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Rosemaling and Woodcarving Classes

April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Rosemaling and Woodcarving Classes

April 26-28 2019

At the Land of the Vikings

Contact instructors Linda and Al Miller for more information.

(h) 203 758 1086 (C) 203 592 9739 almiller@comcast.net


Linda Miller Biography

Linda Miller started rosemaling before 1974. She was member of the New England Rosemalers Society and was active for many years making many friends including Eldrid Arntzen, before it dissolved. Her first winning piece was purchased by Vesterheim for their 1989 permanent collection and was featured in the 1989 publication “Norway in America. In the 1990’s one of her pieces was also purchased and presented to the ambassador from Norway as a going away gift from Vesterheim. She has also entered in the California Rosemalers Society exhibition winning First place multiple times. Linda has gone on to teaching at craft schools and local lodges on the east coast. These include John Campbell of North Carolina, Fletcher Farms in Vermont, and Maine.

Course Description

Linda will teach all levels of Rosemaling from beginning to advanced. Students can paint either a bowl or a they can bring their own cutting board to paint.

Cost $200 plus materials. $50 deposit due at time of sign-up. Make Check payable to Linda Miller and mail to 59 Nick Road, Middlebury CT., 06762

Al Miller Biography

Al Miller is a retired Industrial Arts teacher who specialized in woodworking and furniture construction. He received Connecticut’s Celebration of Excellence award for his innovative teaching style and has been teaching carving to adults for the past 14 years at the Woodworkers Club, Norwalk, CT. Al started carving in 1989 and has studied in Norway and in the United States at Fletcher Farms and at “Vesterheim” (the Norwegian‐American Museum in Decorah, Iowa) under numerous old world masters (Hans Sandom, Rolf Sogge, Knut Arnensen, Arve Mosand, kuut Arnesen, Alf Stronen, Otar Flaton, Rolf Taraldset and others). Al has won competition ribbons with his carvings in local and national competitions.

Course Description

Al Miller will teach first time beginner students how to carve and decorate wooden spoons that can be used as an eating or cooking utensil. The class instruction will focus on the safe way to use hand and machine tools. The decorating and finishing of the spoons will be included.

Cost $200 plus minimal material fee. $50 deposit due at time of sign-up Make Check payable to Al Miller and mail to 59 Nick Road, Middlebury CT., 06762

Contact Bev at Land of the Vikings to make room reservations 570 461 3500 or vikingland@tds.com Cost of class does not include room and board at LOV.

Land of the Vikings, 461 Big Valley Road, Susquehanna, PA 1887


April 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am
April 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Land of Vikings