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Norwegian Rosemaling
Platteville, WI

Lois Mueller.  Photo by Nicole Saylor.Lois Mueller is an outstanding rosemaler who earned the Vesterheim Gold Medal in rosemaling in 1998. Lois has published several instructional books, an instructional DVD, and has taught rosemaling courses throughout the US and in Taiwan and Canada. In her presentations, Lois demonstrates rosemaling basics and explains the different styles, history and the elements of an easy design, followed by a question and answer period. For more in-depth workshops, Lois instructs on basic designs as well as more detailed work. 

Program Formats

A general presentation

An in-depth workshop with up to 15 adults for 3-5 days (6-7 hours each day). If within 50 miles of Platteville, the workshop could be 3-4 hours per day for 3-5 days, or 4-6 hours one day a week for 6-8 weeks. 

Best for Ages

Adults, ages 18 and up


Artist fee:

$400 per day


reimbursement for supplies if a hands-on session; mileage; and overnight accommodations if needed

Program Needs:
Table and chairs; good lighting

If the presentation is a one time demo or a class for a few hours each day for several days, then no more than 50 miles from Platteville. If the presentation is for 3 or more full days, then distance is not an issue. 

Past Venues:

  • Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, Decorah, IA, 2000-02, 2005, week-long workshops.
  • Illinois Norsk Rosemaler’s Association in Chicago area, 2001-02, 3-day workshops.
  • Sons of Norway Lodges in Richland Center, Fennimore and Monroe, brief demo presentations.
  • Indianapolis Sons of Norway, five-day workshops annually since 1993.
  • Sons of Norway Lodges in Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, five-to-seven day workshops, 2004-05.
  • Society of Decorative Painters Convention, as well as Society of Decorative Painters Chapters throughout the U.S.

Lois Mueller
1225 West Main St.
Platteville, WI 53818 

last updated: 02/10/2009   


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