Class descriptions and registration information can be found at www.vesterheim.org The Norwegian folk-art tradition reaches back to the days of the Vikings and continues to be vibrant and active today. The class choices at Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum's Folk Art School reflect the varied opportunities in Norwegian folk art, including fiber arts, woodworking, rosemaling, food, jewelry, and knifemaking. MORTEN HÅKONSEN Morten Håkonsen Morten Håkonsen is a highly skilled, full-time knifemaker and knifesmith from Skien, Norway, the capital of Telemark, a county that is widely known for its knife traditions. He started to make knives in 1987 and is now the most productive knifemaker of Norway. Morten is a very popular instructor who taught at Vesterheim in 2011 and 2013 and has won many prizes for his blades and knives in Nordic knifemaking competitions. He is a member of the Norwegian Knifemakers Association and on the board of Grenland Knifemakers Club, the biggest and most active club in Norway. UPCOMING CLASS Hand-forging Norwegian Knife Blades July 20-21, 2017 Norwegian Working Knife with Sheath July 22-26, 2017 Two Brothers Knives with Silver Banded Sheath July 31-Aug. 4, 201 For more information, contact Darlene Fossum-Martin at 563-382-9681, ext. 215, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.