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Ethnic Celebrations

Traditional Swedish Folk Painting


with Kim Garrett

Calendar Jul 30, 2021 at 12 pm

Friday, July 30, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, July 31, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Sunday, August 1, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Please note this is a three day workshop with varying start and end times each day. 

Tuition: $200   Materials: $30

Are you interested in learning about Swedish Folk Art? In this class we will explore the folk painting styles of northern & southern Sweden commonly called dalmalning & bonadsmaling. There are many regional styles, of which we will discuss their similarities and differences based on origins, cultural significance and materials used back in the 17th & 18th centuries. We will then mix our own paints to complete an individual project, based on the styles we have just learned.

All materials for this class will be provided. The student should wear clothing suitable to paint in and bring a notepad for taking notes and for planning their project.

 About the Instructor: Kim Garrett has been painting Scandinavian folk art for about 15 years. She has traveled to Norway and Sweden several times to study with folk artists there. Kim has won many blue ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair, including twice winning Best in Show. She has been teaching around the midwest for several years and started teaching via Zoom in 2020.


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