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Swedish Kurbits (Dalmålning) Painting

This class meets for two days on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, from 10 am-5 pm both days.

Explore the art of kurbits (dalmålning) in this weekend-long Swedish folk painting class inspired by the farmhouse interiors in the Swedish region of Dalarna. Originally painted on linen or paper, these charming scenes often featured the large, telescoping bloom of flowers known today as a “kurbits.” In this class students will adapt traditional flower and leaf forms to create their own designs, using acrylics paints on a 11”x14” canvas or paper. This class is appropriate for all painting skill levels as patterns and templates are provided for any student who wishes to use them, while still leaving plenty of room for personal embellishment. Discussions and demonstrations will explore brush control, traditional colors and design, and many historic examples. Students will head home with a unique piece of folk art and the ability to continue painting themselves! Ages 14 and up welcome.

An optional youtube video will also be available prior to class to review the context of folk art and its connection to Swedish heritage. This class requires students to provide some of their own materials and pay the instructor a $15 materials fee for the canvas, patterns, and other supplies. Paint is also available for an additional $10 fee for any students who do not wish to bring their own. Please see the materials list below.
This class meets for two days on Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, from 10 am-5 pm both days.

Explore the art of kurbits (dalmålning) in this weekend-long Swedish folk painting class inspired by the farmhouse interiors in the Swedish region of Dalarna. Originally painted on linen or paper, these charming scenes often featured the large, telescoping bloom of flowers known today as a “kurbits.” In this class students will adapt traditional flower and leaf forms to create their own designs, using acrylics paints on a 11”x14” canvas or paper. This class is appropriate for all painting skill levels as patterns and templates are provided for any student who wishes to use them, while still leaving plenty of room for personal embellishment. Discussions and demonstrations will explore brush control, traditional colors and design, and many historic examples. Students will head home with a unique piece of folk art and the ability to continue painting themselves! Ages 14 and up welcome.

An optional youtube video will also be available prior to class to review the context of folk art and its connection to Swedish heritage. This class requires students to provide some of their own materials and pay the instructor a $15 materials fee for the canvas, patterns, and other supplies. Paint is also available for an additional $10 fee for any students who do not wish to bring their own. Please see the materials list here.