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Rosemaling in the Telemark Style


with Kim Garrett

Calendar Sep 13, 2019 at 2 pm

Two Day Class: PLEASE NOTE the different times for each day. 
Friday, September 13, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $110 Materials: $35

Rosemaling means “rose or flower painting” in Norwegian, a folk art that began around 1750.

This class will focus on the Telemark style, known for its graceful scrolls and fantasy flowers. You will start by learning the basic strokes of rosemaling, progress through color mixing and working with oil paints, then painting your own design to bring home or give as a gift.

About the Instructor: Kim Garrett has been rosemaling since 2007 and has studied extensively with master rosemalers in Norway and the United States. She has also studied Dalmaining, a folkart painting style, in Sweden. She has won several blue ribbons at the MN state fair for her rosemaling, received the Best in Show twice, and get rave reviews from Ely Folk School students.

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 1 payment of $95.00, paid every two weeks.

Upscale Dream Necklace


with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Aug 30, 2019 at 1 pm

Friday, August 30, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $20 Materials: $15

Students will create a one-of-a-kind necklace loosely based on the style of a Native American dream catcher. Recycled jewelry and natural materials will be used to create these necklaces. Students should bring any broken earrings or necklaces they'd like to incorporate into their pieces. Students can also consider picking up materials they find outdoors such as bark, feathers, or pieces of rusted metal to bring to add to the finished pieces.

 About the instructor, Kay Vandervort: Kay has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not-for-profit management. She has facilitated trainings at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

Kay retired to Ely three years ago after a career as a freelance writer followed by thirty years as a nonprofit executive director. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School, sharing her beautiful creations, her skills, and her playfulness exploring color and creativity.

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