticks, Exacto or craft knife, craft foam paint brushes, and 2 lb. bag of rice or beans.

Kit cost: $20.00

6 hour class, Thursday
Instructor: Barb Bergquist