Become introduced to the traditional Norwegian art form known as Rosemaling. This distinctive style of painting includes a floral motif painted on a wooden object or furniture. Students may wish to spend class time practicing and perfecting their strokes or are welcome to bring in a small wooden object to paint in class as well.
This class is part of our Marketplace of Learning special event.
- Choose from a variety of morning, afternoon or all day classes.
- Plan to stay between 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. to meet local experts who teach in our program.
- Visit our instructor displays and sample fun foods.
Here is what one participant said about the day, “The classes were great, and the lunchtime events provided food and activities such that there was no reason to leave between the morning and afternoon sessions. Great job!”
VANESSA MERRY moved to Florence, Italy at the age of 18 to study the methods of the great masters in painting, drawing, and printmaking at Palazzo Spinelli. From here, she continued her education and exploration of the human-figure, still-lifes, and landscapes at Atelier de Chimere in France. There she enjoyed Plein-Aire painting in the French countryside. She moved back to the U.S. were she graduated from the U of M in Visual Arts and Art History.
She has been actively involve in the Twin Cities art scene for many years. Vanessa has won several awards for her paintings in local galleries. She was the President of the Robbin Gallery in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and is currently on the staff of WARM (Women's Art Resources of MN).
Vanessa currently enjoys creating works of art in many different styles, but finds herself happiest when she is in the classroom teaching others all the skills that she has acquired in her studies.