June 16, 2016

Additional application!

We now have the opportunity to arrange an additional application for a couple of vacant full-time study places in the incoming school year 2016-17.

Don’t hesitate to apply to our school if you are interested in fine art studies with focus on contemporary art. The whole year is packed with great courses and workshops, led by international and professional artists as our guest teachers.

Are you planning for future studies at an international Art Academy? We can professionally guide you in making you portfolio and work proofs for application. One or two years of studies at the Nordic Art School will provide you with a valuable contact network and help you in building a solid ground for your own personal artistry.

Your application can be made through the application link at the left and sent to us digitally between the 1st and the 15th of of August 2016 on info(at)nordiskakonstskolan.fi
Good luck and have a fabulous summer!

May 18, 2016

Application deadline on the 23rd of May!

It’s time to apply to our full-time 2-year Study programme in Fine Art which starts on the 31st of August 2016!

The Nordic Art School has a history of over 30 years of high standard art education. In our school you will have the possibility to study under the guidance of professional visual artists not only from the Nordic countries, but from several other European countries as well. The tuition is given in English.

In our international setting you will automatically get a broad network of contacts and also have the possibility to participate in several exhibitions.  We annually organize study-trips, one to Helsinki and one abroad, gallery visits and public art projects.

The Nordic Art School offers a spacious and functional work environment. All students get their own studios.

Each year a multitude of professional artists are giving lectures and workshops either thematically or according to specific techniques.

In the school year of 2015 and 2016 we will be visited by a total of about 25 guest artists.

Finnish painter Jyrki Riekki gives a workshop in mural painting and Pauliina Pietilä (FI/SE) teaches in photorealistic painting. 

Estonian artist Berit Talpsepp-Jaanisoo teaches in sculpting and Rut Karin Zettergren (SE) gives the workshop art@internet.
Norwegian Karstein Volle teaches in drawing and gives a Zine-workshop, while Sonia Hedstrand (SE) teaches about the possibilities of The Photo Novel.

In our well-equipped print making studio e g Fredrik Lindqvist (SE/D) and Janika Herlevi (FI) gives workshops in woodcut, monoprints and experimental print techniques.

A photo course will be given by Austrian artist Markus Oberndorfer and Finnish artist Henna-Riikka Ahonen lectures about portfolio and artist statements.

Our main teacher Erno Enkenberg (FI) is keeping several courses for both first and second year students. His courses include e g painting, drawing, photography and 3D model building. Our director of studies, Annika Bergvik-Forsander (FI) is also teaching and gives courses in drawing, collage, painting and art history.

In addition there will also be courses in e g video, photoshop, installation, performance, drawing and animation.

A year of study full of possibilities for you as a student of NAS!

The application form and instructions can be found to the upper left of this page.

May 10, 2016

Artist talk by Jane Huges tuesday 10th of May at 6 pm

Jane Huges is during week 19 & 20 keeping a course called ''Politics of Displacement'' at the Nordic Art School. Jane is born in Dublin but she lives and works at in Berlin. Jane has done art projects in Germany, Finland, Ireland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Russia and Iceland. In her own artistic work she focus on painting, drawing, video, installation and montage.

How time feels series (Acrylic on wood panel 2016)

How time feels series (acrylic on wood panel 2016)
Jane Huges will keep her Artist Talk on 10th of May at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Jane Huge's webpage

April 29, 2016

BIZARRE 6.5 - 26.5.2016

Nordic Art School's second and third year students show their works at the group exhibition BIZARRE at Tobaksmagasinet in Jakobstad during 6.5-26.5.2016. Several techniques are presented: drawing, painting, printmaking, photography and 3 videoinstallations, all made during the school year.

Tina Jokitalo - Spatial tide (video)

Iris Nykänen - Self-esteem (installation)

Samuel Moilanen - Abstract architecture #3

Participating students from Nordic Art School: Alexander Granqvist, Fanny Hallgren, Barbara Jazbec, Tina Jokitalo, Samuel Moilanen and Iiris Nykänen and Sanna Vehkapuro.

The exhibition is sponsored by Svenska Kulturfonden and Svenska-Österbottniska samfundet and is open until 26th of May, 2016. Welcome!

April 26, 2016

Artist talk by Agnor Marti Fernandez on Tue 26th of April at 6 pm

The current Artist in Residens in the Drake Arts Centre in Kokkola is Agenor Marti Fernandez. Agenor is from US and in his own artistic practice he focus on mixed media.

Agenor Marti Fernandez will keep his artist talk 26th of April at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!

Link to Agenor Marti Fernandez' webpage.  

April 18, 2016

Artist Talk by Elina Warsta tuesday 19th of April at 6 pm

Elina Warsta lives and works in Kokkola as a graphic designer/ Illustrator. In 2005 Elina gratuated as a graphic designer from the Institute of Design in Lahti with a BA degree in Visual and Media Arts. Elina  has also except that worked as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator over ten years time. Today Elina has her own design company Solmu, together with her husband Kasper Tammela. Elina has been working with book cover design and book illustrations for Siltala, Stena, Teos and Otava.

Elina Warsta will keep her Artist Talk on 19th of April at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Solmu's  webpage and Facebook page.     

April 12, 2016

Artist Talk by Jakob Krajcik tuesday 12th of April at 6 pm

Jakob Krajcik is during week 15-16 keeping a workshop in Sculpting at the Nordic Art School. Jakob lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden. He has done art projects in Sweden, Spain, Mexico and Germany. In his own artistic practice he focus mostly on Sculpting and drawing.

Jakob Krajcik will keep his Artist Talk on 12th of April at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Jakob Krajcik's webpage 

March 17, 2016

Artist talk by John Court tuesday 22nd and 29th of March at 6 pm

Performance and visual artist John Court is during week 12 and 13 keeping a drawing course at the Nordic Art School. John has been performing and exhibiting internationally e.g in England, Finland, Canada, France, Sweden, Germany, Norway, China and on Iceland. In his own artistic practice he focus mostly on performance and drawing.



John Court will keep his Artist Talk on both the 22th and 29th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to John Court's webpage 

March 14, 2016

Artist talk by Fredrik Lindqvist tuesday 15th of March at 6 pm

Fredrik Lindqvist is our current guest teacher at the Nordic Art School where he gives a course in experimental woodcut and printmaking. Fredrik has exhibited in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Germany, Russia, China and England. He focuses on woodcut printmaking in his own artistic work .

Fredrik Lindqvist- Holzschnitte auf Stoff - woodcuts on textil

Fredrik Lindqvist- Holzschnitte auf Stoff - woodcuts on textil

Fredrik Lindqvist will give his artist talk on the 15th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!
Link to Fredrik Lindqvist's webpage 

March 8, 2016

Artist talk by Knut Norrman on Tue 8th of March at 6 pm

The current Artist in Residence in the Drake Arts Centre in Kokkola is Knut Norrman. He has an MA in Fine Art from Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden. Knut is from Norway but he is currently based in London, England. In his own artistic practice he focus on videoworks.  

Knut Norrman will keep his artist talk 8th of March at 6 pm. Warmly welcome!

Link to Knut Norrman's webpage.