Rosemaling For Beginners

Aug. 14–Sept. 27, 2021
Days vary, 10:00am–2:00pm
Cost: General Admission: $105 | Nordic Northwest Members: $85
Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Rd
Portland, OR, 97223

The following description was submitted by the event organizer.

Rosemaling is Norway's traditional decorative folk painting that was used to decorate wooden items commonly used in daily life, such as ale bowls, stools, and chairs. Using stylized techniques made up of fantasy flowers, scrollwork and fine line work, and flowing patterns give rosemaling its unique feel. 

In this beginner-level class, you will learn about materials, how to use them, and how to make a wet palette. You will practice brush loading and how to make the basic rosemaling strokes. After you are familiar with the strokes and feel comfortable, the class will paint an ornament using your newly learned skills. This class includes 3 brushes, palette knife, paper to practice on, and an ornament. Paint, mediums and palette paper will be provided for use in the class.

Meet your instructor, Gayle Oram

Gayle’s painting career covers more than forty years. She says it’s unbelievable and is so thankful that she has been able to make a living with her passion to paint. Gayle first encountered Rosemaling in 1977 when her family moved to Petersburg, Alaska. It was a Norwegian fishing settlement and there was Rosemaling painted on storefronts. Over the years Gayle has conducted seminars, local classes and written eight books.

Upcoming Dates & Times

Sept. 27