Lois Mueller has been rosemaling since 1977 and teaching since 1979. She began teaching at Technical Colleges and for Rosemaling Associations, but now travel teaches throughout the USA, Taiwan and Canada. Lois has taught at Vesterheim, Society of Decorative Painter’s Conventions, Concordia Language Villages, Sons of Norway Lodges in Indiana and Tennessee, Decorative Painting Chapters, Rosemaling Associations and Scandinavian Shops. She has written 9 instructional books (5 are out to print) teaching the basics of the Telemark, Rogaland, Valdres and Gudbrandsdal styles of rosemaling. Lois also has a DVD that highlights the basics of transparent Telemark. She is a former director of an art gallery where she taught children’s art classes.
Honors that she has received include: A Gold Medal for Excellence in Rosemaling (VGM) from Vesterheim in Decorah, IA in 1998; An invitation to paint an ornament for the White House Christmas tree which included a reception at the White House in 2004; An invitation to paint a violin for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra annual fund raiser in 2004 and 2006; A commission to paint a violin for the Society of Decorative Painter’s permanent collection in 2004 and having that violin on the front cover of their magazine; An invitation to teach rosemaling for 2 weeks in Taiwan in 2006; An invitation to paint a piece for a traveling exhibit that took place in Japan in 2008 and that piece has become a part of the permanent collection of the Society of Decorative Painter’s in Wichita, KS; A request to paint an angel for The Decorative Arts Collection in Atlanta, GA in 2010; A tine on the front cover of “The Decorative Painter” and the piece is now part of SDP’s permanent collection in 2011. She is included in the WI State Arts Board Web Page: www.wisconsinfolks.org. She has, also, written several articles for “Painting”, “The Decorative Painter”, and “PaintWorks”.
Teaching Fee: Negotiable Fee would include instruction, project packet plus paint and mediums. Classes can be in Acrylic Gouache and/or oils Supplies such as the project piece and brushes are available for purchase at the class. To schedule a class for your organization or shop, call, (608) 348-3398 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.