A Telemark Study - Melkars JP3378 - Online Class

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 Class Details and Benefits:                                             
  • New!  Filmed in High Definition
  • In-depth Video Instruction - approximately 3.5 hours total, in 2 parts.
  • On-demand access anytime beginning immediately after your purchase.
  • Downloadable PDF resources including closeup photos, patterns and instructions. 

 Class Bundle options available to choose from above:

Bundle options are available for printed packet, the beautiful alder flour box (melkar), free shipping AND online class access.


This class is a study in Telemark featuring traditional and contemporary design, colors and techniques.  The presentation includes stroke people, basic scrolls, telemark floral bouquets and landscapes. 


There are three bundle options for the class shown.  The wood piece is inspired by the traditional Melkar (Norwegian Flour Box).  It is beautifully crafted from solid Alder and measures 12 ½” tall x 12 x 7 ½” Wide and 7 ½” Deep.  

The first melkar, the Blackberry one, was started many years ago and just recently finished. The Stillwater piece, with scenes, was painted for one of our books, published much later, but pictures were never taken of all surfaces. Therefore, we decided to show and discuss both pieces together in this lesson.

After a brief introduction, the Blackberry melkar is taught, then there is a brief introduction to the more contemporary Stillwater melkar and the unusual color scheme before we teach the painting techniques of it.

An unusual approach to our regular lessons, yes, but we hope that you'll enjoy.

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Painting Medium of Choice
Retarder Medium
Clear Glaze Medium
Kleister Medium (optional)

Jo Sonja's Artist Colors
Blackberry background melkar:
Purple Madder – toned RV
Red Earth – toned R
Gold Oxide – Toned O
Vermilion – O
Tiger Lily – O tint
Marigold – toned Y
Vines – toned YG
Moss Green – toned YG tint
Provincial Beige
Unbleached Titanium – toned W
Carbon Black – Bk

Stillwater background melkar:
Purple Madder – RV
Brilliant Violet – V
Amethyst – RV tint
Gold Oxide – toned O
Tiger Lily - O tint
Orange – O
Yellow Orange – YO
Yellow Deep – Y
Yellow Green or Tree Frog Green -YG
Brilliant Green –G
Pacific Blue – B
Pthalo Green – deep BG
Raindrop – BG
Jaune Brilliant – light O tint
Naples Yellow Hue – Y tint

Jo Sonja's Sure Touch
B1350/1352/4010 #2-3 round, B1385/1387 #2, 4, 6 filbert - Basic painting
B1360 #2 short liner (or liner of choice) - Fine details
1” flat or oval glaze (old) – Dry brushing.
½” flat or oval glaze (old) – Spattering.
3/8”-1/2” old filbert, oval glaze of Possibilities brush – Sky.
#6-8 old filbert – Shrubs, tree foliage.
#2 filbert – Overstroking scrolls, shadow strokes.
¾” mop – series B1317, 1315 or 1318 – Blending out Retarder glazes.