This year we're exploring Geography through arts and crafts! We usually have another homeschooling family join us, and that's been fun too. After our first lesson, Kaia asked if she could choose the next country. I was certainly curious what she wanted! She then requested something Norwegian because we have Norwegian ancestors. When I learned about rosemaling, I knew it would be the perfect project.
Rosemaling is a traditional craft from Norway and Sweden. I found these videos extremely helpful as I learned about the art:
Freehand Rosemaling Tutorial:
How to use a round brush:
I like how this lady uses two colors on her brush, but with a different technique that may be easier for children to imitate:
How to make a Rosemaling Flower:
One Stroke Flower Painting:
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