Two Events on Rosemåling

Saturday, April 22, at 1:00pm &
Sunday, April 23, at 1:30pm

During the month of April rosemåling examples are on display in the case in the Circulation Area.

The artists will demonstrate rosemåling on Saturday, April 22, at 1:00pm.

They will teach a class on basic rosemåling the following day, Sunday, April 23, at 1:30pm.  Participants will hear about the different styles of rosemåling, learn how to mix colors and use brushes, and paint a small design.  Learn the basics about this Norwegian folk art from Master Rosemåler Lois Mueller. This is an easy and fun class with all materials included.  Class size is limited; please register by email or by calling 920.967.3690.

Location: Lower level. Activity Room.

The demonstration and class are part of the artists’ commitment to teach and pass along this traditional Norwegian folk art. Mueller and Hartmann are recipients of a grant from the Folk Art Apprenticeship Program of the Wisconsin State Arts Board, with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, for 2016-17 to study the folk art form of rosemåling known as Telemark, which is painted on a painted background on a functional wooden object, such as a trunk, a bowl, or a cabinet. Telemark is an asymmetrical style  that is painted free-hand or with a line drawing. It has flowing scrolls and unique stylized flowers with ornate linework to enhance the design.

Mueller, who lives in Platteville, has been rosemåling since 1977; Hartmann lives in Neenah and has been painting for about five years. Mueller earned a Gold Medal for Excellence in rosemåling from Vesterheim, the Norwegian/American Museum in Decorah, Iowa, in 1998. Since that time she has written nine rosemåling instructional books and has traveled to teach throughout the USA, Canada, and Taiwan.

Program made possible by the library endowment's Sara Loescher Fund. All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.