A Bouquet of Vest Agder Flowers with Louise Bath, VGM

  • Nov 10, 2023 6:30 PM - Nov 12, 2023 12:00 PM
  • Central Standard Time

Ticket Price $65.00-$95.00 This event is now over

Class description: As Vest Agder Fylke  is on the south coast of Norway, rosemaling developed there with influences from Europe. So we see many examples of painted tulips from Holland. The chests painted by Vest Agder painter Guttorm Eftesdol feature three front panels or “portals”, backgrounded in a off white color with colorful bouquets of stylized flowers. Examples of these “portal” trunks have inspired me to paint my own bouquets of Vest Agder flowers on a 12” plate or 12” shallow bowl. I have surrounded the bouquet with a geometric design which complements the flowers.


Class dates:

  • Nov 10 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Nov 11 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Nov 12 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Class level:  Intermediate


Medium being used :  Oil.  Acrylic painters are welcome and while painting will be done in oils, equivalent colors in Jo Sonja will be provided. Instructor will answer questions about acrylics but students are expected to independently make adjustments to acrylics.


Surface: 12” beaded flat plate or a 12” shallow basswood bowl from Montzka Woodworking. This design can be adapted to a square or rectangular surface easily.


Supplies:   Supply list


Note about supplies: The class fee does not include the cost of supplies. This is the responsibility of the student.


Additional Information: You will be emailed a color photo of piece, the design, supply list and painting instructions. 


Instructor: Louise Bath, VGM


Instructor biography: I have been rosemaling for about 30 years and achieved a Vesterheim Gold Medal in 2017. I was fortunate to visit Norway three times in 2013, 2016 and 2018 and I use photos from those visits (as well as postings on Rosemaling Facebook) as ideas for my designs. I like painting and teaching all styles but particularly Os, Trondelag, Agder, Setesdal and Rogaland.  I have taught at a Sons of Norway Lodge in Denver for many years and enjoy sharing my knowledge of this wonderful folk art.


Location:  This is an online class hosted on Zoom.  All technical requirements needed to join the class are the responsibility of the student. RCC virtual classes will not be recorded. All classes are listed in the Central time zone.


Class policies:  For RCC terms, please visit the Terms and Conditions page of the RCC website https://www.rosemalingcoasttocoast.org/terms-and-conditions.  Non-members will be charged an additional $30 that can be applied to an RCC membership, should the student opt for membership.  Order confirmations will be sent through SimpleTix.


For more RCC classes and rosemaling opportunities visit: https://www.rosemalingcoasttocoast.org/classes

Date & Time

Nov 10, 2023 6:30 PM - Nov 12, 2023 12:00 PM

Rosemaling Coast to Coast

Rosemaling Coast to Coast, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organized to celebrate the art of Norwegian rosemaling through a national organization that supports and enriches the artistic activities of the individual. Members study, paint, teach, and promote the love of rosemaling. The skillset is broad, from beginners to highly-skilled, award-winning artists. Formed in 2016, the organization began holding biennial conventions to promote, teach and appreciate the folk art of rosemaling.  Visit our website at www.RosemalingCoastToCoast.org for more information.