This 25 slide Power Point presentation gives an in-depth overview of rosemaling and different rosemaling styles. It begins with locating Norway on a map then describes the basic geography of Norway and how the land affected the development of many styles of painting. It gives both the historical facts of rosemaling and the current existence of artists still rosemaling. The presentation has 2 slides for each of the 7 rosemaling styles, one giving a description of the general characteristics of the style and the second giving more detailed information for the student to create a rosemaling specific to a region.
This presentation is a good entry to rosemaling and gives the student the foundation to be successful in recreating rosemaling. I use this presentation before teaching the different painting techniques used to create the rosemaling look. In combination with handouts of patterns students can create high level paintings. I have combined this Power Point presentation with a visiting artist who displays her art and demonstrates her paint technique.