East Central Regional Library is excited to present a special workshop where people can paint a simple deign in the style of rosemaling on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in the Milaca City Council Room.

Originating in the rural valleys of Norway, rosemaling is a style of Norwegian decorative painting on wood that uses stylized flower ornamentation, predominantly primary and secondary colors, scrollwork, lining and geometric elements, often in flowing patterns. Landscape and architectural elements are also common.

The workshop will be presented by Patti Goke, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, who has been rosemaling for more than 20 years and has taken many classes with American and Norwegian artists. Patti is a Vesterheim Gold Medalist, Vesterheim Rosemaling letter editor, and contributor of rosemaling articles and projects for Art Apprentice Online e-zine.

All materials will be provided at the workshop. It’s recommended for ages 15 to adult, and registration is required. Visit the events calendar at ecrlib.org to get registered. Space is limited.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The Milaca City Council Room is located at 255 First St. E. in Milaca. Questions can be directed to the Milaca Community Library at (320) 983-3677. For news and information on all happenings at the library, visit ecrlib.org and follow East Central Regional Library on Facebook.

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