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  • Our Instructors
    Keune Candace Larson Tom Latané Marty Leenhouts Lexi Torgeir Lirhus Fred Livesay Becky Lusk Johild Mæland Ken Magnuson Kate Martinson Jan Mostrom Lois Mueller Phil Odden Martha Owen Harley Refsal Norma Refsal Pam Rucinski Hans Sandom Jim Sannerud Nancy Schmidt Bev Schrandt Carrie Solberg Britt Solheim Steve Speltz Sue Sutherland Gene Tokheim Sara Tollefson Heather Torgenrud To register for classes please print a class registration form pdf and send the form along with your class payment to Darlene Fossum Martin Vesterheim Museum P O Box 379 Decorah IA 52101 For more information contact Darlene Fossum Martin at 563 382 9681 ext 215 or email at 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 Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering Your Supplies Rosemaling Letter Home Folk Art School Our

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  • About Our School
    the varied opportunities in Norwegian folk art including fiber arts woodworking rosemaling food jewelry and knifemaking The Folk Art School also offers occasional instruction in other traditions as a great way to deepen the folk art experience The joy of creating something by hand is matchless whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist At Vesterheim s Folk Art School students and instructors create a community of learning by sharing oral tradition and hands on example The process of making functional and beautiful objects with our hands expands our minds broadens our outlook and connects us to one another We invite everyone to learn new skills hone old skills share stories have fun and become a part of an exciting community A unique aspect of taking classes at Vesterheim is studying the museum s collections which include early folk art from all areas of Norway representing many varied traditions and modern pieces that have been systematically collected for decades Classes often arrange for the museum s curatorial staff to give specialized tours of collections storage People enrolled in a class are welcome to tour the museum at no cost during the time their class is in session Bauder Landsgard Collections Study Center To register for classes please print a class registration form pdf and send the form along with your class payment to Darlene Fossum Martin Vesterheim Museum P O Box 379 Decorah IA 52101 For more information contact Darlene Fossum Martin at 563 382 9681 ext 215 or email at 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

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  • Our Unique History
    other countries Throughout the years over 100 gold medals have been awarded in four categories rosemaling knifemaking woodworking and weaving Vesterheim s study tours to Norway offer folk artists a unique learning opportunity based on the museum s ties and relationships with the artists and institutions of Norway Participants learn from leading Norwegian artists surrounded by the beauty and traditions of this inspiring place The folk art experience at Vesterheim doesn t end with classes Through The National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition Vesterheim sets the standard of excellence as an artist in the Norwegian folk art traditions This program is vital for promoting folk artists and serves to ensure that these beautiful age old traditions and skills are preserved To register for classes please print a class registration form pdf and send the form along with your class payment to Darlene Fossum Martin Vesterheim Museum P O Box 379 Decorah IA 52101 For more information contact Darlene Fossum Martin at 563 382 9681 ext 215 or email at Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related National Exhibition of Folk Art in the Norwegian Tradition Vesterheim

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  • Facilities
    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

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  • Ordering Your Supplies
    in person on the phone or through our online store Located at 502 W Water St in the museum s Westby Torgerson Education Center the store is open daily 9 00 a m to 5 00 p m Call 1 800 979 3346 with orders and questions All students receive a 20 discount on purchases made in the Museum Store throughout the duration of any class they are attending Share

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  • Rosemaling Letter
    at 563 382 9681 ext 112 or email at Join online here Share This Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Tumblr Share on Google Email this Page Related Membership Join over 6 000 others from all 50 states and several foreign countries who support Vesterheim as members Read More Folk Art School Find a Class Registration and Policies Our Instructors About Our School Our Unique History Facilities Ordering

