Craft School: Coffee Treats; 5-Class Cooking
Join us for one or more Saturday morning hands-on classes to learn
how to cook afternoon coffee treats from each of the five Nordic
countries. Review the history and culture of each treat, roll up
your sleeves and cook, then stay afterward for a proper Nordic
Each class is 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
January 24 SOLD OUT
Norway with Daytona Strong
Prince Cake [Fyrstekake]; Grandma's Sandbakkels; Heart-Shaped Waffles [Vaffler]
February 21 SOLD OUT
Iceland with Margret Solvadottir
Vienna Cake [Vínarterta] and Happy Marriage Cake [Hjónabandssæla]
March 14 SOLD OUT
Denmark with Judith Dern
Layercake with Cream and Raspberries [Lagkage med flødeskum og hindbær]; Mazarins; Old-Fashioned Apple Cake [Gammeldags aeblekage]
Finland with Noel Wannebo
Fruit Soup [Sekahedelmakeitto]; Rye Cookies
[Ruiskakut]; Cardamom Cream Pound Cake
[Kardemummakakku]; Air Pudding [Ilmapuuro]
Sweden with Ruth Johnson-Pirie, "The Singing Baker"
Farmers cookies and cardamom cake
Cost: Members: $25 each, $110 for all; General Admission $30 each,
$130 for all.
Register for one or more classes at craftschoolcoffeetreats.eventbrite.com
Exhibition Lecture: Imaging the Arctic,
Communicating Climate Science through Art
Tuesday February 3
How can science and art work together? Marine mammal biologist Dr.
Kristin Laidre and expeditionary artist Maria Coryell Martin
will present their fieldwork and collaboration investigating the
impact of sea ice loss on narwhals, iconic species of the
Arctic. Laidre is a research scientist for the University of
Washington’s Polar Science Center studying how
environmental factors change the movement and behavior of top
marine predators. Coryell-Martin works in the tradition of
traveling artists as naturalists and educators, working with
scientists to promote environmental awareness. Come hear and
see their story.
Suggested donation: $5
RSVP at imagingthearcticlecture.eventbrite.com
Happy Hour at
Thursday, February 5
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join the Nordic Heritage Museum for Happy Hour at award-winning
local nano-brewery Reuben's Brews. $1 from every drink
purchased will be donated to the Museum. Come help support two
local Ballard favorites!
1406 NW 53rd St
Seattle, WA 98107
Craft School: Woodcarving with Erik Holt
Feb 8, 15
March 1, 8, 15, 22
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Learn Baroque Acanthus Rococo and Viking/Dragon styles in this
class. Students will concentrate on the fundamental leaf formations
of the Acanthus style (see below), working up combinations of the
Acanthus curl, or explore the Viking/Dragon style as seen above.
Woodcarvers at all levels, beginners to experienced, are welcome in
the class. Tool sharpening and basic carving techniques will be
covered for beginners. Continuing students will develop their own
Classes are paid for by the month.
Visit instructor Erik Holt’s website for more information about
tools and supplies.
Classes start at $45 for members, $47 for non-members.
There are discounts for purchasing multiple classes at once.
Register for February classes here: craftschoolwoodcarving-feb.eventbrite.com
Or, call the Museum's Reservation Line at 206.789.5707, ext.
Soup & Cinema: Flame & Citron/Flammen
& Citronen (Denmark)
Tuesday February 10
Enjoy a Nordic movie and homemade nourishing soup.
Flame & Citron is a 2008 Danish drama/action
co-written and directed by Ole Christian Madsen. The film, a
fictionalized account based on fact, is about two Danish resistance
movement fighters nicknamed Flame and Citron, during the Nazi
occupation of Denmark in World War II. The most expensive Danish
film produced to that date, it was highly successful at the box
office and won numerous awards.
