- October 9, 2021
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
During this class, join instructors Alison Aune and Rachel Johnson for a Swedish folk art workshop! They will present a brief history of the Swedish painted horse, often referred to as a Dala Horse. You will look at and discuss traditional and contemporary kurbit designs (fanciful flowers) for inspiration. Rachel will describe the process for carving the wooden horses and Alison will share tips and techniques for painting your very own Minnesota dalahäst! You will make your own creative interpretations, as we revive this tradition using a contemporary color palette!
We will take a mid-class break for lunch.
Instruction and all supplies, including paints, brushes, paper, transfer paper, etc. By the end of class, you’ll go home with a hand-painted Minnesota dalahäst, inspired by the Swedish painted horses of Dalarna.
You should bring…
Pictures or examples of favorite dalahäster (Dala Horse) to share, a smock or apron, and a notebook for ideas.
No prior experience needed.
Best for Ages…
7 years old and up.
Additional Purchases Available…
There will be Dalahäst cards and painted horses by the instructors available for purchase after class.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and is not handicapped accessible.