Kolrosing Basics (Women and Non-binary Makers) November 5th 1:00-4:00
Kolrosing is an ancient art form practiced by the peoples of Scandinavia. It was used to add embellishments to handcrafted wares and traditionally, a pattern was incised into wood, antler, bone, and then a darkening agent like coal, ash, or bark was used to highlight the design. In this class, students will learn the history of kolrosing, and try their hand at the very techniques used more than 1,000 years ago. Students will experiment with different types of darkening agents like coffee, bark, ashes, and spices.
Students may bring wooden material that they are comfortable experimenting with! Otherwise a pre-made spreader will be available to practice on.
$60 (includes material fee)
Taught by Chelsea Bowen
Chelsea Bowen is an arts administrator and handcrafter based in Minneapolis, MN. She grew up in the magical woods of northern Minnesota. Over the years, she has experimented in fiber, glass, clay and wood arts. Woodcarving is her big passion, as well as music and eating and growing organic food.
*Cancellation policy: Please give 1 week notice and you will be refunded 85% to cancel class. If you are sick the day of, you can makeup the class in the future for no additional fee.