Cost: $8 Museum members, $12 General Admission
RSVP at soupandcinema-feb.eventbrite.com
Documentary: The New Northwest
Thursday February 12
In the summer of 2009 Cameron Dueck and the rest of the crew of the
Silent Sound completed a journey made by fewer people than have
climbed Mt. Everest; they sailed through the infamous Northwest
Passage. These waters are normally locked in ice, but due to
climate change it is now possible to sail here for a few short
weeks each summer. Their voyage from Victoria to Halifax carried
them through raging storms and mechanical breakdowns and took them
into sea ice that threatened to crush their hull. But more
importantly it brought them face to face with modern Arctic life in
tiny, isolated Inuit communities where the challenge of climate
change is added to the already crushing load of social and economic
woes. Each person they met along the way added their story to the
colorful tale of life in the Arctic; a unique place where the
climate change experience is affected by the critical and ongoing
debates over sovereignty, resources and cultural assimilation.
This film won Best Documentary at the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film
Festival and was an official selection at
Singapore’s Endeavors Documentary
Film Festival as well the American Online Film Awards. It was also
screened by the Royal Geographical Society in Hong Kong, and is due
to be shown in the 2014 Asian Explorers Club Film Festival.
This screening is in conjunction with the exhibit Imaging
Suggested donation: $5
RSVP at documentary-newnorthwestpassage.eventbrite.com
Craft School: Sketching the Arctic
Saturday, February 21
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Explore the Arctic through ink and watercolor with expeditionary
artist Maria Coryell-Martin. We’ll cover fundamental tools
for field sketching and painting using Arctic animals from the
Burke Museum’s collection for inspiration. We’ll sketch
a selection of Arctic animals such as bones and taxidermy specimens
from arctic terns, walrus, polar bear narwhal, beluga, seal, and
The program will complement the Museum’s Imaging the Arctic
exhibition, an art-science collaboration between Coryell-Martin and
UW marine mammal biologist Dr. Kristin Laidre.
Please note: This workshop requires specific supplies. Please
• Sack Lunch: drinks and some food items are also available in
the Burke Cafe.
• Sketchbook: paper should be a minimum of 80lb for light
• Additional Paper: I’ll have specialty paper available
for purchase in class (see below).
• Waterproof pen: choose a fine tip such as Sharpie fine point
or Pigma Micron 01.
Watercolors: use high quality paints with at least a yellow, red,
magenta, blue, cyan, and
neutral brown high quality paint. The Essential 8 is a good value
set by Daniel Smith which
includes: Hansa Yellow Medium, New Gamboge, Pyrrol Scarlet,
French Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue (GS), Quinacridone Burnt
Orange, and Neutral Tint.
• White gouache: 1 small tube of Zinc White (preferred) or
• Brushes: bring what you have and enjoy. If you are
purchasing new, choose quality over
quantity and select a large flat (such as 3/4”), a medium
round (#8), and a small round (#3).
Option extras are a larger round (#12), small flat (1/2”),
and #0. I like Princeton Art Brush &
Co. 4050 series, other quality brands are fine, just make sure the
hair is soft (vs. stiff).
• Other items: Portable watercolor palette with lid and mixing
area (with paints if you have
one already filled), water container, and paper towels/rag for
wiping brushes. Also bring an
HB pencil, sharpener, gum eraser, and plastic eraser.
• Optional: 3/8” gator board for paper support, drafting
tape, waterbrush (such as Niji or
Pentel), spray bottle, sponge, old toothbrush.
You can purchase the following from me
• Arches Cover Cream Paper: $4 for whole sheet, $1 for quarter
sheet (11” x 15”)
• Arches Hot Press paper: $4 for whole sheet, $1 for quarter
sheet (11” x 15”)
• Tracing paper: $1 for 4 sheets 11” x 14”
You can purchase some of these items from Maria at art-toolkit.com
Learn more on the Burke
website. To register or learn more information, please contact
Carl Sander at (206) 616-6473 or email@example.com.
