WOOD WORKSHOPS

Taught by Rose Holdorf

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Dala Horse Carving

May 21, 2022, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Nordia House, outside, weather permitting

TICKET INCLUDES MATERIALS

NORDIC NORTHWEST MEMBERS: $90

GENERAL ADMISSION: $110

Traditionally carved from pine wood scraps leftover by builders, the Dala Horse is a national symbol of Sweden and marks those dark winter days when carvers sit by the woodstove to whittle. With roots in the 1700s, and maybe earlier, the famous wood carvers of the Swedish Dalarna region still hand carve these pine figures today, and are finished with a traditional kurbits-style, hand-painted decoration. In this class, students will learn Scandinavian flat-plane figure carving techniques as we work on our own dala-inspired horses. There may even be time to finish the carving with traditional milk paint and a simple wood finish. All experience levels are welcome.

 

If weather permitting classes will be outside at Nordic Northwest’s forested Fogelbo property. Students please wear long pants or an apron, close toed shoes.

Rose Holdorf

Meet your instructor, Rose Holdorf

Rose grew up between a fir forest and an oak savanna in a house her parents built outside Corvallis, Oregon. A Macalester College alumna with a background in educational nonprofits, she attended North House Folk School in Minnesota to study traditional northern crafts, including timber framing, chair making, greenwood carving, blacksmithing, basket weaving, fibers, and natural dyeing. In 2018, she returned to the land where she was raised to revive her Dad’s woodshop and continue to carve, weave, sew, dye, and build.

Rose is a member of Teal Cooperative Gallery and teaches woodworking classes at Wildcraft Studio School, North House Folk School, Oregon State University Craft Center, Highland Woodshop, Nordic Northwest, American Swedish Institute, and Fireweed Community Woodshop in Minneapolis. Whatever adventures may come, Rose hopes to always nurture our land and empower those who value it so we can have stronger relationships with the environment and each other.

Refunds: All ticket sales are final.

COVID-19 Safety Precautions:

Our thoughts go out to those who have been personally affected by the pandemic. Nordic Northwest is concerned and cares about the health and well-being of each guest at Nordia House and we are taking all the precautions we can during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We cannot eliminate all risk, but we are following Oregon mandates and guidelines.  Here is what we are doing to make your visit enjoyable and as safe as possible and how you contribute to your own safety and the safety of others.

  • Face coverings are required when indoor & when physical distancing is not possible outdoor - except for when guests are actively eating or drinking and unless the individual is: under 5 years of age; has a medical condition that makes it hard to breath or has a disability that prevents the individual from wearing a face covering. If you do not have a face covering on, you will be asked to kindly leave.  

  • At Nordic Northwest events we will physically distant seating.  Each workshop participant will have their individual work table.

  • At most Nordic Northwest events and whenever possible we will offer guests the option to join in person or through live streaming, giving guests the choice to participate in Nordic educational and cultural programming in the format you feel the safest.

  • When visiting Nordia House maintain social distancing in lobby areas and when visiting the Exhibit.

  • Wash your hands before and after visiting.  Hand sanitizer is available at our events and at Nordia House entrances/exits.

  • Stay at home if you’re feeling sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick.  Follow Oregon quarantine mandates if you have a confirmed COVID-19 case or you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

  • Follow local and national health guidance.

 

Parking: We encourage guests to use public transportation or ride-sharing services. Our 50-space parking lot is open on a first come, first-served, basis and limited street parking is available on SW 89th & 90th Avenues.

 

Accessibility: Nordia House has two accessible parking spots in our main lot facing SW Oleson Rd. Both the main entrance facing SW Oleson Rd. and our side entrance facing SW Taylors Ferry Rd. are wheelchair accessible. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. We will do our best to accommodate your needs upon arrival. Please call 503-977-0275 or email info@nordicnorthwest.org to arrange further assistance.