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  • Hand-Forging Steel-Faced Scorps, Chisels, and Small Things
    from round stock followed by decorative filing The scorp will not be filed All tools will be heat treated and we will make an edge on them Then you can go home to make wood chips and K J hopes you will make some more gouges for your lonely tool roll About the Instructor K J Groven K J Groven grew up in Skien Norway and spent most of his childhood on the family farm working with his grandparents In 1999 he left Norway to attend South Dakota School of Mines and received a degree as a mechanical engineer After some time as an engineer he built log homes and did custom woodworking He was introduced to a blacksmithing club during this time and was soon making buildings cabinets and other furniture in the Norwegian style as well as forging tools and hardware He believes he has found his true calling Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/knifemaking/2016-08-04-hand-forging-steel-faced-scorps-chisels-groven/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Knifemaking
    also make leather sheaths using pauting technique for each knife Håvard Bergland master Norwegian knifemaker gives his highest praise for Morten s knifemaking and teaching abilities About the Instructor Morten Håkonsen Morten Håkonsen is a highly skilled full time knifemaker and knifesmith from Skien Norway the capital of Telemark a county that is widely known for its knife traditions He started to make knives in 1987 and is now the most productive knifemaker of Norway Morten is a very popular instructor who taught at Vesterheim in 2011 and 2013 and has won many prizes for his blades and knives in Nordic knifemaking competitions He is a member of the Norwegian Knifemakers Association and on the board of Grenland Knifemakers Club the biggest and most active club in Norway Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School Find a

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/knifemaking/2015-07-18-knifemaking/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Forging Tongs, Knifeblade, Handle, and Sheath
    forging a set of tongs on a gas forge Day two and three will be spent forging a three layer Norwegian knife blade while learning how to heat treat and grind the blade Days four to six will be spent making the handle and sheath Håvard Bergland master Norwegian knifemaker gives his highest praise for Morten s knifemaking and teaching abilities About the Instructors Morten Håkonsen Morten Håkonsen Morten Håkonsen is a highly skilled full time knifemaker and knifesmith from Skien Norway the capital of Telemark a county that is widely known for its knife traditions He started to make knives in 1987 and is now the most productive knifemaker of Norway Morten is a very popular instructor who taught at Vesterheim in 2011 and 2013 and has won many prizes for his blades and knives in Nordic knifemaking competitions He is a member of the Norwegian Knifemakers Association and on the board of Grenland Knifemakers Club the biggest and most active club in Norway K J Groven K J Groven K J Groven grew up in Skien Norway and spent most of his childhood on the family farm working with his grandparents In 1999 he left Norway to attend South Dakota School of Mines and received a degree as a mechanical engineer After some time as an engineer he built log homes and did custom woodworking He was introduced to a blacksmithing club during this time and was soon making buildings cabinets and other furniture in the Norwegian style as well as forging tools and hardware He believes he has found his true calling Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/knifemaking/2015-07-26-forging-tongs-knifeblade-handle-sheath/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Forging Tongs, Knifeblade, Handle, and Sheath
    forging a set of tongs on a gas forge Day two and three will be spent forging a three layer Norwegian knife blade while learning how to heat treat and grind the blade Days four to six will be spent making the handle and sheath Håvard Bergland master Norwegian knifemaker gives his highest praise for Morten s knifemaking and teaching abilities About the Instructors Morten Håkonsen Morten Håkonsen Morten Håkonsen is a highly skilled full time knifemaker and knifesmith from Skien Norway the capital of Telemark a county that is widely known for its knife traditions He started to make knives in 1987 and is now the most productive knifemaker of Norway Morten is a very popular instructor who taught at Vesterheim in 2011 and 2013 and has won many prizes for his blades and knives in Nordic knifemaking competitions He is a member of the Norwegian Knifemakers Association and on the board of Grenland Knifemakers Club the biggest and most active club in Norway K J Groven K J Groven K J Groven grew up in Skien Norway and spent most of his childhood on the family farm working with his grandparents In 1999 he left Norway to attend South Dakota School of Mines and received a degree as a mechanical engineer After some time as an engineer he built log homes and did custom woodworking He was introduced to a blacksmithing club during this time and was soon making buildings cabinets and other furniture in the Norwegian style as well as forging tools and hardware He believes he has found his true calling Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/knifemaking/2015-08-02-forging-tongs-knifeblade-handle-sheath/ (2016-02-10)
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  • _What Is Rosemaling?_ Booklet
    through generous donations from the friends of Marlys Hammer Special thanks to Judy Ritger and Patti Goke for their work in creating the booklet To view on screen or to print your own copy download a PDF Download What Is Rosemaling Booklet PDF To receive a printed version in the mail order from the Museum Store The booklet is free You will be charged shipping and handling Share This Share