20th Annual Raoul Wallenberg
Thursday, February 26
Join the Nordic Heritage Museum for our annual dinner honoring the
memory of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who intervened to help
save thousands of Jews from deportation to concentration
Initiated by Washington State Senator Ken Jacobsen, the
Museum’s Annual Wallenberg Dinner is an opportunity to honor
Wallenberg’s courage and selfless humanitarianism, as well an
opportunity to bring together the Scandinavian and Jewish
communities to celebrate his inspirational legacy.
Professor Daniel Chirot of the University of Washington’s
Stroum Center for Jewish Studies will moderate a panel discussion.
Panelists include Bob Herschkowitz, Holocaust survivor; Arik Cohen,
a grandson of four survivors; Kirsten Larsen, on her war
experiences in Denmark; and Bertil Lundh, on his experiences in
Special thanks to our partner organizations for this event:
Washington State Jewish Historical Society, Jewish Federation of
Greater Washington, and Holocaust Center for
Cost: $50 for Members and Members of our partner organizations; $55
RSVP at wallenbergdinner2015.eventbrite.com
Craft School: Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, April 11
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Researching family histories has never been easier! Join Carol
Buswell, Education Specialist at the National Archives at Seattle,
for a hands-on genealogy workshop. You’ll learn about
resources at NARA and elsewhere that will allow you to trace your
family history, using records from the United States and
Scandinavia. You’ll leave with handouts, tips, and everything
you need to know to get started on your own family’s
Cost: $18 for Memebers; $22 General Admission
Tickets at genealogy-workshop.eventbrite.com
Craft School: Rosemaling
Fridays and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16
Explore this traditional Norwegian form of decorative folk art,
or simply brush up on your painting and design skills. Telemark,
Hallingdal and Gudbrandsdal are just some of the regional styles
taught in this class. Hansen is an experienced instructor and a
member of The Western Rosemalers Association. She is a gifted
painter whose work is known and appreciated throughout the United
Students paint on a variety of decorative and useful objects.
All levels of painters welcome, and taking at least two classes is
You may purchase supplies from Hansen at the time of the
workshop: $10 for a plate; brushes are $6 each; using her paints is
$7; color copies are $1.
Cost: General Admission $35/day; NHM members $33/day
Register at spring-rosemaling.eventbrite.com
Craft School: Nordic Spinning with Judith
If you would like to share the day with an internationally-known
teacher, fiber artist and master spinner, please join Judith
MacKenzie for one or more of these hands-on
Saturday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m., The Gentle Art of Spinning
Sunday, March 8, 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. , The Art of Tradition:
Spinning for Classic Swedish Tapestry
Sunday, March 8, 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., The Art of Tradition:
Spinning for Norwegian Coverlets
Judith's classes provide a wide-ranging blend of technical and
historical knowledge, skill, and invaluable information about the
craft of turning fleece into yarn. As well as teaching throughout
the United States and Europe, she contributes regularly to Spin-Off
magazine, has been featured on many DVDs, and has written multiple
books, including Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning and The
See event registration page for workshop fees.
Register at judith-spinning-march.eventbrite.com
Or, call the Museum's Reservation Line at 206.789.5707, ext.
Craft School: Aquavit Tasting
Sunday, June 7, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 14, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This 2-hour Aquavit tasting and workshop covers everything you
ever wanted to know about Aquavit, including history, production,
styles by region, modern interpretation, flavor profiles, food
pairing, drinking songs, culture, cocktailing and more! Taste
over 20 different domestic and imported aquavits as you learn the
differences between them. Ages 21+ only.
Cost: $55 Members, $60 General Admission. Designated
drivers admitted free.
Register at aquavit-tasting.eventbrite.com
Special EventsEach year, the Nordic Heritage Museum
holds special events in addition to our regular
Mark Your Calendars for These Exciting Events!
Saturday and Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015
Nordic Knitting Conference
Held every other year, TBD 2016
Saturday and Sunday, November 23 & 24, 2015
Mostly Nordic: Chamber Music Series and Smörgåsbord
*For information on this year's Mostly Nordic Champer Music Series, click here.
Sundays in February, March, April, and May, 2016
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