Kolrosing Basics (for women & non-binary makers) Saturday September 15th 10:00-1:00
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, and try their hand at traditional geometric patterns and their own freehand patterns. Instructor will provide tools, practice wood, and wood plaque blanks for kolrosing. Students may also bring wooden material that they are comfortable experimenting with: spoons, bowls, wood frames, etc. Students should plan to pay the instructor for materials at the start of class.
$55 + $10 materials fee
Taught by Chelsea Bowen