Beginner telemark plate with Mari Solberg Smith

  • March 12 - 26, 2024
  • Central Standard Time

Ticket Price $95.00-$125.00 This event is now over

Class description: This class will combine beginner scrollwork and linework into a cohesive Telemark Rosemaling design. Students will learn a simple C and S stroke design for the center of an 8” rim plate, with or without a double bead. Students will learn to background their plate as well as learn or refresh their strokework and linework skills. Methods of transferring a pattern, different flower designs and border options will be presented. Students will develop and paint their own central design and border for their plate. There will be a discussion of varnishing so students can do so on their own after a period of drying time if desired.


This class has 3 sessions.  Class will run weekly for three consecutive Tuesdays: March 12, March 19 and March 26, 2024.  6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. central time

Class level:  Beginning


Medium being used :  Class will be taught in oils, acrylic painters are welcome.


Surface: Double Beaded Rim Plate: 8" (5.25" center) or Rim Plate (8" (5.25" center) or use a flat surface of your choice.

Supplies:  Supply list is linked here.

Note about supplies: The class fee does not include the cost of supplies. This is the responsibility of the student.  Students will need to order their own plate, paint, and supplies.  Supply list, line drawing and one-color photograph of a sample project piece as well as strokework/linework practice sheets and flower and border design options will be provided via Google Drive.


Instructor: Mari Solberg Smith


Instructor biography: I have 20 years of experience in the education field. I have taught classes as a teacher, a counselor, a librarian, and as a substitute teacher. I have seven years of rosemaling experience and have taught one in-person beginner class.  My experience with virtual classes has been more as a facilitator/host for other teachers as part of my duties as the Illinois Norsk Rosemalers Association’s Education Chair. I also have hosted studio/open painting sessions and often explain concepts as questions arise during the studio.


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 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  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.


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Date & Time

Mar 12 - 26, 2024

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 for more information.