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  • Itinerary for May 15-May 29, 2016
    Maritim Haugesund Day 8 Sun May 22 Haugesund Finnøy Stavanger B L D A special treat has been arranged for today Ride on the replica of the ship Restauration which set sail from Stavanger on July 5 1825 carrying the first emigrants from Norway to the United States Lunch visits to a WWII fortress and a guided tour of the Lauvsnes Greenhouse complete this fantastic day Dinner and overnight at Clarion Hotel Stavanger Day 9 Mon May 23 Stavanger B In the morning take a guided city tour of Stavanger including Gamle Stavanger old town Norsk Olje Museum and the Stavanger Cathedral Have the afternoon and evening free to explore the rich cultural life of this amazing city Overnight at Clarion Hotel Stavanger Day 10 Tues May 24 Stavanger Kristiansand B L Enjoy the wonderful view of Norway s southern coastline as we drive to Kristiansand Some stops along the way include the quaint city of Egersund the houses built under a cliff by the Jossingfjorden a beautiful overlook in Feda and the Lindesnes Lighthouse located on the southernmost point of mainland Norway Overnight at Hotel Norge Kristiansand Day 11 Wed May 25 Kristiansand Grimstad Oslo B D After breakfast take a guided tour of Kristiansand including Posebyen old town and Fish Quay where the lively fish pier is an experience in itself See fish and shellfish swimming in tanks and small boats chugging through the canal Lunch on your own and then board the motorcoach as we head back to Oslo for our flight to Iceland Dinner at Michel Seylmagers Hus in Porsgrunn and overnight stay at Radisson Blu Airport Hotel Oslo Day 12 Thurs May 26 Oslo Reykjavík B L In the morning fly from Oslo to Reykjavík Stop in route to the Reykjavík city center at Bessastaðir the residence of the President of Iceland After lunch we will take a city tour including Hallgrímskirkja Church Handcraft Association Perlan Harpa and the Parliament Dine on your own with an overnight at Centerhotel Plaza Day 13 Fri May 27 Southern Area of Iceland B L D Explore some of the natural wonders of Iceland At Þingvellir National Park visit the law rock the site of the original parliament We ll see Geysir a fountain geyser in the geothermal area of Iceland Our next stop is Gullfoss a massive waterfall which falls 105 feet in two steps Lunch is served at the Gullfoss Café Last stop is Skálhólt an ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops Drive to Fosshotel Hekla for dinner and overnight Day 14 Sat May 28 Southern Area of Iceland B L D After breakfast at the hotel we ll have another full day of beautiful sights First we ll see Hjálparfoss which tumbles in two chutes over twisted basalt columns and into a blue pool Next depart for Þjóðveldisbærinn for a visit of the Stöng Viking Longhouse and Museum one of Iceland s best kept secrets Lunch follows before the drive to Eyrabakki to see the black

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  • Itinerary for June 18-July 2, 2016
    to Byrkjedal with some stops including a beautiful overlook in Feda and houses built under a cliff by the Jossingfjorden Dine in the intimate atmosphere of Byrkjedalstunet before an overnight stay at Clarion Hotel Stavanger Day 8 Sat June 25 Stavanger B L In the morning take a guided city tour of Stavanger including Gamle Stavanger old town Norsk Olje Museum and the Stavanger Cathedral Spend the afternoon and evening exploring the rich cultural life of this amazing city Overnight at Clarion Hotel Stavanger Day 9 Sun June 26 Stavanger Finnøy Lofthus B L D A special treat has been arranged for today Ride on the replica of the ship Restauration which set sail from Stavanger on July 5 1825 carrying the first emigrants from Norway to the United States Lunch visits to a WWII fortress and a guided tour of the Lauvsnes Greenhouse complete this fantastic day Dinner and overnight at Hotel Ullensvang Lofthus Day 10 Mon June 27 Lofthus Kinsarvik Steinstø Bergen B L Explore the inspirational Hardangerfjord and gaze at majestic mountains waterfalls and glaciers Today s visits include a guided tour of the Hardanger Tinn Factory a guided tour of Steinstø Fruit Farm with lunch and a visit to Steindalfossen where you can walk behind the waterfall Continue on to Bergen where you will have the evening free to dine in one of their many lovely restaurants Overnight at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bergen Day 11 Tues June 28 Bergen B D This day is free to explore Norway s second largest city Walk along the Bryggen visit the Hanseatic Museum or ride the Fløibanen up the mountain to see the spectacular view The choice is yours Dinner and overnight at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bergen Day 12 Wed June 29 Bergen Reykjavík B In the morning enjoy some free time before the flight from Bergen to Reykjavík In Reykjavík tour the Handcraft Association and Hallgrímskirkja Church Dinner is on your own with an overnight at Centerhotel Plaza Day 13 Thurs June 30 Southern Area of Iceland B L D The Reykjavík city tour continues this morning and includes Perlan Harpa and the Parliament followed by an exploration of some of the natural wonders of Iceland At Þingvellir National Park we ll see the law rock the site of the original parliament Our next stop is Gullfoss a massive waterfall which falls 105 feet in two steps Lunch is served at the Gullfoss Café The last stop is Skálhólt an ancient seat of the Icelandic bishops Drive to Fosshotel Hekla for dinner and an overnight stay Day 14 Fri July 1 Southern Area of Iceland B L D After breakfast at the hotel we ll have another full day of beautiful sights First see Hjálparfoss which tumbles in two chutes over twisted basalt columns and into a blue pool Next depart for Þjóðveldisbærinn for a visit of the Stöng Viking Longhouse and Museum one of Iceland s best kept secrets Lunch follows before the drive to

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