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  • Carving Christmas Ornaments
    Tools will be provided Need a special gift for that hard to buy person on your Christmas list Consider a day of carving at Vesterheim and create several ornaments in time for the holidays About the Instructor Rebecca Hanna Rebecca Hanna of Decorah Iowa is passionate about many Norwegian folk arts especially woodworking A graduate of Luther College in elementary education and museum studies she is a retired elementary teacher Rebecca is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist and was instrumental in the creation of Vesterheim magazine Vol 3 No 2 dedicated to woodworking 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 Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and Wirework Knifemaking and Metalworking Rosemaling and Painting Woodworking Writing Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering Your Supplies Rosemaling Letter Home Folk Art

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-10-18-carving-christmas-ornaments/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Carving for Christmas—Figures and Toys
    the touch with a safe finish wood is a great alternative to plastic Harley will cover all aspects of figure carving About the Instructor Harley Refsal Harley Refsal is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has taught Scandinavian figure carving throughout the United States and Norway He was honored by H M Harald V King of Norway with the St Olav Medal of Honor for his efforts in reinvigorating Scandinavian figure carving in both the United States and Norway A retired professor of Scandinavian folk art at Luther College in Decorah he also regularly demonstrates and gives many presentations about Norwegian folk art and traditions He is the author of several books Harley was named the 2012 Woodcarver of the Year by the magazine Wood Carving Illustrated 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 Class Fiber

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-11-06-carving-christmas-figures-toys/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Dragonstyle Carving in Wood
    art form of dragonstyle Learn how to carve this fanciful and fun type of relief All aspects of relief carving will be covered during the course including tool sharpening and care working with wood and wood grain and finishing options The project will be an intricate dragonstyle frame to fit a 12 x 16 inch mirror About the Instructor Becky Lusk Becky Lusk is a third generation folk artist and a Vesterheim Gold Medalist Her work was included in the exhibition Norwegian Folk Art The Migration of a Tradition curated by Marion Nelson Vesterheim s former Executive Director Becky carves ale bowls figures relief scenes acanthus pieces and dragonstyle pieces She and her husband have a workshop near Coon Valley Wisconsin 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 Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions Jewelry and

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-11-06-dragonstyle-carving-wood/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Chip Carving—Plate with Scandinavian Design
    usually held on the knee so the work is portable no big bench required In this class you will learn proper chip carving techniques as well as knife sharpening pattern application finishing and more You will have your choice of two patterns to carve one will be easier to carve and more more challenging You will learn how to remove all of the chips in each pattern so you can complete your carving after class if needed All knives tools and supplies are provided for your use Marty uses a camera projector and screen in class so everyone can easily see the individual cuts and techniques taught No experience is needed and all are welcome Young people are encouraged to come and learn to carve on EZboard because it is softer than basswood yet holds detail well and carves beautifully About the Instructor Marty Leenhouts Marty Leenhouts is a professionally trained teacher who has taught classes throughout the United States and internationally for over 30 years He is also the owner of the online store My Chip Carving With thousands of store members worldwide Marty s video lessons have been viewed over 1 5 million times in over 150 countries He is also the author of Chip Carving Essentials Step by Step Guide to Successful Chip Carving and is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist 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 Class Fiber Arts Food Traditions

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-11-06-chip-carving/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Whittling Klubb for Kids—Session III
    for carving Create stuff out of wood while learning the safe and proper use of a carving knife gouge and V tools We ll also learn how to keep our tools sharp In Session I we ll practice with a knife by making a hook out of a Christmas tree and progress to using gouges and v tools while carving on a small wooden container In Session II we ll carve a Dala horse and in Session III we ll make a pumpkin and Santa Take one or all three sessions About the Instructor Rebecca Hanna Rebecca Hanna of Decorah Iowa is passionate about many Norwegian folk arts especially woodworking A graduate of Luther College in elementary education and museum studies she is a retired elementary teacher Rebecca is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist and was instrumental in the creation of Vesterheim magazine Vol 3 No 2 dedicated to woodworking 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

