Rosemaling: Os Style at the Duluth Folk School
January 7, 2020

Rosemaling in the Os Style

  • Day 1 of 3
    March 27, 2020
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Day 2 of 3
    March 28, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Day 3 of 3
    March 29, 2020
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

To support efforts to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19, this class has been canceled. If a new date becomes available, it will reopen for registration anew. Registrations will not automatically transfer to new class offerings.

In this comprehensive, three-day class, you will learn the Os (pronounced ‘oos’) style of Rosemaling! You will review the basic stroke work of Rosemaling, and then spend the remainder of the class time studying the characteristics that make the Os style Os. You will then paint a class project.

You will begin by ‘backgrounding’ your project in the traditional color palette, transferring a design and then painting your project in oils. There will be lots of demonstration by the instructor and plenty of time for practice too. This class will be taught in oils but acrylic painters are welcome.

We will take a midday break for lunch on Saturday or Sunday. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch, or enjoy some of the delicious food from the Dovetail Cafe!

Registration Includes

Instruction and all required materials. By the end of class, you will go home with knowledge of Rosemaling history, new painting techniques, and an understanding of what comprises the characteristic Os style. You will go home with your rosemaled project, and enough knowledge to continue rosemaling on your own.

Skill Level

You should have some experience, either painting with oils or acrylics, and/or some experience rosemaling, but beginners are also welcome.

Best for Ages…

13 years and older

You should bring…

If you have them, you are welcome to bring filbert brushes (brush sizes 2, 4, 6, and 8, and a liner if you have them) but you don’t need to buy anything for class. The instructor will supply paint, mediums, etc. She will have brushes you can use or purchase. You can bring palette, tracing, and transfer paper and other supplies you already have if you have painted before. It can get messy, so wear old clothes or bring something to protect your clothing.

Additional Purchases Available

Optional: the instructor will have quality brushes and palette knives available for purchase during class.




1917 W Superior St, Duluth Folk School Library, Duluth, 55806, United States


The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.

Duluth Folk School Library Classroom

Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.


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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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