Fun with Viksdal: Symbolism and Linework with Cathy Castellanos

  • February 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Central Standard Time

Ticket Price $45.00-$75.00 This event is now over

Class description: Fun and interesting facts about a little-known rosemaling style that has made a comeback from the efforts of the Eldrich Family in Viksdalen, Norway.  Viksdal designs are painted on a 16” plate which offers several line work options to make this plate a beginner to intermediate skill level. 

Class level:  Beginner to Intermediate


Medium being used :  Oil. Acrylic painters who want to take this class must be proficient in adjusting techniques. Instructor has some experience with acrylic paint and will help as she can.


Surface: 16” Rimmed wood plate 11” center, bead and 2.5” rim with outside bead.

Supplies:  Supply list is linked here.

Note about supplies and additional information: The class fee does not include the cost of supplies. This is the responsibility of the student.  Supply list comes with the registration.  Teacher will send the pattern packet (colored picture of plate and design).  Instructions on preparing the surface.  Resources to buy the plate, paint and brushes and information on what the student needs to do before class.


Instructor: Cathy Castellanos 


Instructor biography: I fell in love with Viksdal in 2016 on the Vesterheim Folk Art Tour to Norway. The Eldal Family gave a wonderful lesson on rosemaling and woodturning followed by a delicious Wedding Feast. I was fortunate to return to Marit Eldal for 2 wonderful days of painting in May 2023 which prompted me to teach my first Zoom class with Rosemaling Coast to Coast. I started rosemaling in 2010 and immediately connected with my Norwegian background. While living near Plano, Texas, the “Uffda Rosemalers” welcomed me and taught me how to paint. This led to wonderful workshops taught by Trudy Peach, Ken Magnuson, Nancy Schmidt, Patti Goke and others. I wish I could take the same classes  again to learn even more. My goal in Rosemaling is to learn something new each time I paint. My Rosemaling motto: I am only as good as I am at that moment, but I am better than yesterday and will be better tomorrow! 

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  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

Tue, Feb 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 2:30 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 for more information.