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Free workshop offered for beginners to Rosemaling

Lynn Sove Maxson
Lynn Sove Maxson

Rosemaling is a Norwegian folk art form of painting on wood with flower motifs.

Cleng Peerson Lodge of Sons of Norway will host a special Rosemaling workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Norway Community Building.

Cleng Peerson Lodge is offering the event for free, so beginners can learn the basics of this unique painting style and enjoy a “hands-on” experience. Seating is limited to the first 20 who register. All paints and materials needed for the workshop will be provided.

Instructor Lynn Sove Maxson is a world-renowned Rosemaler from Chicago’s Humboldt park area. Her parents came from Norway and met in Chicago. She has supported Cleng Peerson Lodge and the Norsk Museum for many years.

Every county in the country of Norway has its own distinct style of Rosemaling.

There are language differences throughout Norway and different styles of bunads (Norwegian formal costumes).

After the workshop, visit the Norsk Museum, which has a large collection of Rosemaling artifacts on display, from 200-year-old trunks to decorative plates and wall-hangings.

To secure your seat at the workshop, call Dave Johnson at 815-343-5070.

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