Norwegian art form offeredMarlys Hammer is teaching two rosemaling classes for teens and adults at The Phipps Center for the Arts:
Marlys Hammer is teaching two rosemaling classes for teens and adults at The Phipps Center for the Arts:
Participants will learn the basics of rosemaling, a traditional form of art with its roots in Norway. After instruction in the basic strokes, using freezer wrap for practice, the strokes will be put together to form a design. Practice in line work and flowers traditionally used in Telemark painting will be included. Participants should bring a pencil, notebook, Viva paper toweling, freezer wrap and a water jar.
The class project for the advanced workshop will be a traditional, two-handled Norwegian ale bowl, crafted by Mark Staples of Star Prairie. A supply list will be available from The Phipps, along with instructions on how to obtain the bowl.
Instructor Marlys Hammer, VGM, has studied with 10 Norwegian artists including Nel Ellingsgaard and Sigmund Aarseth, as well as a number of Gold Medal American painters. She has received numerous awards for her work. Hammer has taught rosemaling throughout the United States and has judged several exhibitions.
Participants may bring a lunch or eat out. To enroll, send the fee to The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St., Hudson WI 54016, call (715) 386-2305 to register with Visa or MasterCard, or visit www.ThePhipps.org; a $3 processing fee will be charged for all mail, phone and online registrations.