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/classes/woodworking/2015-11-12-whittling-klubb-kids-session-3/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Scandinavian-Style Flat-Plane Figure Carving
    on carving experiences as you complete a figure in step by step fashion Finish the project by painting the figure and applying a final oil finish Then carve additional pieces while Harley offers assistance on an individual basis Sharpening equipment and finishing supplies are also covered About the Instructor Harley Refsal Harley Refsal is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist who has taught Scandinavian figure carving throughout the United States and Norway He was honored by H M Harald V King of Norway with the St Olav Medal of Honor for his efforts in reinvigorating Scandinavian figure carving in both the United States and Norway A retired professor of Scandinavian folk art at Luther College in Decorah he also regularly demonstrates and gives many presentations about Norwegian folk art and traditions He is the author of several books Harley was named the 2012 Woodcarver of the Year by the magazine Wood Carving Illustrated 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/woodworking/2016-02-05-scandinavian-style-flat-plane-figure-carving/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Corporate Member List
    since 1955 Faldet Dairy Consulting Dairy nutrition consultants servicing dairies throughout the Midwest and beyond The Family Table Restaurant Nothing real fancy just good food Farmers Merchants Savings Bank Whose prime interest is you Fencl Oil LP Co Inc Keeping you warm since 1951 David Finholt Construction Inc FCI brings 30 years of exceptional design and construction to residential multi family housing and commercial building Gundersen Health System Where caring meets excellence Hacker Nelson Co PC Certified public accountants and business consultants The Hairitage Hairstyling for you Hawkeye REC A non profit electric cooperative utility owned by the members it serves Hotel Winneshiek A grand historic boutique hotel nestled in the heart of downtown Decorah Hovden Oil Inc Petroleum Marketers Commercial Industrial and Agricultural Paul Hudson State Farm Agency Financial services and insurance helping customers protect their assets and implement meaningful action toward their financial goals Johnson Printing A full service commerical printer assisting customers with all of their graphic and printing needs Kerndt Brothers Bank Locally owned community bank with seven locations in northeast Iowa La Rana Bistro Come for fresh and amazing food and a fantastic selection of cocktails wine and beer Cheers Ladybug Landscapes and Decorah Floral Keep your home looking great with the help of Ladybug LetterWerks Sign City LLC Your source for signs banners and graphic design digital vinyl banners awards and multi color screen printing Mabe s Pizza Decorah s iconic pizza McCaffrey s Dolce Vita Restaurant Specializing in wood fired pizza and international cuisine Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association Providing homeowner insurance and farm insurance in a six county area of Northeast Iowa Olson Explosives Inc Providing a full line of commercial explosive products services and support throughout the Upper Midwest for over 50 years Oneota River Cycles Serving the tri state area since 2001 with a large selection of bicycles and the best equipped repair area in the region Oneota Valley Family Eye Care Practiced in preserving vision for a lifetime Randall Olson D D S Serving quality dental care for the whole family in the Decorah area Perry Novak Electric and Crane A family owned electrical contractor and equipment services company in Northeastern Iowa inlcuding solar instalation and service with a 38 ton crane Pizza Ranch Life tastes better at Pizza Ranch Pulpit Rock Brewing A destination taproom and brewery in Decorah focused on high quality small batch craft beers Quality Inn Suites formerly Heartland Inn Rest unwind and relax in spacious guest rooms that offer modern conveniences Rockwell Collins Providing smart communications and aviation electronics solutions to the world s leading aerospace and defense companies Ruffridge Johnson Equipment Co Inc Distributer of high quality construction and mining equipment Sales service and rentals Ruby s Restaurant Catering Family owned and run for almost fifty years offering homemade rolls breads and jams locally grown ingredients Norwegian delicacies and traditional American fare Sons of Norway Lodge Valdres Lodge Sons of Norway promotes and preserves the heritage and culture of Norway while providing quality insurance

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/join-give/corporate-membership/list/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Donna Benson
    presentations at cultural centers and museums Her work is part of the permanent collections of several museums and is in private collections worldwide She is currently president of the Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Folk Art School Find a Class Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering Your

    Original URL path: http://vesterheim.org/folk-art-school/instructors/benson-donna/ (2016-02-10)
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