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Mona Kochendorfer

Dutch Folk Painting
Kenosha, WI

Dutch folk painting by Mona KochendorferMona has gained international recognition as a master of the Dutch Hindeloopen style of folk painting. Her “canvases” are typically accessories, furniture, and walls. In addition to Dutch Hindeloopen and Dutch Assendelfter, Mona teaches German, Russian, Swiss, Swedish, and Early American folk painting.

Mona's classes and demonstrations include an exhibit of pieces, the history and background of the painting style being presented, explanations of the elements of design and color, and basic techniques which are part of all folk painting. Her students range in age from preschool children to senior citizens in assisted living facilities

Program Formats

General presentation

Introductory workshop

Advanced workshop

A residency

A performance

Best for Ages

Early elementary
Grades K-2, ages 5-7

Upper elementary
Grades 3-5, ages 8-10

Middle school
Grades 6-8, ages 11-13

High school
Grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up

Mixed audiences of any age


Artist fee:



Reimbursement for cost of supplies used by students.
Mileage & lodging (if needed)

Program Needs:
Will vary with specific program: tables and chairs, good lighting, access to water, slide projector and screen, display tables, easel.

Mid-January through mid-November

Past Venues:

  • Solo Exhibits: Museums, libraries, folk art centers,  Lucille Tack Center for the Arts, Spencer, WI Pieces featuring Dutch Hindeloopen Folk Painting selected for DAC exhibits (Decorative Arts Collection) in Salt Lake City, Utah and Kansas City, Missouri
  • Exhibitor and demonstrator: Midwest Folk Festival 2005    
  • Exhibitor and demonstrator: Kermis Dutch Festival, Little Chute, WI 2008
  • Instructor and demonstrator of fine art and folk art since 1957:
    Art education supervisor and art instructor, Wisconsin Public Schools.
    Art instructor, Wisconsin Technical Colleges Instructor at national conventions of the Society of Decorative Painters.
    Seminar coordinator, instructor and demonstrator for businesses and organizations
    Teacher: SaddleBrooke Fine Arts Guild, Tucson, AZ 2003-2005, 2008.
    Author: articles featured in international painting publications, book Hindeloopen Sampler,
    self published painting designs and instructions.


Mona Kochendorfer
5007 31st St.
Kenosha, WI  53144
262-764-2184 (home)
262-455-5470 (cell)

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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