Kolrosing Basics (for women & non-binary makers) Wednesday December 4th 6:30-8:30 pm
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. There is a $10 materials fee for all students. Instructor will provide kolrosing tools, practice wood, and students get to choose between one final project: a wooden plaque or hand carved butter spreader. Students are also encouraged to bring wooden items that they are comfortable experimenting with. Spoons, bowls, knives, wood frames make great kolrosing canvases!
$45 + $10 materials fee
Taught by Chelsea Bowen