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/collections/contents/rosemaling-booklet/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Beginning Rosemaling
    coming to you with this Vesterheim and Sons of Norway collaboration class Learn the basics of rosemaling including the history strokes and simple flower and scroll forms We ll work on a 5 6 inch design done in color on backgrounded paper or wood in either Telemark or Hallingdal style About the Instructor Shirley Evenstad Shirley Evenstad has been a rosemaler since 1977 and has lived in Richfield Minnesota for 40 years Shirley has studied with several master Norwegian teachers both at Vesterheim and in Norway Evenstad earned her Gold Medal in rosemaling from Vesterheim in 1983 She participated in a painting project at Epcot Center in the Norway Pavilion Orlando Florida in March 1988 Shirley currently paints by commission in her home and teaches rosemaling classes in her community Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus a thriving artist community Read More Folk Art School

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/rosemaling/2016-01-23-rosemaling-beginning-evenstad/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Beginning Basics in Rosemaling with Acrylic Paints
    day will be very important for the new painter On the following three days students from the first day will continue and students who already have some experience will join in You must also sign up for the class Beginning Rosemaling with Acrylic Paints described here Topics covered during these days include how to use the liner brush for flowing lines painting scrolls and S strokes how to use JoSonja painting mediums and how to paint with acrylics in an oil class We ll look at a rosemaling color wheel and learn how to mix paint There will be opportunities for practice on paper but we will graduate to wood so you can experience the joy of rosemaling in acrylics on wood Our rosemaling style study will begin with small wood projects in three styles Hallingdal on an ornament Os on a sandwich board and Rogaland on a small beaded scoop plate About the Instructor Candace Larson Candace Larson West Lafayette Indiana has been a folk artist for 30 years She has studied with JoSonja Jansen for 20 years and paints with acrylic paint She teaches painting classes and states my students continue to inspire me with their enthusiasm Candace was a participant in the 2014 Vesterheim Folk Art Tour to Norway Currently she writes an Acrylic Tips column for the Rosemaling Letter She demonstrates and exhibits rosemaling at a local Global Festival She is a Master Gardener who looks forward to spring and then to fall so she has more time to paint Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/rosemaling/2016-04-28-rosemaling-beginning-basics-larson/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Rosemaling in the Gudbrandsdal Style
    one of those designs to suit the woodenware you bring This class is basic enough for beginner intermediate rosemalers but will also offer plenty of challenges for advanced painters Oils are preferred Students using acrylics MUST have mastered basic techniques and know their colors About the Instructor Pam Rucinski Pam Rucinski has been rosemaling since 1974 She teaches all over the United States has taught in Japan and has traveled to Russia for folk art studies Pam received her Gold Medal in 1995 in part for her Gudbrandsdal painting She has developed her own subtle variations over the 20 years she has painted this style looking to Jacob Klukstad and baroque wood carving for her inspiration Through the Wisconsin Arts Board Pam has worked with three apprentices concentrating on the Gudbrandsdal style Pam has taught at Vesterheim several times Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Things to do in Decorah and Winneshiek County Decorah Iowa in Winneshiek County is a great place to visit It s a warm and vibrant town with beautiful scenery plenty of outdoor recreation cultural and historic venues with numerous events and festivals plus

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